Residential scholars

The Center offers four types of short-term residential awards to scholars undertaking research related to British art. While in residence, scholars have access to the Center’s rich holdings of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as primary and secondary reference materials.

Covid-19 Announcement

Given the extensive disruptions incurred by COVID-19, the Yale Center for British Art is not currently accepting fellowship applications. For further information, contact the Research department at | +1 203 432 2824.


Scholars are given a dedicated working space in the Center’s Reference Library and encouraged to participate in events and programs, as well as to engage with the scholarly community of the university. They are also able to take advantage of the extensive collections at other Yale museums and libraries.

Current and past scholars

Visiting Scholar Awards

These awards provide academic, museum, and independent scholars, as well as doctoral students and artists, working in any field related to British visual and material culture an opportunity to study the Center’s collection.

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Curatorial Scholar Awards

Museum curators from anywhere in the world are now eligible for these awards. Applicants must be engaged in significant curatorial work in the field of British art. Curators at municipal and regional museums are especially encouraged to apply.

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AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) Scholar Awards

These awards are open to early career researchers, research assistants, and doctoral students funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Applications must be made through the AHRC.

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Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency

The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency is a nine-month term-limited position that provides library professionals with substantive exposure to rare materials cataloguing. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are enthusiastic about becoming a part of the next generation of special collections librarians.

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Contact the Research department at | +1 203 432 2824