Andrew Wyld Research Support Grants are offered in the Autumn 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 an award of up to £2,000 and is awarded to assist with travel and subsistence in connection with research as outlined above.

Scope

Andrew Wyld was a well-known and much respected London art dealer, specialising in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British watercolours. As a young man his only training was to look at as many works of art as possible. For Andrew it was more important to look at and handle original works, and to question and judge their relative merits, than to study photographs and reproductions in books or online. After his death in 2011, a group of friends and family decided to set up a fund in his memory; its aim is to enable students to do exactly as he did, namely to look at, and judge, works of art on paper for themselves. 

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.

The award is to allow students to see and research works on paper at first hand. Grants may be used towards the expenses incurred in visiting prints and drawings collections, galleries, museums, sale rooms and other institutions for the purpose of studying British works of art on paper of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including watercolours, prints and drawings. 

The award can be used for:

  • Fares (in full)
  • Accommodation (up to a maximum of £100 per night)
  • Daily subsistence (£40 per day)

Funding

The Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant is for up to £2,000 and is awarded to assist with travel and subsistence.  

The award will be paid directly to the individual as a lump sum only.

Eligibility

Our funding programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history only. All supported topics must have an historical perspective.

Undergraduate students undertaking dissertation research, graduate and doctoral students are eligible to apply in the Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant category, with the stipulation that their research is of a scholarly nature.

For further questions on eligibility please contact the Fellowships & Grants Manager.

Application 

Andrew Wyld Grants are offered in our Autumn round of funding, applications will open 10 August 2020 and close on 30 September 2020. 

To apply for a Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant you must use our online system at grants.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk. Once registered you will be able to fill out the online application form (example of which can be downloaded below) and provide the details of one referee. Once the application is submitted we will contact the nominated referee with details on how they submit their reference which must be completed through our online system and must be no more than 500 words.

Applications and nominated referee details must be received by 30 September, referees have until 10 October to submit their references.

Requirements:

  • Payment of the grant must be claimed within 12 months of it being awarded and the research trip must be taken within 18 months
  • Within six months of completion of the Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant the recipient must submit a final written report to be circulated to the board of the Andrew Wyld Fund
  • The support of an Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant should also be acknowledged in any subsequent article or publication