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Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Eligibility
Applications for Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships are welcome from scholars of all nationalities (please see below for GRI-NEH residency eligibility requirements).

Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships.

Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Successful Predoctoral Fellowship applicants who are awarded their degree after the application deadline but before the fellowship begins, or who receive their doctorate while in residence, automatically become Postdoctoral Fellows. To be eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 scholar year, Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants should not have received their degree earlier than 2010 (please see below for GRI-NEH residency eligibility requirements).

Terms
Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $25,000. Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of September 2014 and are subject to future changes.

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GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Getty Research Institute offers two residential Postdoctoral Fellowships, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These fellowships are funded by the NEH and are part of the Getty's annual scholar and fellow program.

Please note that the GRI-NEH Fellowship is identical to the Getty Postgraduate Fellowships in all but the following details:

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who can document that they have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the fellowship application deadline (from November 3, 2011);

  • Applicants must have completed all degree requirements by the application deadline;

  • The GRI-NEH Fellows may be in residence for one of three periods ranging from five to nine months: September to February; January to May; or September to June; and

  • The stipend for the GRI-NEH fellowship is $4,200 per month. The GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship also provides workspace, housing, and transportation comparable to other Getty fellowship programs.

  • If you are applying for the GRI-NEH Fellowship, you will indicate this selection in the application form. While you may not apply for both Getty and GRI-NEH fellowships at the same time, GRI-NEH applicants who are not selected may be considered for a Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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

    Review Process
    All fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated by the Getty Research Institute (or in the case the GRI-NEH Fellowship by an external selection committee of qualified scholars convened and staffed by the Getty Research Institute) based on: (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.

    How To Apply
    Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Fellowship application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Selected Bibliography; Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract; Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample; Confirmation letter; and any documentation required for an NEH fellowship) by the deadline.

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    Inquiries
    Please address inquiries to the following:

    Attn: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships/GRI-NEH Fellowship
    The Getty Foundation
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
    U.S.A.

    Phone: (310) 440-7374
    Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703 E-mail: researchgrants@getty.edu


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    VolkswagenStiftung Funding Initiative
    Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S.

    The Volkswagen Foundation in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute (GRI) will provide up to two post-doctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 scholar year. The nine-month fellowships are aimed at supporting post-doctoral students based at German institutions who have finished their Ph.D. between one and no more than five years ago. All applications must pertain to the scholar year theme. For detailed instructions on how to apply and to read more about this opportunity, please visit the VolkswagenStiftung.

    Please note that to be considered for both opportunities, an application must be submitted to both the Getty Research Institute and the VolkswagenStiftung.