- 14 August 2023
Applications are now open for the autumn 2023 round of Paul Mellon Centre funding opportunities. The categories of funding on offer are:
Awards of up to £40,000 intended to provide seed-money to fund a research project in which two or more partner organisations are involved and is designed to cover practical costs for enhancing the collaborative research project.
Awards of up to £40,000 offered to institutions, galleries or museums to help towards the costs of appointing a Research Curator to undertake research for a specific project.
Awards of up to £25,000 offered to institutions, galleries or museums to support innovative conservation research. It may be used towards the costs of supporting a conservator or research scholar undertaking a conservation research project or technical analysis which will lead to a research project.
Awards of up to £40,000 offered to institutions to help support a curator or research scholar undertaking a digital research project or research which will lead to a digital or online project such as an online exhibition, catalogue or database or a research project using digital technologies.
Awards of up to £3,000 to support the practical expenses incurred in hosting ‘in-person’ or online lectures, conferences, workshops, symposia and seminars for scholars or provided at a scholarly level for the general public.
Awards offered to publishers, institutions and/or authors to offset costs incurred in producing works of scholarship in print or in other media. The grant is either a maximum of £7,000 when applied for by a publisher, £3,000 when applied for by an author or a maximum £10,000 when jointly applied for by both author and publisher.
Awards of up to £2,000 towards the expenses incurred in visiting collections, libraries, archives or historic sites within the UK or abroad for research purposes.
Awards of £2,000 offered to students working on a topic in the field of British works of art on paper of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including watercolours, prints and drawings. The grant is designed to allow students to see and research works on paper at first hand and to assist with travel and subsistence in doing so. The Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant is administered by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art on behalf of the Andrew Wyld Fund.
Applications close on 6 October 2023, references are due by 13 October 2023. All applications must be made via the grants website.