Gary Metz Research Fellowship

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 will next be offered in 2021.

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



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  • Lauren Walden is a PhD candidate in Art History at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Her research re-frames the photographic output of the surrealist movement through cosmopolitan political theory. One chapter will be devoted to placing Lola Álvarez Bravo as a surrealist photographer ensconced in a cosmopolitan network of worldwide artistic exchange.