Visiting Scholars Program 2009–2010 printable version

The Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) announces its 2009-2010 Visiting Scholars Program. The Program welcomes applications from scholars and architects conducting research at post-doctoral or more advanced academic levels.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture
The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.

The Visiting Scholars Program at the CCA Study Centre
The Visiting Scholars Program encourages and supports innovative research in the history, theory and criticism of architecture, in the broadest sense. The program particularly welcomes historical and critical research proposals that are prompted by, or refer to, the theory and practice of contemporary design culture and related social issues; candidates engaged in contemporary professional practices are also encouraged to apply. The aim of the program is to foster intellectual exchange; scholars in residence pursue individual research projects and participate in the Study Centre seminars. Thanks to a Senior Fellowship Program, inaugurated in 2001 with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, each year invited scholars of international reputation are also in residence at the Study Centre. In addition, Visiting Scholars can benefit from the diverse and stimulating intellectual environment that is provided by both the CCA and the numerous academic institutions located in the Montréal area.

Applicants should submit a research proposal that takes into account the purpose of the Program and the scope of the CCA Library and Collection; no other chronological or thematic restrictions apply. Appointments are made on the basis of an open process of application and selection by an international jury composed of scholars and architects. Criteria for selection are the quality and originality of the project, the scholarly record of the candidate, and the feasibility of the project in view of the resources of the CCA Library and Collection. Residencies are granted for periods of one to eight months. Visiting Scholars will receive competitive research stipends, financial support, logistical assistance for relocation, private offices, administrative and research assistance as needed.

The Study Centre welcomes proposals from scholars and architects regardless of nationality or any other non-academic factor. Applicants should have completed a PhD at the time of application (to be conferred by 1 December 2008); alternatively, they should provide evidence of significant scholarly achievements. Applications may be submitted in either English or French.

The completed application package should be received by the Study Centre no later than Monday, 1 December 2008. Documents faxed or sent electronically will not be considered. Notification date: Spring 2009.

Candidates should refer to the following documents, offered in both French and English and available in print from the Study Centre and on-line:

  1. Terms of Residency and Research Stipends
  2. Guidelines for Applications and Application Form
For an overview of the mandate and of current activity at the Study Centre, please check the Study Centre webpage.

A descriptive profile of the CCA Collection is available on-line via the CCA wesbite.

The catalogue of the Prints and Drawings and Photographs collections can be searched on-line via the CCA website.

The catalogue of the Library is available on-line via the CCA website.

The Study Centre of the CCA also offers a limited number of Research Associate positions to non-stipendiary residential fellows. Please refer to the appropriate document available in print or on-line via the CCA website.

Residential research grants for graduate students in history of art and architecture enrolled in selected universities in Canada, United States and Europe are also offered by the CCA.

For further information please contact:

Study Centre
Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920, rue Baile
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3H 2S6
Telephone 514 939.7000
Fax 514 939.7020