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CCA invites applications for 2019 Doctoral Students Program


January 10, 2019
by Canadian Architect

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has opened applications for its annual Doctoral Students Program, with submissions due by February 28. Since 2018, the CCA offers residencies for up to three PhD candidates enrolled in doctoral programs in the history and theory of architecture at non-affiliated universities. Below, the CCA website outlines the scope of the program:

The CCA is now inviting applications for its annual Doctoral Students Program. Photo by Stéphane Batigne via Wikimedia Commons.

The CCA is now inviting applications for its annual Doctoral Students Program. Photo by Stéphane Batigne via Wikimedia Commons.

Primary research is a critical component of all doctoral theses. The CCA offers several summer residencies—ranging from four to six weeks—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,” “Oral History,” and “Activisms.”

Doctoral candidates enrolled in doctoral programs in history and theory of architecture, planning, humanities, communications and social sciences at Canadian universities, regardless of citizenship must apply directly on our web portal.

We also welcome PhD candidates from within our network of affiliated American and international doctoral programs in the history and theory of architecture. 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.

Residencies must take place from mid- June to mid-August 2019.


More information about the Doctoral Students Program is available via the CCA website, linked here.



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