The next deadline to apply for this grant is November 3, 2014. Due to a system transition, the link to complete your application will be available beginning September 30.
Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.
Applications for Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships are welcome from scholars of all nationalities (please see below for GRI-NEH residency eligibility requirements).
Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships.
Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Successful Predoctoral Fellowship applicants who are awarded their degree after the application deadline but before the fellowship begins, or who receive their doctorate while in residence, automatically become Postdoctoral Fellows. To be eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 scholar year, Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants should not have received their degree earlier than 2010 (please see below for GRI-NEH residency eligibility requirements).
Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $25,000. Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of August 2014 and are subject to future changes.
The Getty Research Institute offers two residential Postdoctoral Fellowships, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These fellowships are funded by the NEH and are part of the Getty's annual scholar and fellow program.
Please note that the GRI-NEH Fellowship is identical to the Getty Postgraduate Fellowships in all but the following details:
Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who can document that they have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the fellowship application deadline (from November 3, 2011);
Applicants must have completed all degree requirements by the application deadline;
The GRI-NEH Fellows may be in residence for one of three periods ranging from five to nine months: September to February; January to May; or September to June; and
The stipend for the GRI-NEH fellowship is $4,200 per month. The GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship also provides workspace, housing, and transportation comparable to other Getty fellowship programs.
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute's decision approximately six months following the deadline.
All fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated by the Getty Research Institute (or in the case the GRI-NEH Fellowship by an external selection committee of qualified scholars convened and staffed by the Getty Research Institute) based on: (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.
Please prepare the attachments according to the instructions below and notify your references that you will be requesting letters from them in support of this application. Once the form link is available it will be posted here and you may proceed to register, fill out a short form, upload your materials, send instructions for your letters of recommendation, and submit the application.
- 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.
- Selected Bibliography (not to exceed two pages, typed and single-spaced): cite scholarly works, other than your own, that are important to the project and the place the project in its intellectual framework.
- Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract (maximum two pages).
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing Sample: Each applicant should submit one writing sample (not more than twenty-five pages). This may be a sample of the dissertation and should best represent the applicant's methodological concerns.
- Confirmation letter (a scan of this letter is acceptable): Predoctoral applicants must submit a letter from their academic institution confirming that they have passed their qualifying exams and have been advanced to candidacy. Postdoctoral applicants must submit confirmation from their academic institution that their doctorates have been awarded. NEH postdoctoral fellowship applicants must have completed all degree requirements by the application deadline.
- Documentation of U.S. residency(required by foreign nationals applying for the GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship only). This includes a copy of your passport and a copy of one of the following documents:
- Green Card
- Temporary Green Card Stamp
- Work Authorization Card
- Copy of most current visa
- Approval notice from USCIS
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: This application requires two letters of recommendation. You should notify your recommenders to prepare their letters; when you complete the form you will send them a link that will allow them to upload the recommendations.
Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships/GRI-NEH Fellowship
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S.
The Volkswagen Foundation in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute (GRI) will provide up to two post-doctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 scholar year. The nine-month fellowships are aimed at supporting post-doctoral students based at German institutions who have finished their Ph.D. between one and no more than five years ago. All applications must pertain to the scholar year theme. For detailed instructions on how to apply and to read more about this opportunity, please visit the VolkswagenStiftung.
Please note that to be considered for both opportunities, an application must be submitted to both the Getty Research Institute and the VolkswagenStiftung.