Visiting Scholar Awards

Visiting Scholar Awards provide academic, museum, and independent scholars, as well as doctoral students, working in any field related to British art an opportunity to study the Center’s collection.


Awards are offered to scholars and predoctoral students working in any discipline, including history, history of art, literature, and other fields related to British art. Predoctoral 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. Scholars may apply to the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, for awards in the same year; every effort will be made to offer consecutive dates.

Award Period

Postdoctoral awards may be held between one to four consecutive months, which may take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. While all applications are given equal consideration, stays lasting a minimum of two months are encouraged. Predoctoral awards may be held from one to two months.

Travel and Accommodation

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 for the duration of their award and must be free of all other significant professional responsibilities during their stay.


The closing date for the 2018/2019 awards was Monday, January 08, 2018. The application cycle for the 2019/2020 awards will open in February 2018.

For further information, contact Research ( | +1 203 432 2824).