Maureen Attrill Bursary

Maureen Attrill Bursary

Established in the memory of a former long-serving member of staff, the 'Maureen Attrill Bursary' supports an annual research project linked to our art collections.

The bursary has been made possible through the generosity of Maureen’s family, along with the support of The Box Foundation and the former Friends of the City Museum and Art Gallery.

What does the bursary cover?

The bursary supports an annual research project linked to The Box's permanent art collections. The award of up to £1,250 can be used to fund travel expenses, attendance at conferences, seminars or events, materials, books and childcare costs.

Who can apply for the bursary?

Undergraduates or postgraduates from the University of Plymouth, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth College of Art, University of Exeter, Arts University Bournemouth, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, the University of Bristol, members of the University of the Third Age and South West-based museum staff, Open University students and freelance researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.


The successful applicant will be expected to produce a project summary and a 1,000+ word article on their findings. They will also be offered the opportunity to present their research as part of The Box’s events programme.

How to apply

Applications for 2021 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to our two lucky recipients.

More information

Find out more about our fine and decorative art collections. See images of our oil paintings and sculpture on Art UK.

Image: Maureen Attrill, c. 1980. Courtesy of the Attrill family.