The Image Centre Research Fellowships

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Research fellows have the opportunity to study select areas of The Image Centre's photography collections first-hand. These include the acclaimed Black Star Collection of photo-reportage, with over a quarter-million prints spanning the twentieth century; historic and fine art photography collections; and several archives devoted to the life and work of a diverse group of photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Wendy Snyder MacNeil, Jo Spence, and Werner Wolff.

For further information, please contact:
General Inquiries and Applications: imagecentre.research@ryerson.ca
Collection Inquiries: imagecentre.collects@ryerson.ca
Scholarly Inquiries: Dr. Thierry Gervais, Head of Research, gervais@ryerson.ca

The Image Centre Research Fellowships
Applications are now open for 2023 fellowships.

Applications must be sent to Dr. Thierry Gervais via email to imagecentre.research@ryerson.ca no later than January 27, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Download Fellowship Guidelines 2023

In 2023, The Image Centre will offer five fellowships for research related to photography:

The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $10,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold a PhD degree. All proposals will be welcome, but we encourage projects that utilize the collections and resources of The Image Centre and Toronto Metropolitan University Archives and Special Collections. The fellow will be expected to carry out their research at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of three (3) months, between April 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024. Changes in scheduling, timing, and duration of the fellowship may be shifted due to COVID-19.

The Singer Family Doctoral Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $10,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward a PhD degree. While all proposals will be welcome, we encourage projects related to the Minna Keene and Violet Keene Perinchief Collection at this time. Special consideration may be given to fulfill specific research goals. The fellow will be expected to carry out their research at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of three (3) months, between April 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024. Changes in scheduling, timing, and duration of the fellowship may be shifted due to COVID-19.

The Penny Rubinoff Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $5,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold a master’s degree. Candidates’ research should utilize the collections and resources of The Image Centre and Toronto Metropolitan University Archives and Special Collections. The fellow will be expected to carry out their research at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of two (2) to a maximum of six (6) weeks, between April 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024. Changes in scheduling, timing, and duration of the fellowship may be shifted due to COVID-19.

The Wendy Snyder MacNeil Research Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $2,500 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. It is intended to support new perspectives on Wendy Snyder MacNeil’s work and archive, either as a principal subject of investigation or as a point of departure for related research. Candidates must hold or be working toward a master’s degree. Candidates’ research should utilize the collections and resources of The Image Centre and Toronto Metropolitan University Archives and Special Collections. The fellow will be expected to carry out their research at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of four (4) weeks, between April 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024. Changes in scheduling, timing, and duration of the fellowship may be shifted due to COVID-19.

The Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $2,500 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward a master’s degree or be independent artists or scholars with equivalent experience and demonstrated interests. Candidates’ research should utilize the collections and resources of The Image Centre and Toronto Metropolitan University Archives and Special Collections. The fellow will be expected to carry out their research at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of four (4) weeks, between April 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024. Changes in scheduling, timing, and duration of the fellowship may be shifted due to COVID-19.

The Elaine Ling Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $2,500 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward a master’s degree. Candidates’ research should utilize the collections and resources of The Image Centre and Toronto Metropolitan University Archives and Special Collections. The fellow will be expected to carry out their research at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of four (4) weeks, between April 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024. Changes in scheduling, timing, and duration of the fellowship may be shifted due to COVID-19.

Institution
Application date
Duration
1-4 weeks, 2-6 weeks, or 1-3 months
Discipline
Humanities : Arts and Art history