Money & Medals Network Regional Research Fellowships – Bursary Opportunities

The Money & Medals Network (MMN) is offering two Regional Research Fellowships across 2019-20, enabled by funding from Arts Council England, to regional MMN partner museums across England. The aim of the Fellowships is to promote examination of areas of under-researched numismatic collections within regional museums, with a view to delivering public-facing benefits online. Both Fellowships, towards which a bursary of £4,000 is provided for each opportunity, are open to any museums in England already affiliated to the MMN. The MMN is inviting partners to apply for these Fellowships, with the following conditions:

  • There is no set application form, and applications should take the form of a letter of no more than two sides of A4 setting out the research scope, how the proposed work should be undertaken, the proposed timetable for the Fellowship, the benefits of this research to the objectives and legacy of the MMN, and how the bursary money will be used.
  • There is flexibility for the chosen Fellow museums to determine – in consultation with the MMN Project Manager – the form of research to be undertaken, but it must relate directly to numismatic collections in England, include an element of research around those collections, include at least one defined public outcome, and incorporate an evaluation phase involving both the host museum and a representative of the MMN. Applications which do not adhere to those conditions will not be considered.
  • The Fellowships may be taken up on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be used for research expenses or to backfill direct costs of Fellow whilst undertaking the Fellowship.
  • The timing of the Fellowships is flexible. The closing date for applications is June 23rd 2019 and successful applicants will be informed within two weeks of that date. Work may begin at any point after that date, but the research, online output and accompanying evaluation must be completed by the end of April 2020 to align with Arts Council England grant and evaluation objectives.

Applications should be submitted from the regional partner museum by email to Henry Flynn, MMN Project Curator, at hflynn@britishmuseum.org by midnight on June 23 2019. Informal pre-application enquiries may be made to Gareth Williams, MMN Project Manager, gwilliams@britishmuseum.org, tel. 020 7323 8257.

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