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.

Please prepare your materials according to the application instructions below under "How to Apply."

Once the link is available it will be posted here for you to fill out a short form and upload your attachments.


Getty Scholar grants are for established scholars, 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.

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

Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants. Recent recipients, those who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past 3 years, may be removed from consideration.

Terms
Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of five periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; 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, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of August 2014 and are subject to future changes.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant will be in November 3, 2014.

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

Review Process
Getty Scholar grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are evaluated on the basis of: (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
Please prepare the attachments according to the instructions below. 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, and submit the application.

  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.

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Optional Writing Sample

Please note: Letters of reference are not required for this application.

Inquiries
Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Getty Scholar Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.

Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703
E-mail: researchgrants@getty.edu