Center opened in 1977, annual research fellowship since 1995
Paid by host:

The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by The Henry Moore Foundation's Grants Programme and will receive a grant of 21,000 GBP per annum over the two-year period, payable quarterly. This grant is to cover living and all research-associated expenses. At the end of year one, the Fellow will receive a full appraisal of progress and if obligations in the first year are not fulfilled the second year of funding can at the Foundation's discretion be revoked.

The Research Fellowship provides accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem.

Application guidelines:

Read more about the current call here.


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The Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute


The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds, funded by The Henry Moore Foundation. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

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, the Fellowships assist scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies to prepare a substantial publication or similar research output. Note: applicants need to be affiliated with a British university department. More about this programme here.

The Henry Moore Institute also invites applications for the following research fellowship programmes:

Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars and curators, working on historic and contemporary sculpture using the Institute's library, archive of sculptors’ papers and the collection of Leeds Art Gallery. Up to four fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds to develop their own research. With access to our resources and an on-going dialogue with the Institute staff, fellows are free to pursue their own interests in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Senior Fellowships are intended to give established scholars (working on any aspect of sculpture) time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments. Up to two senior fellowships, for periods of between 4 to 6 weeks will be offered.

Both fellowships provide accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem. The Institute offers the possibility of presenting finished research in published form, as a seminar, or as a small exhibition. The fellowships are an integral part of the research programme, presenting fresh perspectives on the Institute’s collections, opening up new collaborative possibilities and furthering research into sculpture.

More about this programme here.



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