The Ansel Adams Fellowship at the Center for Creative Photography


To support research projects and encourage the use of the collection, CCP offers several funded positions. Each year CCP awards fellowships for scholars and candidates for advanced degrees; and one internship open only to University of Arizona graduate students.

Named for CCP founding photographer Ansel Adams, these positions described below often result in new books, dissertations, and exhibition research based on CCP collections. Other opportunities for the public to access the collection include the print viewing program and the Research Center.

The Center for Creative Photography invites proposals for the Ansel Adams Research Fellowship. This program is designed to promote and support research in the Center's photograph, archive, and library collections. Among the Center's treasures are the complete archives of more than forty major photographers including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, W. Eugene Smith, and Garry Winogrand. See the Collections and Archives pages for additional information.

Our goal is to promote new knowledge about photography, photographic history, and photographic theory. Through the Center's support of scholars, training of students, and dissemination of new scholarship, the Center for Creative Photography works to ensure the growth of photographic history as a discrete field in intellectual history. Fellowship applications are evaluated within this context.

Ansel Adams Research Fellowships are awarded for projects that require an extended period of research in the collections of the Center. Awards in amounts up to $5000 will support two to four weeks of study at the Center. Multiple awards may be given depending on the applications received. Scholars at any point in their careers and from any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Application process: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement detailing the candidate's research interests. Attention will be given to the candidate's statement concerning the value of the Center's holdings in investigating those interests.
 Applications should be sent to:

Amy Rule, Head of Research, Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721-0103. Via fax: 520-621-9444, or by email to rulea@ccp.library.arizona.edu.

Applications must be postmarked or sent via fax or email by October 30, 2009. The Ansel Adams Research Fellows are announced by the end of December and residencies may begin in January 2010. Scheduling the residencies must be done with the approval of Center staff.

The Ansel Adams Internship at the Center for Creative Photography

Each academic year since 1987 the Center has offered a paid internship to qualified University of Arizona graduate students. This opportunity allows students to experience a wide variety of museum and archive activities and to gain experience working under the supervision of Center staff. Depending on student interest and current Center needs an internship is designed each year for a specific project. Past interns have been assigned to work with Center staff in the curatorial, education, archives, and digital scanning areas.