Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellowships 2017-2019, UK

Publish Date: Jan 10, 2017

Deadline: Feb 03, 2017

Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellowships 2017-2019

The Henry Moore Foundation’s Grants Programme supports up to three two-year Post- doctoral Research Fellowships in the field of sculpture studies. Managed by the Henry Moore Institute, a centre for the study 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 £21,000 per annum towards the Fellowship. Fellows will be provided both with full access to the HMI resources and staff support.

An independent arts charity, the Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. The Henry Moore Institute is an international research centre located in the vibrant city of Leeds, where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor. In our iconic building we host a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world. Each year we host over a hundred powerful discussions, bringing the brightest thinkers together to share ideas.


Applicants must have an affiliation with a British university department, who will act as the host to the Fellow from April 2017. Fellows will be expected to present the development of their work quarterly to the Henry Moore Institute. Fellowships run for two years.

Applications marked ‘Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Grants’ should be sent by Friday 3 February 2017 to:

Corinne Painter (Research Programme Assistant)

Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH


Applications should consist of:

1.Curriculum vitae.

2.References from applicant’s doctoral supervisor and one other academic referee, preferably an examiner.

3.Discursive outline of publication / other research output plans, with expected timetable.

4.Description from the host university of the resources, financial and other, to be made available to the candidate.

5.Details from the host university of arrangements for teaching, if any, which the candidate may be expected to undertake.

6.You will be responsible for the payment of any taxes to Her Majesty’s Revenue &

Customs (HMRC) that may fall due as result of payment of this grant. It is therefore recommended that you take your own tax advice on the proposed grant, determining whether the amounts are taxable as income from a trade, profession or vocation under a binding contract.

7.Please note, if the Fellow does not fulfil his/her obligations to the University in the first year, the second year’s funding could, at The Foundation’s discretion, be revoked.

8.This clause is applicable to those applying from overseas. Any offer of a Fellowship with The Foundation will be conditional upon the successful applicant providing documents (passport/visa) that provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK. The Henry Moore Foundation is unable to make a visa application on behalf of applicants. Any offer of the Fellowship will be held open for up to three months to enable the successful candidate to obtain a visa, if required; after that period the offer will be withdrawn so that it may be offered to another candidate.

Information for Universities

The host department must be asked to provide the following information, to be included with the candidate’s application:

1.The department must confirm that the candidate will be accepted as a Post- doctoral Research Fellow if the award is made, indicating a named academic contact.

2.The Foundation welcomes evidence that the department would be a particularly conducive place for the Fellow to pursue the research project, for example details concerning the supervisor, research interests within the department, libraries, archives, and so on.

3.The Fellowships are worth £21,000 per year, to be paid as a Grant direct to the Fellow. In the normal course of events The Foundation will expect the host department to make a part-contribution. Departments should make clear to The Foundation the contribution they intend to make.

4.The department should describe what resources would be made available to the candidate in order to support their research (for example computer facilities, travel grants, conference support etc.)

5.The department should indicate how much (if any) teaching will be expected of the Fellow, the nature of the teaching, and whether the Fellow will be paid for the teaching.

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