The deadline to apply for this grant is November 17, 2014. Due to a system transition, the link to complete your application will be not be available until September 15 at the earliest and September 30 at the latest. Please visit this web page closer to September 15 for updates.
The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community. For additional information on the program and to see a list of current scholars, please visit the Getty Conservation Institute's Website.
Applications are welcome from conservators, scientists, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields. Applicants should have at least five years experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.
The GCI will consider proposals that require use of the GCI Science laboratories; however use is dependent upon availability of lab facilities and staff time and cannot be guaranteed.
Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.
Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three or six consecutive months between late September and June, according to the preference indicated by the applicant on their online application, and dependent upon scheduling and other issues. A monthly stipend of $3,500 is awarded, prorated to the actual dates of residency.
In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.
Conservation Guest Scholar Grants support research to be undertaken while in residence at the Getty. Nonresidential research and travel are not supported by this grant.
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant will be November 17, 2014.
Applicants are notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2015.
Conservation Guest Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed by committee and evaluated by the Conservation Institute based on: an applicant's past achievements; their qualifications to undertake the project; how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections; and how the project would contribute to the advancement of practice in the conservation field.
Please prepare your application attachments according to the instructions below. Once the form link is available it will be posted here and you may proceed to register, fill out a short form, upload your materials, and submit the application.
- Project Proposal: Each application must include a description in English of the applicant's proposed research (not to exceed five pages, typed and double-spaced). The proposal should include the following distinct sections: (1) project description (please specify which of the project's components would be pursued while in residence at the Getty); (2) methodology; (3) expected outcome; (4) project contribution to the advancement of practice in the conservation field; (5) applicant's qualifications to execute project; and (6) benefits to project from resources at the Getty.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Selected Bibliography (not to exceed two pages, typed and single-spaced): Cite scholarly works, other than your own, that are important to the project and place the project in its intellectual framework.
- Supplemental Materials (optional): Applicants are welcome to submit a single writing sample in support of their proposal. Such material should not exceed twenty pages in length.
Please address written inquiries to:
Attn: Conservation Guest Scholar Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703