While the Getty Foundation has many funding programs for scholars around the world, we also administer grants for scholars who come to work at the Getty Center on behalf of the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Trust.

Getty Rothschild Fellowship
In 2016 the Getty and the Rothschild Foundation announced the creation of the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, which will support innovative scholarship in the history of art, collecting, and conservation, using the collection and resources of both institutions. The fellowship offers art historians, museum professionals, or conservators the opportunity to research and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. The fellowship is invitation-only and administered by the Getty Foundation. The inaugural fellow is Dr. David Saunders, a foremost expert in the area of conservation science who will work on museum and gallery lighting during the fellowship. Learn more

Getty Research Institute

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Projects connect to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme.

Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars who are working on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme.The Getty Research Institute also offers two residential Postdoctoral Fellowships, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Volkswagen Foundation, in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute, will support up to two postdoctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 scholar year.
Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for scholars whose research requires use of collections housed in the Getty Research Institute.

Getty Conservation Institute

Conservation Guest Scholar grants provide senior-level professionals with the opportunity to pursue research on topics and issues relevant to conservation.

Please address inquiries to: researchgrants@getty.edu or call (310) 440-7374.

Graduate Internships are also available throughout the Getty.

Please note that we no longer offer grants for nonresidential scholars including Postdoctoral Fellowships, Collaborative Research Grants, and Curatorial Research Fellowships. For information on this and other changes, please see the Foundation's funding priorities.

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