The Yale Center for British Art offers short-term residential awards to scholars undertaking research related to British art. The awards are intended to enable scholars working in any discipline, including history, the history of art, literature, and other fields related to British visual and material culture, to study the Center’s collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as primary and secondary reference materials.
Awards are offered at both postdoctoral (or equivalent) and pre-doctoral levels. Postdoctoral awards may be held between one to four months. While all applications are given equal consideration, we encourage stays of at least two months. Pre-doctoral awards may be held from one to two months and are intended for graduate students writing dissertations in the field of British art. Applicants from North America must be ABD to qualify.
One award per annum is reserved for a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. In addition, scholars may apply to the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, for awards in the same year; every effort will be made to offer consecutive dates.
Awards cover the cost of travel to and from New Haven, and provide accommodation as well as a living allowance. Recipients are required to be in residence in New Haven and must be free of all other significant professional responsibilities during their stay.
The application process for Visiting Scholar Awards for July 2013 to June 2014 is now closed. Complete application information, including deadline, for Visiting Scholar Awards for July 2014 to June 2015 will be posted in early fall 2013. For further information, please contact the Research Department (email@example.com | +1 203 432 9805).