The application deadlines for calendar 2019 grants have passed.

Please check back in August 2019 for instructions and to apply for a calendar 2020 grant.

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Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute (GRI).

Specialized Library Research Grants are intended for researchers of all nationalities and at any level, unless otherwise specified in the grant description, who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than eighty miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection. (To search the collections, please consult the Research Library's Search Tools and Databases.)

Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel, lodging, and living expenses. Housing is not provided.

The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months.

Please see important information about the terms of these grants and information about potential tax liabilities here.

All terms, including the number of grants to be awarded and specific grant amounts, are subject to future changes.

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

Applicants who do not receive grant awards are still welcome to use the Research Library in accordance with its access policy.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process only. The next deadline to submit application materials (including 2 letters of recommendation) for these grants will be in the fall of 2019.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Library Research Grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; a brief Curriculum Vitae (no more than 5 pages); and Selected Bibliography of Research Library Collections you wish to consult) by the deadline. Two letters of recommendation are also required for this application (see Letters of Recommendation below).

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Check back in August 2019 for detailed instructions and the link to the application form.

Letters of Recommendation: As part of this application you will request that two confidential letters of recommendation be forwarded by your recommenders through the system. As you fill out the application form you will be prompted to enter the names and emails of your references. A link will then be sent to them automatically that will allow them to upload their confidential recommendations. Recommenders will attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail. Once you request this information you will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted by the deadline.

Please address inquiries to the following:

Attn: Library Research Grants
Phone: (310) 440-7374