Friends of York Art Gallery Research Scholarship​

Posted on 21 August 2014

Scholarship available for a 2014-15 full-time entrant to the MA in History of Art programme, or a related pathway degree.

The Friends of York Art Gallery Research Scholarship​ has become available for a 2014-15 full-time entrant to the MA in History of Art programme, or a related pathway degree. The award will provide the successful applicant with a £5,000 partial fee-waiver and a placement at York Art Gallery. 

The award will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to undertake a project which will complement the work already done by Simon Spier, the 2013-14 recipient of the scholarship, and jointly form a significant element of a future exhibition at York Art Gallery. Simon is researching the York School of Art (started following a campaign fronted by York's artist, William Etty in 1842) up to 1892. Many well-known artists studied or taught at this school, including John Bunting (Anthony Gormley's teacher), Sally Arnup and Bob Brumby (you can read more about Simon’s experiences here). The project for 2014-15 will be based around the school from 1892 until its closure in the 1970s, during which time it was based at York Art Gallery. The successful applicant would be free to devise their own research project in consultation with the curator and supervisor in the department. This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your own innovative approach, and to be part of a curatorial team!

All offer holders, applicants, and prospective applicants for the full-time MA in History of Art or a related pathway degree (Autumn 2014 entry) are eligible to apply. Those who have not yet applied for the programme are encouraged to commence a programme application via the 'Select' system, ready to submit as soon as possible, should their scholarship application be successful.

Full details, including information about the application process, can be found on our partnership studentship webpages.

Deadline: 9am (BST) on Monday 8th September 2014.

Interviews: Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview in York on Thursday 18th September; applicants should ensure that they are available on this date.