This is a fully funded international opportunity for applicants interested in the Getty Scholar Grants. These grants are for established scholars, or writers who have gained distinction in their fields. Selected scholars will be housed in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they work on their own projects devoid of distractions from academic obligations, avail themselves of the Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.
Please note that applications are welcome from researchers as well as individuals of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Also,current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not expected to apply for this Scholar Grants. Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years will be removed from consideration.
Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; September to March; January to June; or September to June. A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available. These terms apply as of July 2015 and are subject to future changes.
Completed applications should be submitted via online medium only. The next deadline for this grant will be October 1, 2015.
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute’s decision approximately six months following the deadline.
Getty Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are evaluated based on the following: (1) the overall quality of the application; (2) how the proposed project bears upon the annual research theme; (3) the applicant’s past achievements; and (4) how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; and optional Writing Sample by 5:00 p.m. (PDT) October 1, 2015.
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- Project Proposal: Each application must include a description of the applicant’s proposed plan for study and research (not to exceed five pages, typed and double-spaced). The description should indicate (1) how the project bears upon the scholar year theme and (2) how the project would be advanced by the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Optional Writing Sample
Letters of reference are not required for this application.
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