Residential Curatorial Awards

Awardees will receive a dedicated working space in the museum's Reference Library.


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. 

Residency Period

Residency dates for successful applicants in the 2025 cycle may be held between January 1, 2025, and December 31, 2025. Awards may be held from one to two consecutive months.

Travel and Accommodation

Awards cover the cost of a J1 visa, travel to and from New Haven, and include accommodations as well as a living allowance. Assistance with immigration processes will be provided where possible. Awardees 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 application for a 2025 Residential Award is now closed. Please check back here in fall 2024. 


Please contact the Research department at | +1 203 432 2824.