Terms & Conditions
Applications for all awards must be made through the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art online Fellowships and Grants application system.
If you accept a fellowship or grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art it will be on the understanding that you have agreed the terms and conditions set out below:
Terms and Conditions applicable to all applicants
- When we make an offer of a fellowship or grant to an individual or institution we will require the applicant to accept the offer within four weeks of the date of the email containing the offer and to provide bank details for the eventual payment of the award funds.
- The amount of the award is set out in the offer email. We are not able to increase the amount of the award. The award amount may be different from the amount you applied for.
- The offer email will give a timescale for claiming the award funds and will also state when the offer will lapse. Funds unclaimed by the specified date will cease to be available and the award offer will be cancelled.
- Awards granted to an institution may not be claimed by an individual but must be claimed officially by the institution.
- The award must be used exclusively for the purposes for which it has been awarded.
- Any proposed changes to a research project, fellowship topic, publication or event must be presented to the Paul Mellon Centre for agreement to such changes.
- We reserve the right to withhold an award or require repayment if false information is provided in the application form or if the award is not spent for the purpose for which it was granted.
- Awards should be acknowledged in all printed and online material which is produced with the support of funding received from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. The Paul Mellon Centre will supply PMC Guidelines for the acknowledgement of support giving the manner in which we should be acknowledged, as well as details for the use of our logo.
- Any part of the award funding that is not required for the approved purpose must be refunded to us.
- Successful applicants must agree, if asked, to contribute a short report concerning the award to our newsletter or online blog.
- Applicants awarded a fellowship, in whichever category, must supply a one or two page report at the completion of their fellowships. This must be submitted via the online system within 6 months of the fellowship ending.
Collaborative Project Grants, Curatorial Research Grants and Digital Project Grants
- Institutions awarded a Curatorial Research Grant or Digital Project Grant must supply a a final report within 6 months of the projects completion. This must be submitted via the fellowships and grants online system.
- PMC staff may wish to visit relevant institutions to see the research project during the term of the grant. Such visits are expected to be facilitated by the relevant institution.
- Authors and Publishers, of both hard copy and online works, must acknowledge the support of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in their publications. We will supply PMC Guidelines for the acknowledgement of support giving the manner in which we should be acknowledged, as well as details as to the use of our logo. These will be sent to successful publication grants applicants.
- Authors and Publishers awarded a Publication Grant for a hard copy publication must supply one copy of their book or catalogue on publication. This copy of their work will be accessioned into our library.
Event Support Grants
- The support of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art should be acknowledged where appropriate on any publicity material, posters, flyers or signage. If you intend using such material please contact the Grants, Fellowships and Communications Manager to receive our logo and our preferred form of acknowledgment.
- Institutions awarded an Event Support Grant must supply a one or two page report on the educational event once it has taken place. This must be submitted via the fellowships and grants online system within 6 months of the event taking place.
- After the event we would be pleased to receive a copy of any printed matter related to the event. This could be: leaflets, flyers, posters, invitations, speaker details, papers (synopsis, presentation slides or full text, if possible) and programme. This material will be added to our institutional archive and retained for the interest of future generations.
Paul Mellon Centre Research Support Grants
- Successful PMC Research Support Grants awardees must supply a one or two page report once they have completed the research undertaken with the help of the Research Support Grant. The report must be submitted via the fellowships and grants online system within 6 months of completing the trip.
Andrew Wyld Research Support Grants
- Successful Andrew Wyld Research Support Grants awardees must supply a one or two page report once they have completed the research undertaken with the help of an Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant. A copy of the report will be forwarded to the Andrew Wyld Fund. This must be submitted via the fellowships and grants online system within 6 months of completing the research.
How we use your information:
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is committed to protecting your privacy and will manage all data supplied by you in compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation and UK data protection legislation. All personal data will be held securely and used for The Paul Mellon Centre’s legitimate interests in administering fellowship and grant awards and the Write on Art Prize. To this end, in the case of the Rome Fellowship your application will be shared with the British School at Rome; in the case of the Digital Project Grant, your application will be shared with external expert advisors; and in the case of the Andrew Wyld Research Support Grant, your application will be shared with the Andrew Wyld Fund; and the case of Write on Art your application will be shared with the shortlisting and judging panel.
Details of successful applications may be made available on the Paul Mellon Centre’s website, in our annual report and in our print and electronic newsletters. At the end of the application process information an all applicants may be retained permanently for historical research purposes in our Institutional Archive.
Please consult the Centre’s Privacy Notice for more information: https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/about/privacy-policy