Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Henry Moore Institute: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Call for Applications

Application deadline: July 22, 2013

An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture. The Institute invites applications for a two-year fellowship, beginning in autumn 2013. Based at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Post-doctoral Fellow's research focus should be pre-twentieth-century sculpture, paying particular attention to the ways in which history is engaged with in the present. The Post-doctoral Research Fellowship is funded by The Henry Moore Foundation's Grants Programme and will receive a grant of 21,000 GBP per annum over the two-year period, payable quarterly. This grant is to cover living and all research-associated expenses.

Fellowship specifications:
The Research Fellow will take responsibility for the research, organization and realisation of one workshop (year one) and one two-day international conference (year two) at the Henry Moore Institute relating to their own specialist research.–The Research Fellow will research, organise and realise one series of four public evening talks in relation to an exhibition of the researcher's choice within the Institute's programme.–The Research Fellow will take an active role within the day-to-day activities of the Institute, assisting with the Research Team's work with Research Fellows and events.–The Research Fellow will take part in Henry Moore Institute events and major staff meetings, providing additional academic response and feedback to research and exhibition development.–The Research Fellow will deliver, as a representative of the Henry Moore Institute, at least two academic papers at conferences / universities /museums relating to the Fellow's own research.–The Research Fellow will develop their own research by developing an exhibition / conference / publication proposal during the tenure, providing regular six-month updates to HMI staff at team meetings.–The Fellow will be expected to be based at the Henry Moore Institute, and to work with the Research Team for a minimum of two days per week.Applicants for this fellowship should submit:
A proposal for one large, two-day international conference on a subject related to his/her interests–A curriculum vitae–References from the their doctoral supervisor and one other academic referee–A synopsis of their doctoral research
Applications, marked 'Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Grant,' should be sent by email to Kirstie Gregory (Research Programme Assistant at the Henry Moore Institute):

For non-EU citizens, the Fellow must apply for a UK work visa on receipt of their certificate of sponsor number which will be provided by the Henry Moore Foundation.

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
Leeds LS1 3AH
T + 44 (0) 113 246 7467
For more information and to apply, visit

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