Harold Jones and Frances Murray Research Fellowship

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.

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: 

Please send the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae of no more than four pages
  3. 500-1,000 word statement detailing your research interests and project and how they will be advanced by study of the Center's archives and print collection

Email applications to Leslie Squyres, Archivist and Head of Reference Services.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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 February 28, 2018. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center's publicity.
Contact information: 


  • Alana Wolf Johnson is a PhD candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her dissertation is titled, “Sensational Atlases of New York City: Mapping Perception between the Wars.” Her research at CCP will focus on her chapter, “Mediating the Metropolis: Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand’s Manhatta and how the rhythmic organization of Manhatta is anything but accidental.