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, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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. Two postdoctoral fellowships, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) were added to the existing program in 2011, and the Volkswagen Foundation, in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute, will provide up to two postdoctoral fellowships for the 2014-2015 scholar year.
Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for scholars whose research requires use of collections housed in the Getty Research Institute.

Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography is a three-week intensive residential course offering an introduction to reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods.
Getty Conservation Institute

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science provides a unique two-year research and learning experience in the the field.

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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