List of Funding

Please see below a selection of institutions offering a broad variety of different scholarships and grants for medieval art historians, among others.

Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

The Society offers a number of awards, both in recognition of outstanding scholarship and in support of new research and publication. They also offer a PhD Scholarship.

The British Archeological Association

The Association offers support for completing thesis of post-graduate degrees and an essay prize.

ARTES: Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group

ARTES, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, awards an annual essay medal to the author of the best art-historical essay on a Hispanic theme. They also award annual travel scholarships, as well as scholarships for doctoral and post-doctoral students.

The British School at Rome

Awards The Giles Worsley Travel Fellowship for architectural historians at PhD level. The fellowship will be awarded to an architect or architectural historian who will spend three months at the British School at Rome studying an architectural topic of their choice.

Society for Renaissance Studies

Each year, the Society awards Study Fellowships to support travel or other research expenses for PhD projects in the field of Renaissance Studies.

British-Italian Society

The British-Italian Society, together with the Society for Italian Studies, offers two final-year prizes for an undergraduate essay and a prize for an MA thesis or a part (chapter) of an MPhil or PhD thesis.

Paul Mellon Centre

The centre offers a wide range of fellowships and grants to support scholarship in the field of British art and architectural history.

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

The Trust supports postgraduate students in all fields of study.

Association of Art Historians

The association offers a range of bursaries, grants, awards and prizes throughout the year.

Royal Historical Society

The Royal Historical Society awards a number of prizes each year to recognize outstanding historical scholarship and achievement. The various awards embrace the whole range of the Society’s engagement, and celebrate everything from the best performance by an ‘A’ level student to the best first book by an early career researcher.

Vernacular Architecture Grant

The Vernacular Architecture Group provides a substantial sum for a scheme of grants in support of the study and presentation of vernacular architecture. Grants are available both for research projects and for the promotion or presentation of the subject. The organisation also offers prizes on an annual basis to the best essay on a subject related to vernacular architecture.

International Center of Medieval Art

The International Center of Medieval Art offers an annual Graduate Student Essay Award for the best essay by a student member of the ICMA. The theme or subject of the essay may be any aspect of medieval art, and can be drawn from current research.

The Medieval Academy of America

The Medieval Academy, in collaboration with the Richard III Society-American Branch, offers fellowships and awards in memory of William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek, to support research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500).

Ancient and Modern Prize

A yearly grant of £1,000 for a research project of an individual aged under 26 or over 60.

The Mediaeval Journal/St Andrews

Offers a £500 prize for the best essay on medieval art, up to 8000 words. Deadline is usually in March.


German academic exchange programme for scholars wishing to study in Germany.