Visiting Scholar Awards

Visiting Scholar Awards are open to academics, museum professionals, artists, and doctoral candidates who are working in any field related to British visual and material culture. Recipients of the award have the opportunity to access the Center’s rich holdings of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as material from the wider Yale network of museums, libraries, and special collections. 

Eligibility

Academics, museum professionals, artists, and doctoral candidates who are working in any field related to British visual and material culture are eligible to apply. 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

See COVID-19 notice under “Apply.” 

Travel and Accommodation

Awards cover the cost and arraingement 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.

Apply

Given the extensive disruptions incurred by COVID-19, the Yale Center for British Art will not be accepting fellowship applications this year. We will relaunch the fellowship application portal in the fall of 2021 and anticipate being able to welcome successful applicants to Yale from September 2022.

For further information, contact Research (ycba.visitingscholars@yale.edu | +1 203 432 2824).