Laurence Binyon Prize 2020

How to Apply

The History of Art Committee proposes to award this prize in Trinity Term 2020, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit. The prize (which will be one of up to £1,000) is open to all matriculated student members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation. The prize will be awarded to enable travel to Asia, the Far East, or another area outside Europe – with travel to Asia being particularly encouraged –to extend knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts. Applications will only be considered from candidates whose travel plans are completely unrelated to their course syllabi or subject of academic research.  The holder of the prize will be expected to submit a report on their travels immediately after their return, which will be uploaded on the History of Art website, blog and social media platforms.

Candidates should apply in writing to:

Department Manager

Department of History of Art

Littlegate House, St Ebbes,

Oxford OX1 1PT

Deadline for receipt of applications is midday, Friday 20 March 2020.

All applications must include, in addition to any testimonials the applicant may wish to submit:

(a)       the applicant's name, college, and date of matriculation;

(b)       a summary of academic career since matriculation, and of any relevant attainments, qualifications, or interests;

(c)       the object of the travel to be undertaken, and the proposed itinerary;

(d)       the proposed budget for the trip;

(e)       the names of two referees, who should be tutors or others in a position to judge the applicant's ability to profit from the travel proposed, who should be asked to write to the Department Manager at the above address by no later than the closing date for applications.

Please note: in line with University guidelines, the Committee is unable to support travel to countries to which the Foreign & Commonwealth Office current advises against travel, see

The successful applicant will be notified of the outcome by the end of Week 2 of Trinity Term 2020, after which the winner will be formally announced in the Gazette.