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Research Grants for Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. The theme for 2009-2010 is The Display of Art. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center.

Read a complete description of the 2009-2010 theme, The Display of Art.

Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Predoctoral fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. (Predoctoral fellows who receive their doctorate while in residence automatically become Postdoctoral fellows.) Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must have received their degree no earlier than 2003.

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 those sent by e-mail or fax. Application material cannot be returned.

Applicants will be notified of the Research Institute's decision by spring 2009.

How To Apply
Application forms for Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for viewing and printing in Portable Document Format (PDF) or by contacting the address below.

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Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships 2009


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Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685

Phone: 310.440.7374
Fax (inquiries only): 310.440.7703

2008-2009 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows

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