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The next opportunity to apply for this grant will be in the fall of 2016. Please check back in late June for updated information.


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.

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.

Terms
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. A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available. These terms apply as of July 2015 and are subject to future changes.

Additional information about the terms of these grants, including healthcare, is available here.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant will be in the fall of 2016.

Notification
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.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; and optional Writing Sample by the deadline.

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Letters of reference are not required for this application.

Inquiries
Please address inquiries to the following:

Attn: Getty Scholar Grants
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Email: researchgrants@getty.edu