This application is closed. The next opportunity to apply for this two-year fellowship will be in November of 2016. Please check back in 2016 for information and detailed application instructions.

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 2017.

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. Additional information about the terms of these grants is available here.

Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities. Applicants should have a recent (2011 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 will be in November 2016.

Applicants will be notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2017.

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 a Confirmation of Degree) by the deadline.This application also requires two confidential Letters of Recommendation).

Please address inquiries to the following:

Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
Phone: (310) 440-7374