The Paul Mellon Centre’s fellowships are not just for art historians
“It took an American collector to make the English look again at their own paintings,” the illustrious art dealer Geoffrey Agnew once said of Paul Mellon’s legacy. The Paul Mellon Centre, founded in 1970, is now the UK’s leading specialist funder of research in British art and architectural history.
The centre funds postdoctoral and mid-career fellowships, alongside several other grants and fellowships, with an annual application deadline of 31 January. While bids must concentrate on art or architectural history, the centre welcomes applications from scholars in any field, as sociologist Monica Sassatelli found out to her advantage when she won a mid-career fellowship in 2017 that substituted handily for a British Academy small grant.