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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024.

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Visiting research fellowships

Each year our fellowship programme enables artists and researchers to develop their work.

Fellowships allow researchers to spend a month using our facilities in Leeds, and include accommodation, travel and subsistence expenses.

Researchers working in the Henry Moore Institute's library

Fellowship programme

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture. We host a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences and lectures, as well as developing research and publications, to expand the understanding and scholarship of sculpture.

We value a diverse working environment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


What’s included

Research Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month using our research facilities in Leeds.

Fellowships include accommodation, travel and subsistence expenses.

Types of fellowship

Visiting Research Fellowships

Intended for academics or curators working on historic and contemporary sculpture, who can make particular use of the Institute’s resources: our Research Library, Archive of Sculptors’ Papers and the Leeds Sculpture Collections.

Artist Research Fellowships

Designed for artists to develop their practice through research, using the Institute’s resources. These fellowships support a range of visual arts practices and outcomes, generated through research into sculpture and its histories.

Please note that the fellowship is for research only and we are unable to offer studio facilities.

Senior Fellowships

Through these longer (six week) fellowships, we give established scholars time and space to develop a research project free from usual work commitments.

Our facilities

Our central Leeds venue is a world recognised centre for the study and enjoyment of sculpture.

Leeds sculpture collection

We oversee the development of Leeds Museums and Galleries’ sculpture collections, a partnership that has built one of the strongest collections of British sculpture in the country.

Interested in researching Henry Moore?

Fellowships are intended to be based in Leeds. Archival material relating to Henry Moore is housed in purpose-built facilities at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire. If your research will require access to material held at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, please specify this in your application.

Henry Moore Archive

The world’s leading resource on the life and work of Henry Moore, containing publications, correspondence, photographs and exhibition material.

Open by appointment, Mondays to Fridays, 10:00–16:30

Explore the archive

How to apply

To apply for a research fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute, please fill out the form below.

Make sure to include:

  • a letter of application
  • a 750 word research proposal, which indicates how you will use our resources
  • your CV

Deadline to apply: Monday 18 March, 17:00.

We have received reports of technical issues with our application form. If you are facing difficulties submitting your application, please send it to

Please note that the Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024.
As our library, archive and other resource won’t be easily accessible during this time, fellowship projects should not start before we reopen.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit your application in an alternative format, please contact

Current Research Fellows

Find out more about our current researchers and their projects.

In 2023 our visiting fellows include Panteha Abareshi, Murray Anderson, Olivia Bax, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Zoe Partington, Chiara Pazzaglia, Giovanni Rendina and Joseph Strang.

You can also take a look at previous fellowship projects we’ve supported here.

Get to know our Research Fellows

Previous Research Fellows

Find out more about previous research fellows and their projects.