Curatorial Scholar Awards

Curatorial Scholar Awards are open to any curators who are engaged in significant curatorial work in the field of British art.


These awards are open to curators worldwide who are engaged in significant curatorial work in any area of British art. Proposed research projects should relate to the curatorial responsibilities of the applicant. Eligible areas of research include cataloguing, interpretation, the development of exhibitions, collections displays or digital projects, exhibition catalogues or other related museum publications, collections development, conservation, and object care. Priority will be given to applicants with a demonstrated need for funding.

Award Period

Residency dates for successful applicants in the 2024 cycle may be held between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024. Predoctoral awards may be held from one to two months. All other awards may be held from one to three consecutive months.

Travel and Accommodation

Awards cover the cost and arrangement of a J1 visa, travel to and from New Haven, and include accommodations as well as a living allowance. Recipients are required to be in residence in New Haven for the duration of their award and must be free of all other significant professional responsibilities during their stay.


Applications for the 2024 Curatorial Scholar Awards are now closed.


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