The Canadian Photography Institute is calling for applications for the 2018 Research Fellowship Program

Now in its second year, the program is intended for photography specialists: historians, conservators, independent researchers and other professionals working in the visual arts, museology and related disciplines in the social sciences in in Canada and across the world.

OTTAWAJan. 25, 2018 – The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada is issuing a call for applications in support of advanced research on the history and criticism of photography. Now in its second year, the program is intended for photography specialists: historians, conservators, independent researchers and other professionals working in the visual arts, museology and related disciplines in the social sciences in in Canada and across the world. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018.

“In 2017, fellowship recipients examined various elements of the collection and we are looking forward to the 2018 proposals with great anticipation,” said CPI Director, Luce Lebart. “This year, priority will be given to research related to the collection on the origins of photography and the collections of the National Film Board and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Photographic orders and missions will receive special attention as well.”

The Fellowship Program includes a full-time residency at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Successful candidates will receive support from the Gallery teams and access to its resources. Each award is worth $10,000 CA, including expenses and stipends.

A review committee made up of specialists will assess each proposal based on a series of criteria, including originality, goals, feasibility, and potential contributions to the field of photography. The successful proposals will also foster enhanced access to the Institute’s collections, and demonstrate their relevance to the research community.

More information about the program’s terms and conditions is available at gallery.ca/cpi/research/fellowship

Requests for information and applications, written in English or French (PDF format), must be sent to the following email address: [email protected]

About the Canadian Photography Institute
The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada is a creative and innovative centre dedicated to sharing, collecting, and questioning photography in all its forms. It brings people and communities together at the museum, online, and around publications to see, appreciate, and study photography.

The Canadian Photography Institute, was established in 2015 and officially launched in October 2016. Its collections build upon the National Gallery’s Photographs Collection. The Institute benefits from the unprecedented support of CPI’s Founding Partner Scotiabank, the Archive of Modern Conflict – the Gallery’s partner, and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. For more information, visit: gallery.ca/cpi and fallow CPI @canadianphotoinstitute.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada’s premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st centuries, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit gallery.ca and follow us on Twitter @NatGalleryCan.

About the National Gallery of Canada Foundation
The National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting the National Gallery of Canada in fulfilling its mandate. By fostering strong philanthropic partnerships, the Foundation provides the Gallery with the additional financial support required to lead Canada’s visual arts community locally, nationally and internationally. The blend of public support and private philanthropy empowers the Gallery to preserve and interpret Canada’s visual arts heritage. The Foundation welcomes present and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments. To learn more about the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, visit ngcfoundation.ca and follow us on Twitter @NGC_Foundation

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