Paul Mellon Centre in the UK provides Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre to scholars, established academics or senior museum specialists in the area of British art and architectural history either to finish a manuscript or book for publication or to undergo a continuous period of research towards a main project in 2021.
Their award program supports scholarship, scholarly research and the distribution of knowledge in the areas of British art and architectural history, and of British visual culture recognized more widely, from the medieval period to the present day.
They are structured to excuse Fellows from teaching and/or other employment duties and provide them with a specified period to dedicate to writing or research.
Nine-month full-time Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre are particularly structured for:
- The conclusion of a book or other such main study for instant publication (printed or online)
- A period of continuous research for a clearly specified main project which will lead to a publication (printed or online), a directory or an exhibition
Worth of Award
Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre are grants of £40,000, which can be used as either:
- Replacement teaching or staff expenses and paid straight to either the Fellow’s University or Institution
- A lump-sum award if the Fellow is an autonomous or freelance scholar
The Centre does not award full economic expenses.
If an autonomous Fellow takes on full-time employment during the time of the Senior Fellowship, the Centre will demand an appropriate refund of the award.
Eligibility for Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre
Their funding program backs scholarship, scholarly research and the distribution of knowledge in the areas of British art and architectural history, and of British visual culture comprehended more widely, from the medieval period to the modern day.
- All supported topics are required to have a clear art-historical viewpoint, and also those that concentrate on recent or contemporary artistic practice.
- All applications have to show that British art, architecture or visual culture offers a significant focus for their project.
- Applications will be evaluated based on their academic rigour, novelty, and addition to scholarship.
- They do not finance research projects concentrating on archaeology, present architecture practice, or the performing arts.
- To put in for a Senior Fellowship program, you have to be a prominent and recognized scholar in the area of British art or architectural history, preferably with a substantial publishing record.
- Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre are for the academic session 2020/2021 and may be taken between September 2020 and September 2021. Fellowship programs cannot be delayed to later academic sessions nor can they run alongside with a Fellowship granted by another institution.
- Applications for abrupt periods than nine months will not be considered.
How to Apply for Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre
Senior Fellowships at Paul Mellon Centre are provided in their Spring round of funding, the subsequent one will be Spring 2021 with applications beginning on 23 November 2020.
- To put in for a Senior Fellowship program, you have to use their online system at grants.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk.
- Once signed up, you will be able to complete the online application form and submit the contact details of two referees. Once the application is submitted they will get in touch with the nominated referees with information on how they submit their references which has to be completed via their online system and should not be more than 500 words.
- The referees should possess direct knowledge of the candidate’s academic career and the subject field for which funding is being sought after. Advisory Council would like to be notified of the novelty of the subject matter and the candidate’s fitness to pursue such research.
- Within six months of conclusion of the Senior Fellowship program, the Fellow has to submit a final written report.
Applications and nominated referee information should be gotten by January 31, referees have until 10 February to hand in their references.
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