The 2016 deadline for this program has passed.

Please check back in the summer of 2017 for updated guidelines and application forms.

Information remains on this page for your reference only.


Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses for scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. A Library Research Grant is not a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Research Library

Note: During this grant cycle, at least one grant will be targeted toward an innovative use of the library's special collections for a digital art history project relevant to collecting or the art market.

Eligibility
Library Research Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level 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.)

Terms
Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel and living expenses. Grants range from $800 to $3,000, depending on the distance traveled. The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months. These terms apply as of August 2016 and are subject to future changes. Please see important information about the terms of these grants here.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process only. The next deadline for these grants will be in the fall of 2017. Please check back in the summer of 2017 for updated guidelines and application forms.

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

Unsuccessful applicants are still welcome to use the Research Library in accordance with its access policy.

For Research Library appointments and reference assistance, please call (310) 440-7390 or contact the GRI.

Special Information on the Photo Archive
The grant selection committee welcomes applications for researchers wishing to consult the Getty Research Institute's unique resources, including the Photo Archive. Two million photographs of works of art and architecture in the Photo Archive provide opportunities for original pictorial research in the fine arts, including the history of photography. For more information, visit the Photo Archive Web page.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Library Research Grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; Selected Bibliography of Research Library Collections you wish to consult; and Proposed Estimated Travel Costs) by the deadline. Two letters of recommendation are also required for this application (see Letters of Recommendation below).

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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 by the deadline. You will be prompted to enter the names and emails of your references as you fill out the application form. A link will then be sent to them automatically that will allow them to upload their confidential recommendations. Recommenders should 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.

Inquiries
Please address inquiries to the following:

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


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