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Getty Foundation 2020 Scholar Grants for PhD students

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals 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 work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme or the African American Art History Initiative, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

About Getty Foundation

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. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individ... read more


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Getty Scholar Grants

  • Type PhD
  • OrganisationGetty Foundation
  • Country to study
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline October 1, 2020


Aim and Benefits of Getty Scholar Grants

Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months*:

  1. Three-month residency: September to December, January to April, April to June: $21,500
  2. Six-month residency: September to April, January to June: $43,000
  3. Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000

    *AAAHI Fellowships are limited to nine-month residency terms, and are granted $65,000 stipends.

Please see important information about the terms of these grants here
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 an available healthcare option. These terms apply as of June 2020 and are subject to future changes.


Requirements for Getty Scholar Grants Qualification

  1. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
  2. Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2016, should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.
  3. 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.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Getty Scholar Grants

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

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

  1. the overall quality of the application;
  2. how the proposed project bears upon the annual research theme*;
  3. the applicant's past achievements; and
  4. how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

Application Deadline

October 1, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Getty Foundation on getty.fluxx.io to apply

Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form, along with the attachments described below, by the deadline.

  1. 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.
    *Applicants for the AAAHI Fellowship are not required to work on the scholar year theme, but rather should describe their focus on African American art and cultural history.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Optional Writing Sample

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Inquiries
Please address inquiries to the following:
Attn: Getty Scholar Grants
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Email: [email protected]

For more details, visit Getty Foundation website

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