Paul Mellon Centre Collaborative Project Grants

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Collaborative Project Grants are designed to support the development of innovative collaborative research projects between two or more organisations in the field of British art and architecture.

The grant is intended to provide seed-money to fund a research project in which two or more partner organisations are involved and is designed to cover practical costs for enhancing the collaborative research project, including costs associated with travel, accommodation, meetings and scholarly workshops or events.

Outcomes of the Collaborative Project Grant could include a series of workshops or conferences, a publication, an exhibition, a digital project or the submission of a collaborative research project proposal to a major funding body.


Collaborative Project Grants are offered for up to a maximum of £40,000 to cover the full length of the project. Applications for less than £40,000 are also eligible.

The application must nominate one institution or applicant as the administrative lead. The awarded funds will be paid to this institution as a lump sum.

The grant is designed to cover the cost of the project participants’ research, travel, accommodation and meetings, and to help fund scholarly gatherings such as workshops, seminars and conferences.


Our funding programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the fields of British art and architectural history, and of British visual culture understood more broadly, from the medieval period to the present day. All supported topics must have a clear art-historical perspective, including those that focus on recent or contemporary artistic practice. All applications must demonstrate that British art, architecture or visual culture provides a substantial focus for their project. Applications will be assessed according to their academic rigour, originality, and contribution to scholarship. We do not fund research projects focusing on archaeology, current architecture practice, or the performing arts.

Applications are open to international as well as national institutions.

For further questions on eligibility please contact the Fellowships & Grants Manager.

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Humanités : Architecture et urbanisme, Art et histoire de l'art, Etudes classiques, Histoire