Photography Fellowships – University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography

Photography Fellowships - University of Arizona, Center for Creative PhotographyDeadline: 15 November 2011

Open to: Scholars from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research.


The is pleased to announce the availability of four new fellowships:

Fellowships and Internships

The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, invites applications for fellowships in support of research using the Center’s archive, fine print, and rare book collections. Our goal is to promote new knowledge about photography, photographic history, and photographic theoryFellowship applications are evaluated within this context.

The Center for Creative Photography is the largest institution is the world devoted to documenting the history of . At the heart of the Center are the archives of over 200 photographers, scholars, galleries, and organizations, comprised of 4.5 million items and complemented by an unparalleled collection of over 90,000 fine prints. In the new , researchers will be able to study items from the fine prints collection side-by-side with negatives, transparencies, correspondence, and other manuscript and visual materials.


Fellowships Available: Deadline is November 15, 2011

Fellowships are awarded for projects that require an extended period of research in the collections of the Center. Awards in amounts up to $5,000 will support two to four weeks of study at the Center.

  • Milton Rogovin Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to support research into the art and career of Milton Rogovin (1909-2011) and socially concerned photography.
  • Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to support research into the art and career of Josef Breitenbach (1896-1984) and as his work and archive relates to other works and archives in the Center’s collections.
  • Edward Weston Family Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to support research on the art, career, and influence of Edward Weston (1886-1958), his family, models, and friends.
  • Ansel Adams Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography.


Scholars from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research.

Application process

Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae of no more than four pages, and a brief statement detailing the candidate’s research interests and how they will be advanced by study of the Center’s archives and print collection.  Attention will be given to the candidates’ statement concerning the value of the Center’s holdings in investigating those interests. Please visit the Center’s website for more information about collections. Applicants may also address questions about the collections to the Head of the Laura Volkerding Study Center, Leslie Clames calmesl@ccp.library.arizona.edu.

Applications should be emailed to: Cass Fey, Curator of Education, cass@ccp.library.arizona.edu.

Applications must be sent via email by November 15, 2011

Selection Process

Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. Decisions will be announced by email on or before December 31, 2011. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center Staff. Fellowships recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center’s publicity.

The Ansel Adams Internship at the Center for Creative Photography


Each academic year since 1987 the Center has offered a paid internship to qualified University of Arizona graduate students. This opportunity allows students to experience a wide variety of museum and archive activities and to gain experience working under the supervision of Center staff. Depending on student interest and current Center needs an internship is designed each year for a specific project. Past interns have been assigned to work with Center staff in the curatorial, education, archives, and digital scanning areas.


Open to full-time new or continuing University of Arizona graduate students with at least a 3.5 GPA (Board of Regents requirement). Students may be pursuing graduate degrees in any discipline, but must have evidenced sufficient interest in the fields of photography, art history, art education, archives, library science, or museum studies to indicate that an internship at the Center would support their educational goals.

Application process

  • Submit a letter of interest indicating educational background, relevant personal accomplishments, educational and professional goals,and an indication of how you would envision working with Center stuff. If you are basing your proposal on an existing or new Center project, you are advised to discuss this possibility in advance with the appropriate Center staff. The most important component of this letter is a clear statement of the effect an internship would have on achievement of the candidate’s goals.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member in the applicant’s college. Incoming students should submit a recommendation letter from their most recent college.
  • Submit a copy of the most current University of Arizona grade transcript. Incoming students should submit a copy of their most recent transcript.
  • Applications must be postmarked April 13, 2012, or be hand delivered to the Administrative Offices, Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721-0103.
  • Notification of the internship for 2012/2013 will be made by May 11, 2012.

Selection process

Choice of the 2012/2013 intern will be made by a committee composed of the Center’s Curator of Education and other staff. An interview may be required. Please be sure to include current local contact information including email address and telephone number.


The intern must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters at the University of Arizona. In order to take full advantage of the internship, the intern will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours per week on site. Work schedules are flexible with the approval of the sponsoring Center staff member.


The internship award is a stipend of up to $2000 plus a tuition scholarship for the 2012/2013 academic year at the University of Arizona.

Further information

Contact Cass Fey, Curator of Education, 626-5211; cass@ccp.library.arizona.edu.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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