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” and “Keywords for the Environment.”

For PhD students 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 students from within our network of collaborating American and international doctoral programs in 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; UCLA, Los Angeles; and Yale University, New Haven. International partners include the Architectural Association, London; The Bartlett School of Architecture, London; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; EPFL, Lausanne; ETH, Zurich; the University of Coimbra, Portugal; and the University of Sydney, Australia.

We strongly encourage doctoral researchers whose projects will be based on recent acquisitions to check and confirm availability with ref@cca.qc.ca before submitting their project proposals.

PhD students from Canada must apply directly to the CCA. All other applicants must be nominated by their respective 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 CCA collections (prints and drawings, photographs, publications and archives) 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 call for 2017 applications is closed. Please click here to refer to the 2017 application guidelines and terms.

2017 Doctoral Students

Sang Pil Lee (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Miguel Eufrasia (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Aleksandr Bierig (Harvard University, Cambridge)
Manuel Montenegro (ETH, Zurich)
Phoebus Panigyrakis (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Christina Gray (University of California, Los Angeles)
Kieran Mahon (The Bartlett School of Architecture, London)
Salvatore Dellaria (Cornell University, Ithaca)
Michael Faciejew (Princeton University, Princeton)
Julia Smachylo (Harvard University, Cambridge)
Dariel Cobb (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)
Stefan Popa (Architectural Association, London)
Ioanna Angelidou (Yale University, New Haven)
Jasper Ludewig (University of Sydney, Australia)
Marcos Amado Petroli (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago)
Stephanie Chipeur (McGill University, Montreal)
Mathilde de Laage de Meux (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Rebecca Lemire (Concordia University, Montreal)


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