The 2017 application deadline has passed. Information below is for reference only. Please check back in summer 2018 for information on applying for the 2019 - 2020 cycle.


Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles
 
The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.

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.

Eligibility
Applications are welcome from conservators, scientists, architects, 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. If selected, scholars should be prepared to conduct research independently.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.

Terms
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 and from Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits. Additional information about the terms of these grants is available here.

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.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant will be in the fall of 2018.

Notification
Applicants are notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring.

Review Process
Conservation Guest Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed by committee and evaluated by the Conservation Institute based on the following criteria: an applicant's past achievements; his or her 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.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Conservation Guest Scholar grant application by the deadline.



Inquiries
Please address written inquiries to the following:

Attn: Conservation Guest Scholar Grants
Email: gcischolars@getty.edu