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 second 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.
Applications are currently closed.
All candidates are invited to submit a PDF proposal (max 10 pages, plus a title sheet) via the online application portal. The proposal should address all the elements outlined below.
All candidates are also required to submit an academic reference from a UAL Tutor/Course Leader/Course Director/Dean. Reference letters can be submitted via the portal or emailed the directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reference letter is an essential part of the application and candidates without a reference will not be considered.
Mead proposal must include (max 10 pages, plus title sheet)
Once you have prepared your application, please submit it via the application link at the top of this page.
Proposals will be shortlisted by UAL and results will be announced via email.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to deliver a live presentation to the judging panel.
Applications are now closed – please check back in 2017 when applications will re-open.