Todd Walker Research Fellowship

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

Qualifications: 
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
  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

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

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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 March 1, 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.
Contact information: 
Recipients: 

2019

  • No fellowship awarded

2017

  • 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.

2016

  • No fellowship awarded

2015

  • No fellowship awarded
 

2014

  • 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.