Todd Walker Research Fellowship

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

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: 


  • Syl Arena is the Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts, Mission College Prep, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Arena studied with Todd Walker at the University of Arizona in the 1980s. His project will focus on Todd Walker’s exploration of digital imaging technology that began in the early 1980s.


  • No fellowship awarded


  • No fellowship awarded


  • Monica Steinberg, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY: “Wit, Mutability, and Manipulation in 1960s Los Angeles Artistic Practice.” Utilizing the archives of Todd Walker and Robert Heinecken, Steinberg will conduct research for her dissertation examining the intersection of artistic practice and the mutability of identity within post-war Los Angeles. Often colored by strategies of wit, artists including Walker and Heinecken used photography and book making to examine the nature of myth and reality in a manner that implicated an environment operating in the shadow of Hollywood's character producing machine.