Terra Foundation for American Art-Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship

Since 2018, the Terra Foundation-Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship is offered annually to support a non-US scholar pursuing research on an aspect of Anglo-American artistic exchange. This four-month research fellowship is designed to facilitate original, rigorous, and exciting new scholarship on an aspect of the artistic relationship between Britain and the United States from 1500 to 1980. The fellowship cannot be used to support research in the fields of archaeology, the current practice of architecture, or the performing arts.

  • Amy Tobin is the 2019–20 Terra Foundation-Paul Mellon Centre Fellow.

This award is administered by the Paul Mellon Centre. For more information about deadlines, eligibility, application procedures, and funding, please visit their website: https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/terra-pmc-fellowship


The call for applications for the 2020–21 fellowship will open mid-November 2019 and close on January 31, 2020.

Eligibility & Application Information  

  • As this fellowship is intended to support international scholarship, US citizens are not eligible to apply for this award.
  • The fellowship is for an individual employed at a college, university, museum or archive, or for an independent scholar.
  • The award is open to a range of individuals, from early-career postdoctoral scholars to those who are internationally recognized in their field of expertise. The Paul Mellon Centre will make allowance for applicants who have had a career break or who are established scholars without doctorates.
  • To apply, please visit the Paul Mellon Centre for British Studies website: https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/terra-pmc-fellowship

Information about Funding

The Terra Foundation-Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship will provide an honorarium of £9,500. The award can be used towards replacement teaching costs at the fellow’s home institution, or for replacement curatorial staff, if required. It is administered and disbursed by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London. Please consult directly with the Paul Mellon Centre for more details about the funding uses and conditions.

Past Recipients


Alison Clarke, PhD, University of Liverpool / The National Gallery, London
“British Art Dealers and American Museums: David Croal Thomson’s 1898 Visit to the United States”