Call for applications - Canadian Photography Institute


The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada invites you to participate in the program in support of advanced research on the history and criticism of photography.

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 Canada and across the world. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018.

Luce Lebart, CPI Director, noted that "In 2017, fellowship recipients examined various elements of the collection and we are looking forward to the 2018 proposals with great anticipation". "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", she added. 

A review committee composed 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 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. 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

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