The Bishop-McKinlay Prize was established in memory of James Bishop and Seamus McKinlay, and is awarded to a second-year student taking art history either as a single-honours course or as a significant part of a joint-degree course, and is intended to support travel and research abroad related to art history.
The prize can cover air fares, internal travel, living costs and health insurance for around four to six weeks, and is tenable in the summer vacation between the second and third years of study. An application of 1,000 words maximum should include an itinerary with visits to specific art works, galleries, architecture, sites or archives that either form the subject of your proposed third-year dissertation, or are otherwise related to art history study.
The recipient is decided by a departmental committee and successful applicants are expected to give a presentation on their travels to the Bishop and McKinlay families, usually early in the summer term.
Applications should be submitted to our Deputy School Manager via email email@example.com, and should include the name of a staff member willing to act as referee. A committee made up of our Head of School and two members of art history staff consider applications and may divide the prize money to make more than one award.