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RIC Research Fellowships

Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is now accepting applications for the RIC Research Fellowships for research related to photography. The fellowships are open to both Canadian and international students who have to hold a Ph.D./MA or currently be Ph.D./MA students.

All proposals are welcome, but RIC encourages projects that utilize the collections and resources of the Ryerson Image Centre and the Ryerson University Archive and Library Special Collections. Fellows are expected to carry out their research at the RIC a minimum of one to a maximum of three months.

The RIC is now offering a total $19,000 CAD in their four fellowships. They also offer access to the Ryerson University Library Archives/Special Collection, which includes additional important resources related to photography, including the archive of Kodak Canada.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants for The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship must hold a PhD
  • Applicants for The RIC Research Fellowship must hold a Ph.D. or currently be Ph.D. students
  • Applicants for The Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship must hold an MA or currently be MA students
  • Applicants for The Elaine Ling Fellowship must hold an MA or currently be MA students
  • Fellowships are available to both Canadian and international applicants

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate in the competition, applications must be sent to Thierry Gervais via email at rverbin@ryerson.ca

  • Research fellows have the opportunity to study select areas of the RIC’s photography collections first-hand.

Rules:

  • The application must include the following:
    • 1/ A project proposal (approx. 1,000 words), which outlines the subject, originality of the research, its foundation in Ryerson collections, and the applicant’s scholarly abilities to address the subject.
    • The first line of the proposal must indicate which fellowship(s) the applicant is seeking.
    • 2/ Curriculum Vitae.
    • 3/ One sample of written work (20 pages maximum).
    • These first three components must be gathered in one PDF document.
    • 4/ One letter of recommendation from someone in a position to characterize the applicant’s scholarly abilities. (The letter should be emailed directly to rverbin@ryerson.ca by the referee before the application deadline.
    • Include Reference for RIC 2019 Fellowship Applicant (full name of applicant) in the email subject line.)
  • Fellows without Canadian citizenship are responsible for obtaining travel visas required by law according to their nationality.
  • Fellows will be provided with a desk in a shared office on the Ryerson University campus (equipped with wireless internet access) and will be offered access to the RIC’s Peter Higdon Research Centre and collection materials, and (if applicable) Ryerson University Archive and Library Special Collections.
  • The recipient will submit a two-page fellowship report summarizing her/his research, no later than one month after the completion of the fellowship at the RIC. The report must include:
    • 1/ Initial objectives of the research;
    • 2/ A description of the body of photographs analyzed for the research;
    • 3/ A description of resources accessed for the research;
    • 4/ The main findings of the research.
    • The report must be written suitably for both internal reporting and external media release.

Benefits:

  • The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship: $10,000 CAD: The first installment ($3,000 CAD) to be paid upon signing of a Letter of Agreement detailing terms and conditions. Second installment ($4,000 CAD) to be paid upon commencement of research at the Ryerson Image Centre. The final installment ($3,000 CAD) to be paid after submission of the two-page fellowship report.
  • The RIC Research Fellowship: $5,000 CAD: First installment ($3,000 CAD) to be paid upon signing of a Letter of Agreement detailing terms and conditions. Second installment ($2,000 CAD) to be paid after submission of the two-page fellowship report.
  • The Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship: $2,000 CAD:  The first installment ($1,000 CAD) to be paid upon signing of a Letter of Agreement detailing terms and conditions. Second installment ($1,000 CAD) to be paid after submission of the two-page fellowship report.
  • The Elaine Ling Fellowship: $2,000 CAD: The first installment ($1,000 CAD) to be paid upon signing of a Letter of Agreement detailing terms and conditions. Second installment ($1,000 CAD) to be paid after submission of the two-page fellowship report.
  • Successful applicants are responsible for complying with tax regulations under Canadian Federal law, Canadian Provincial law, and the laws within the applicant’s country of legal residence.
  • Research fellowships must take place in Toronto, Canada at the Ryerson Image Centre from January 7 to December 20, 2019. Dates of residency will be established in dialogue with the RIC.
  • Fellows are expected to pay the cost of travel and accommodation in Toronto.
  • The stipend awarded with the fellowship is intended to offset these costs.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be sent no later than November 15, 2018, by 5:00 pm EST.

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