Henry Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowships
Each year we offer a number of Fellowships to enable researchers to develop their work.
Visiting Research Fellowships are intended for artists, 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.
Up to four 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.
Both Fellowships include accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem.
The deadline to apply for our 2018-19 Visiting Research Fellowships has now passed.
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 four funded two-week internships for students across MA programmes at UK universities. The internships are aimed at students who have an interest in sculpture and are intended to provide practical experience of working in a museum environment. Internships involve students working with our resources under the supervision of members of our curatorial team. The internships should be completed between January and July 2019. An award of £250 will be given to students at the end of the two week internship and travel expenses will be provided.
The deadline to apply for our 2019 internships has now passed.
Henry Moore Institute Dissertation Prize
As part of the Institute's research programme, in 2018 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 2018 prize has now passed.