The Ansel Adams Research Fellowship awards up to $5,000 to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography. Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research. Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. The Center for Creative Photography is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography.