The next deadline to submit an application for a Getty Research Institute residential scholar grant at the Getty Center ("Art and Technology," African American Art History Initiative, and Paul Revere Williams Research Project) is October 3, 2022 (5:00 p.m. PT).

The next deadline to submit an application for a residential scholar grant for the Getty Villa Scholars Program ("Anatolia") is November 1, 2022 (5:00 p.m. PT).

To begin: review the information below to determine your eligibility and select the "Begin a New Application" link beneath "How to Apply" and you will be directed to Getty's grant application portal.


Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients may be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly lecture devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Eligibility
Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2019 should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.

Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants. Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years may be removed from consideration.

Terms
Getty Scholars at the Getty Research Institute (Getty Center) may be in residence from three to nine months*:

  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to March: $21,500
  • Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $43,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000

    *African American Art History Initiative (AAAHI) and Paul Revere Williams (PRW) Research Project Scholarships are limited to nine-month residency terms and are granted $65,000 stipends.

Getty Villa Scholars may be in residence from three to six months:

  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to March; April to June: $21,500
  • Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $43,000

Please see important information about the terms of these grants here.

Residential grants also include a work station at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, a travel stipend, and an available healthcare option. These terms apply as of June 2022 and the terms and length of grants are subject to change. Health and safety guidelines for grantees may also be imposed.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are accepted online only. The next deadline for submission of application materials for a Getty Research Institute Scholar is 5:00 p.m. (PT) October 3, 2022.

The next deadline to submit an application for a residential scholar grant at Getty Villa ("Anatolia") is 5:00 p.m. (PT) November 1, 2022.

Notification
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa's decision approximately six months following the deadline.

Review Process
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 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. (Villa Scholar applicants should include 2-4 illustrations as relevant.)

*AAAHI and PRW Research Project Scholarships are not required to work on the annual theme. Rather, they should describe either (1) their focus on African American art and cultural history for the AAAHI Scholarship or (2) their focus on Williams' life and legacy for the PRW Research Project Scholarship.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form, along with the attachments described below, by the deadline.


  1. 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.

    *Applicants for the AAAHI and PRW Research Project Scholarships are not required to work on the annual theme. Rather, they should describe either (1) their focus on African American art and cultural history for the AAAHI Scholarship or (2) their focus on Williams' life and legacy for the PRW Research Project Scholarship.

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Optional Writing Sample


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Begin a New Application: Create or update your account and password, log in, and begin a new application.

You may return to your work at any time by visiting the portal at the link above and logging into your account.

Please note: Once you have created and saved an application form, be sure to return to work on the same form by selecting the "Applications: In Progress" link to return to your saved application. Otherwise, you may inadvertently create multiple versions of the same application.

Inquiries
Please address inquiries to the following:

Attn: Getty Scholar Grants
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Email: researchgrants@getty.edu