While the Getty Foundation has many funding programs for scholars around the world, we also administer grants for scholars who come to work at the Getty Center on behalf of the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Trust.

Getty Rothschild Fellowship
In 2016 the Getty and the Rothschild Foundation announced the creation of the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, which supports innovative scholarship in the history of art, collecting, and conservation, using the collection and resources of both institutions. The fellowship offers art historians, museum professionals, or conservators the opportunity to research and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. The fellowship is invitation-only and administered by the Getty Foundation. The inaugural fellow was Dr. David Saunders, a foremost expert in the area of conservation science who worked on museum and gallery lighting during the fellowship. The second fellow for 2017/18 was Dr. Thomas Campbell, the ninth director of The Museum of Metropolitan Art (2009–2017) whose research focused on the changing environment in which museums are operating and the ways art and cultural heritage can promote mutual understanding. The third fellow for 2018/19 is Dr. Tessa Murdoch, an expert in the history of decorative arts whose fellowship will include a study of Huguenot refugee art and culture from the Reformation to the 18th century.

Getty Research Institute

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Projects connect to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme.

Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars who are working on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. The Volkswagen Foundation, in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute, will support up to two postdoctoral fellowships for the 2018-2019 scholar year.
Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute.

Please address inquiries to: researchgrants@getty.edu or call (310) 440-7374.