The deadline to apply for this grant is November 17, 2014.

To begin: click the "Begin a New Application" link beneath "How to Apply" below and you will be directed to the Getty's grant application portal.


The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and the physical sciences with experience in conservation science. For detailed information on the focus of the fellowship and the history of the program, including past participants, please refer to the Getty Conservation Institute's website.

General Information
The next GCI Postdoctoral Fellows will be in residence at the Getty Center for two years beginning in September 2015.

In addition to a monthly stipend prorated to the actual dates of residency, the fellow will be provided with with support toward a related study trip, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to Los Angeles and health benefits.

Eligibility
Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities.Applicants should have a recent (2010 or later) PhD in chemistry, polymer science, or another relevant physical science, experimental research experience and strong instrumental analysis skills. An aptitude for self-directed learning and for working across academic disciplines is desirable, as are good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum environment.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this fellowship is November 17, 2014.

Notification
Applicants will be notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2015.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Conservation Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship application form (which includes uploading a Statement of Interest; Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract; Curriculum Vitae or Resume; Writing Sample; and Confirmation Letter) by 6:00 p.m. PST, November 17, 2014.

For the best user experience, we strongly recommend use of the Google Chrome browser. You may also use Firefox or Safari. The Internet Explorer (IE) browser is not compatible with our portal.

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 that as part of this application you will request that two confidential letters of recommendation be forwarded by your recommenders through the system by November 17, 2014. Once you request this information you will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted.

Inquiries
Please address inquiries to the following:

Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
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
Email: researchgrants@getty.edu