Fellowships

Promoting new knowledge about photography, photographic history, and photographic theory.

The Center for Creative Photography welcomes applications for its next Fellowship Program cycle. Please use our application form to apply to the Center's fellowship opportunities. Applicants should review details below to best understand the terms and conditions of the various fellowships on offer, but all applications through our form will be considered for all applicable fellowship opportunities.

We particularly encourage applicants who can bring new and critical approaches to the Center's collections. We are happy to review applications for a wide range of interdisciplinary projects and welcome proposals for academic, artistic, or public interest projects. Applicants may review the Center's assessment rubric to better understand the criteria that will be used to inform our selection process.

Our application deadline is 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023. Applicants will be notified on March 31st of acceptance.

Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

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.

More information on the Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship

Todd Walker Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $3,500 to support research into the art and career of Todd Walker.

More information on the Todd Walker Research Fellowship

Ansel Adams Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $5,000 to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography.

More information on the Ansel Adams Research Fellowship

Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $2,500 to support research at the Center for Creative Photography by curators, writers, and researchers investigating the life and work of Kenneth J. Botto; researchers investigating photographers working to incorporate set-up, collage, or constructed imagery; or researchers investigating photographers whose work is a critical comment on political, social, and/or art historical issues in society.

More information on the Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship

Photographic Arts Council - Los Angeles (PAC-LA) Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $2,500 to support research at the Center for Creative Photography in the history of photography.

More information on the Photographic Arts Council - Los Angeles (PAC-LA) Research Fellowship

Harold Jones and Frances Murray Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $2,500 to encourage research by curators, historians, social scientists, writers, artists, and critics, on photographers whose archives are at the Center.

More information on the Harold Jones and Frances Murray Research Fellowship

Adolf Fassbender Travel Fellowship Award

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $2,500 for travel to support research at the Center for Creative Photography in the history of photography.

More information on the Adolf Fassbender Travel Fellowship Award

Gary Metz Research Fellowship

Application Due Date: 9am (MST Arizona) March 6, 2023

Awards up to $2,500 to an individual engaged in researching and writing about photographic theory relating to the imagery and its impact on individuals and societies; and/or our relationship to images and the reasons that drive their creation. This triennial fellowship is next scheduled be offered in 2021, currently TBD due to COVID-19.

More information on the Gary Metz Research Fellowship