Grants of up to £2000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund this year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art.

Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence.

Applications from students exploring possible subjects for doctoral research are not appropriate.  The scholarships are intended for discrete projects that can be realized with the funding requested.

Scholars from any country may apply.

Applications, including a two-page proposal, a C.V. and a budget, should be sent by email to by 30 July 2023 – please label all attachments with the surname of the Applicant. There is no application form. Applicants should ask two referees to write separately to the same email address by the same deadline in support of their proposal.

Awards will be made by the end of October 2023.