Application deadline: November 1, 2013

A two-year residential post-doctoral grant is being offered as part of the Getty Research Institute's Harald Szeemann research project. The Harald Szeemann Archive and Library, acquired by the GRI in 2011, contains a comprehensive record of Szeemann's correspondence with major artists, curators, and scholars from the late 1950s until his death in 2005, as well as significant collections of material from the early 20th century. We invite scholars interested in any aspect of Szeemann's career and archive to apply for this position, which will also contribute to the organization of a major conference and publication about Szeemann and his impact.

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  • Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities.

  • Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for this fellowship.

  • Applicants must not have received their degree earlier than 2008.

The fellowship provides a workspace at the Getty Research Institute, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of October 2013 and are subject to future changes.

Application Availability and Deadline for all Fellowships
Application materials are accepted through an online application process. The deadline for this fellowship is 6:00 p.m. (PDT) on November 1, 2013.

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

How To Apply
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Part 1:
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online application, which includes completing a short information section and uploading a Project Proposal, Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract, Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample, Selected Bibliography, and Confirmation Letter of Academic Status by 6:00 p.m. (PDT) November 1, 2013.

To Begin a New Application:

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Part 2:
Applicants are required to have two confidential recommendation letters forwarded by their references via e-mail ( to the Getty Foundation. Letters must be received by November 1, 2013.

Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Harald Szeemann Research Project Fellowship
Phone: (310) 440-7374