Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.
Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of three periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December 2013; January to June 2014; or September 2013 to June 2014. 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, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of August 2012 and are subject to future changes.
Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant is 6:00 p.m. PST on November 1, 2012.
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 will be evaluated on the basis of: (1) the overall quality of the application; (2) how the proposed project bears upon the 2013-2014 annual research theme, Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange; (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 Residential Scholar application form, which includes completing an online information sheet, and uploading a Project Proposal, Curriculum Vitae, and optional Writing Sample by 6:00 p.m. PST, November 1, 2012.
Letters of recommendation are not required for this application.
Online Portion of Application
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae) by 6:00 p.m. PST, November 1, 2012.
To Begin a New Application:
Create an account and password, log in, and begin a new application. Note: Each time you log in here you will open a new application. To complete an application you have already begun, click on the link below.
Return to an Application in Progress:
Log in, review your account page, and retrieve and continue an application you have already started and saved.
Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Getty Scholar Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703