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Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Program Period: January 2012–December 2015

Scholars visit the Special Collections Reading Room.
This grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Division of Research Programs, funds two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Getty Research Institute annually for three years.

Scholars submit project proposals related to the current scholar year's research theme that are reviewed and selected by an independent NEH project panel developed by the Research Institute. Fully integrated into the Scholars Program, selected fellows are in residence at the Research Institute for 10 months and receive a monthly stipend of $4,200.

Since 1985, the Scholars Program has hosted nearly 800 scholars and fellows from disciplines within art history and the humanities, including a range of artists, architects, composers, filmmakers, and writers. While in residence, scholars pursue their own projects, make use of Getty collections, present their research, interact with the local scholar and arts communities, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

This grant also provides resources to develop and convene an annual selection panel of scholars and curators not affiliated with the Getty. The first-round selection process was completed in mid-January 2012.

The first two Postdoctoral Fellows begin their residential fellowships in September 2012 as part of this scholar year's theme, Color. Applications and eligibility guidelines for the GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at: