CCA Doctoral Students Program
Primary research is a critical component of all doctoral theses. The CCA offers several summer residencies—ranging from one to three months—to support PhD students in pursuing archival research based on our collection. While candidates apply with a clearly defined research topic that will benefit from exposure to the CCA Collection, we also see the doctoral program as an opportunity to introduce new voices into the research we do here. As part of the residency the CCA organizes a one week seminar—a topical “Toolkit for Today”—which provides scholars with new concepts, tools, and methods for their own research while also expanding on our current projects. Recent topics have included “The Digital,” “Keywords for the Environment,” and “Oral History.”
For PhD candidates enrolled in doctoral programs in history and theory of architecture, planning, humanities, communications and social sciences at Canadian universities, research grants are offered for up to three months.
We also welcome PhD candidates from within our network of affiliated American and international doctoral programs in the history and theory of architecture for residencies of 4 to 6 weeks. Participating American universities include Columbia University, New York; Cornell University, Ithaca; Harvard University GSD, Cambridge; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Princeton University, Princeton; IIT, Chicago; and UCLA, Los Angeles. International partners include the Architectural Association, London, UK; The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal; TU Delft, Netherlands; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; and the University of Sydney, Australia.
In 2018, the CCA will for the first time offer residencies of 4 to 6 weeks for up to three PhD candidates enrolled in doctoral programs in the history and theory of architecture at non-affiliated universities.
PhD candidates from Canadian universities and those from non-affiliated universities worldwide must apply directly to the CCA. Applicants from affiliated universities must be nominated by their respective home institution. Applications and nominations occur in the winter and the final selection is made in the spring by the CCA and the coordinators of the respective doctoral programs. Research projects should relate either to the CCA Collection (archival holdings, prints and drawings, photography, library, artifacts and ephemera) or to our main research themes (e.g., the digital, photography, environmental histories, and history/historiography).
The CCA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the TD Bank Group.
The 2018 call for applications is now closed. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified about the 2019 Doctoral Students Program.
2017 Doctoral Students
Ioanna Angelidou (Yale University, New Haven)
Aleksandr Bierig (Harvard University, Cambridge)
Stephanie Chipeur (McGill University, Montreal)
Dariel Cobb (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)
Salvatore Dellaria (Cornell University, Ithaca)
Miguel Eufrasia (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Michael Faciejew (Princeton University, Princeton)
Christina Gray (University of California, Los Angeles)
Mathilde de Laage de Meux (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Sang Pil Lee (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Rebecca Lemire (Concordia University, Montreal)
Jasper Ludewig (University of Sydney, Australia)
Kieran Mahon (The Bartlett School of Architecture, London)
Manuel Montenegro (ETH, Zurich)
Phoebus Panigyrakis (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Marcos Amado Petroli (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago)
Stefan Popa (Architectural Association, London)
Julia Smachylo (Harvard University, Cambridge)