Call for Applications: 2024 Research Fellowships at The Image Centre
Deadline: September 30, 2023 by 5 pm EDT
Applications are now open for The Image Centre’s (IMC) 2024 fellowship program for photography-related research. Applications are welcome from a variety of scholars and independent artists, with six fellowships ranging in value from $2,500–$10,000. This year’s deadline is September 30, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. EDT. Learn more at theimagecentre.ca/fellowship.
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.
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.
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.
The Elaine Ling Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $4,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward a master’s degree.
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.
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.
- Applicants are encouraged to read the submission guidelines closely and only apply to the fellowships that are most appropriate to their work and eligibility. Artists, and others proposing research-creation and artistic projects are encouraged to apply for the Tanenbaum Fellowship exclusively.
- 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.
- Fellows will be expected to carry out their research at The Image Centre or Toronto Metropolitan University Archives and Special Collections for a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of three (3) months, between February 1, 2024 and February 28, 2025. Please see the full guidelines for timing requirements per fellowship.
- Fellows are expected to pay the cost of travel and accommodation in Toronto. The stipend awarded with the fellowship is intended to offset these costs.
- Fellowships are available to both Canadian and international applicants; those without Canadian citizenship are responsible for obtaining travel visas as required by law according to their nationality.
- Fellows will submit a two-page report summarizing their research, no later than one month after the completion of their fellowship.
Applications must be sent to Dr. Thierry Gervais via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 30, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. EDT. The application must include the following:
1. A project proposal (approximately 1,000 words) that outlines the subject, the originality of the research, its foundation in the collections at the IMC or TMU Archives and Special Collections, and the applicant’s scholarly abilities to address the subject. The first line of the proposal must indicate which fellowship(s) the applicant is seeking.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. One sample of written work (maximum 20 pages). For artists applying to the Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship, an example of previous film or video work (maximum 10 minutes long) may be submitted instead of a writing sample.
These first three components must be gathered into one PDF document with the filename saved as: FirstnameLastname2024-Application.pdf. If film or video is being submitted instead of a writing sample, a link to view the file must be included in the candidate’s application email, and the proposal and CV should be gathered into one PDF document. The applicant should indicate in the subject line: Application for IMC 2024 Fellowship.
4. One letter of recommendation from someone in a position to characterize the applicant’s scholarly or artistic abilities to successfully carry out the proposed project. The letter should be emailed directly from the referee to email@example.com and must be received before the application deadline.
The referee should indicate in the subject line: Reference for IMC 2024 Fellowship Applicant for [Applicant’s Full Name]. The letter should be submitted as a PDF with the filename: ApplicantFirstnameApplicantLastname2024-Reference.pdf.
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