Research posts

Tate is occasionally able to offer research posts relating to various aspects of its research programme. Often these posts are funded by external grant-giving bodies or are created in partnership with other institutions. Details of these posts and the application process will be provided here.


Research fellowships are available for scholars who seek to pursue their research at Tate for a period ranging from three months to three years. Fellowships are non-stipendiary but offer hot-desk facilities at Tate’s Research department, based at Millbank, London.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please email; explaining why you would like to be based at Tate and the relevance of your research to Tate. Address your email to Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate.


Tate is delighted to host a growing number of doctoral students engaged in research at Tate.

Collaborative doctoral awards 2015

With partnering universities Tate is inviting applications for AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral awards, conducting research on the following themes:

  • Reporting the RevolutionThe Artist as Witness, Critic and Propagandist for the 1917 Revolution in Russia
    Tate and the Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Re-displaying the ModernA History of Art Exhibitions, Artistic Networks and Institutions in the Middle East and North Africa
    Tate and the University of York

Research placements

Scholars and postgraduate students seeking a research placement at Tate should download and complete the research placement application form and email it, along with their CV, to

Application are considered by the Head of Research and others. Applicants should receive a decision within six weeks. Applications for a research placement due to start in less than six weeks, or requiring Tate’s support in an application process with less than six weeks before the deadline, will not be considered.