Fellowships and funding for early-career professionals working with collections

Joshua Reynolds,  Lady Cockburn and her three Eldest Sons  (detail), 1773. Bequeathed by Alfred Beit, 1906 © The National Gallery, London

Joshua Reynolds, Lady Cockburn and her three Eldest Sons (detail), 1773. Bequeathed by Alfred Beit, 1906 © The National Gallery, London

Two of our fellow SSNs, the Understanding British Portraits network and the British Art Network, are inviting applications from early career museum and gallery professionals.

The Understanding British Portraits network is calling for applications from early career collection professionals in the UK for the third round of its Fellowships. Applicants are invited to develop a project proposal that relates to one or more examples of British portraiture in their home collection. The project should aim to develop the applicant’s expertise around a portion of their collection, enhance their research and interpretation skills, and/or their understanding of the potential of learning programmes using portraiture. Applicants should also assess the benefits of their project to their colleagues, collection audience, and institutional records. Full details can be found here. Deadline: Friday 3 May 2019 (5pm)

The British Art Network is offering up to fifteen early career curators travel and accommodation bursaries of up to £1000 each to support attendance at network events and facilitate research visits, mentoring and continuing professional development workshops for a one year period. Full details are available here. Deadline: Monday 6 May 2019