Opportunities

Henry Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowships

Each year we offer a number of Fellowships to enable artists and researchers to develop their work.

Visiting Research Fellowships are intended for academics and curators working on historic and contemporary sculpture who can make particular use of the Institute’s resources: our Research Library, Archive of Sculptors’ Papers and the Leeds Sculpture Collections.

Artist Research Fellowships are intended for artists to develop their practice through research, using the Institute’s resources. The Fellowships will support a range of visual arts practices and outcomes generated through research into sculpture and its histories.

Research Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds. In addition we will support up to two six-week Senior Fellowships, which are intended to give established scholars time and space to develop a research project free from usual work commitments.

Fellowships include accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem.

To apply for either Fellowship please forward a letter of application, a 750-word research proposal, that also indicates how you will use our resources, and a CV to Kirstie Gregory, Research Coordinator, by Monday 27 January 2020.

Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

The Henry Moore Foundation’s Grants Programme supports a small number of two-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowships in the field of sculpture studies. Managed by the Henry Moore Institute, a centre for the study and enjoyment of sculpture based in Leeds, the Fellowships assist scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies to prepare a substantial publication or similar research output. The Foundation awards a grant of up to £21,000 per annum towards the Fellowship.

Applicants must have an affiliation with a British university department, that will act as host to the Fellow from September 2019. Fellows will be expected to present the development of their work quarterly to the Henry Moore Institute. Previous post-doctoral fellows have gained international recognition for their publications, with many now holding senior posts in academia and the arts more widely.

Details for applicants can be found in the 'Downloadable resources' section on this page.

The deadline to apply for our 2019 Post-doctoral Research Fellowships has now passed.

Henry Moore Institute Internships

Each year we invite applications for our funded ten day internships. These are open to candidates from any discipline who are studying at MA level in UK universities, or who have gained equivalent experience through employment or voluntary work. The internships are intended to provide practical experience of the working environment in a museum, and an interest in sculpture is advantageous. Internships involve shadowing members of our curatorial team. The internships should be completed between January and July 2020. A contribution towards travel expenses will be provided, and an award of £250 will be given at the end of the internship. The frequency and duration are flexible, depending on availability of interns and staff.

The deadline to apply for our 2019-20 Internships has now passed.

Henry Moore Institute Dissertation Prize

As part of the Institute's research programme, in 2019 two prizes will be awarded for extended pieces of writing on contemporary, modern or historical sculpture. At the Institute we understand the study of sculpture to encompass a wide range of approaches, mediums, disciplines and theories and we are open to receiving submissions relating to sculpture in the broadest possible sense. The Henry Moore Institute Dissertation Prizes are open to BA and MA students of all disciplines.

BA Dissertation: £200 cash prize
MA Dissertation: £300 cash prize

In addition both will receive:

  • Henry Moore Institute selected publications to the cover price value of £50.
  • Free entry to all Henry Moore Institute conferences for one year.
  • Publication of dissertation abstracts in the Henry Moore Institute newsletter.
  • Bound copies of dissertations published and entered into the Henry Moore Institute Research Library.

This Prize is for a dissertation, submitted as part of course work within the past academic year at a UK university. Dissertations should not have previously been published or be in publication.

Applicants should include a letter from their academic organisation to indicate their course and place of study as well as a letter of support from an academic tutor or supervisor.

The deadline to apply for our 2019 prize has now passed.