Careers and Employability offers two mentoring programmes to support your personal and professional development.
These scholarships and fellowships are designed to help you develop your creative practice.
Each year we award those who have demonstrated outstanding ideas in their practice so far. This can be in a wide range of creative disciplines, or in the use of creative solutions across other industries.
Mead Scholarships provide three awards of up to £2,500. These are for undergraduate students nearing the end of their penultimate year at the time of applying.
Mead Fellowships provide two awards of up to £10,000. These are for final year students (undergraduate and postgraduate) nearing completion of their degrees at the time of applying and recent graduates (up to one year after date of graduation).
The Mead Programme is managed by Careers and Employability and generously supported by philanthropist Scott Mead. Scott is a fine art photographer, philanthropist and investor based in London for over 20 years.
The Mead Scholarships are open to:
All Mead Scholarships candidates must have completed their penultimate year by the time of undertaking the scholarship.
The Mead Fellowships are open to:
All Mead Fellowships candidates must have graduated by the time they undertake the fellowship.
Applications are open to individuals irrespective of their nationality or country of residence. Please note recipients of the AHRC Scholarships are not eligible to apply, due to the terms and conditions set out by AHRC.
We will not be holding any more workshops for the Stage #1 application process. However, you may download a copy of the slides here: Mead scholarships fellowships_2017 slides from workshop for applicants stages 1-3.pdf
If you are applying for a MEAD Scholarship or Fellowship, we strongly suggest you make a record of the schedule below, so you can keep these dates free.
• You may only apply to ONE of the subject areas
• Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
• Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot offer individual feedback on Stage #1 applications.
The process for applying to MEAD has 3 stages:
Between 30-40 of the Stage #1 applications will be shortlisted, with projects selected across these 10 subject areas and from UAL colleges:
• Architecture/ interiors, spaces, conservation
• Fashion, design, tailoring, production
• Fine Art, 2D, 3D, photography
• Visual comms, graphics, illustration media, journalism
• Film, TV, animation
• Product, industrial, 3D, jewellery, textiles, materials
• Theatre, design, performance, acting, directing, writing
• Research (Mres/Phd)
• Business/ management/ enterprise, MBA
• Culture Criticism Curation
Shortlisted applicants from Stage #1 will be invited (by email) to submit a longer, more detailed application. (Please find guidance notes in the link here)
Full details of the Stage #2 application process will be sent to the shortlisted applicants by email, along with an invitation to attend a MEAD Applicants’ Workshop on Monday 13th March 2.30-5pm
About 10 of the Stage #2 applications will make it through to the final stage of the process – the MEAD pitch. These 10 or so students will be asked to give a short pitch about their project, followed by a brief Q&A session with the Panel.
The Panel will select 5 winning projects: 3 MEAD scholarships and 2 MEAD Fellowships.
Winners will be announced in July 2017.