Opportunities

Henry Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowships

Each year we offer a number of Fellowships to enable researchers of different backgrounds and disciplines to develop their work. Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars 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 provide accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem.

To apply for a Fellowship forward a letter of application, a 750-word research proposal, that also indicates how you will use our resources, and a CV by Monday 6 March 2017 to Corinne Painter, Research Programme Assistant: corinne@henry-moore.org.

Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

Henry Moore Grants supports up to three two-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowships in the field of sculpture studies.

Managed by the Henry Moore Institute, 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 £21,000 per annum towards the Fellowship.

Applicants must have an affiliation with a British university department, who will act as the host to the Fellow. Fellowships run for two years and Fellows will be expected to present their work to the Henry Moore Institute on a quarterly basis.

Details for applicants can be downloaded from the 'Resources' section on this page.

The deadline to apply for our 2017-19 Post-doctoral Research Fellowships has now passed.

Henry Moore Institute Internships

Each year we invite applications for four funded internships from students across MA programmes at UK universities. The internships are aimed at students who have a research interest in sculpture and are intended to provide practical experience of working in a museum environment. Internships relate to our collections, exhibitions and research programme and involve students working closely with members of staff.

The timing of each internship is arranged according to applicant and project schedule. Travel and, if necessary, accommodation will be provided.  An award of £250 will be given to students at the end of the two-week internships.

For further information, please download the Internships information document from the 'Resources' section on this page.

To apply, please email a cover letter stating why you have chosen this project and an up to date CV (maximum two pages) to Corinne Painter, Research Programme Assistant: corinne@henry-moore.org.

The deadline to apply for our 2017 internships has now passed.

Henry Moore Institute Essay Prize

As part of the Institute's research programme, in 2017 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 and submitted in the 2016/17 academic year. 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.

Essays should be submitted by email to Corinne Painter, Research Programme Assistant: corinne@henry-moore.org by Friday 15 September 2017 .