Adolf Fassbender Travel Fellowship Award

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

Advanced scholars and researchers 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:

  1. Complete the application form. Applications are now closed for the 2020 cycle. Please check back in Fall 2020 for new application form.
  2. Include a 500-1,000 word statement detailing your research interests and project, and how they will be advanced by study of the Center's archives, library, and print collection.
  3. Attach a Curriculum Vitae of no more than four pages.

Application deadline:
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Selection process:
Applications are now closed for the 2020 cycle. Please check back in Fall 2020 for new application form. 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 March 15, 2020. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center's publicity.

Please email Alexis Peregoy, Associate Archivist, with any questions.

Contact Information

Alexis Peregoy
Associate Archivist



  • Aaron Turner is a Research Fellow in Photography and the Coordinator for the Center for Photographers of Color in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas. Aaron’s research here at the Center for Creative Photography looks into the relationships fostered personally and in the work of photographers Roy DeCarava, Dawoud Bey, and Carrie Mae Weems. The first tier of  his research will focus on each artists philosophy, approach or stance on documentary photography and how one another’s work influenced those positions and how it ties into the trajectory of their life’s work. Mainly DeCarava’s affect on the life and work of Bey and Weems.