Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. A Library Research Grant is not a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Research Library.
Library Research Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than eighty miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection. (To search the collections, please visit the Research Library
Application Availability and Deadline
Completed application materials must be received in the Getty Foundation office on or before November 1, 2008. We regret that incomplete or late applications (those received after November 1, 2008, regardless of their postmark date or place of origin) cannot be accepted for consideration. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or sent by e-mail or fax. Application materials cannot be returned.
Applicants will be notified of the Research Institute's decision in December 2008.
Unsuccessful applicants are still welcome to use the Research Library in accordance with its access policy.
For Research Library appointments and reference assistance, please call 310.440.7390 or contact the Reference Desk.
How To Apply
Application forms for Library Research Grants are available for viewing and printing in Portable Document Format (PDF) or by contacting the address below
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Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Library Research Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Fax (inquiries only): 310.440.7703