Getty Foundation Scholar Grants 2018 (Stipend of up to $65,000/year)

Deadline: October 2, 2017

Applications are invited for the Getty Foundation Scholar Grants 2018. Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; September to March; January to June; or September to June.

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts.

Grant

  • A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay;
  • The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available.

Eligibility

  • Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences;
  • Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants. Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years may be removed from consideration.

Selection Criteria

Getty Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are evaluated based on the following:

  • The overall quality of the application;
  • How the proposed project bears upon the annual research theme;
  • The applicant’s past achievements; and
  • How the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

Application

Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form. The following documents are included in the application:

  • Project Proposal: Each application must include a description of the applicant’s proposed plan for study and research (not to exceed five pages, typed and double-spaced). The description should indicate (1) how the project bears upon the scholar year theme and (2) how the project would be advanced by the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Writing Sample

The deadline for submission of application materials is 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on October 2, 2017.

For more information, visit Getty Foundation Scholar Grants.

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