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Getty Scholar Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Arts, Humanities,
and Social Science Scholars for Research Residencies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The J. Paul Getty Trust - The Getty Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 5:00 PM PDT


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Grants of up to $65,000 to USA, Canada, and International established scholars and writers in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for a three to nine-month residency. This opportunity will provide access to a world-class library and collections for independent research.

Specifically, 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.

In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. Healthcare options are also available.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161651

Estimated Size of Grant:

A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available.

Three-month residency: $17,200
Six-month residency: $42,000
Nine-month residency: $65,000

Term of Contract:

Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months:
Three-month residency: September to December, January to March, April to June
Six-month residency: September to March, January to June
Nine-month residency: September to June

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadline for submission of application materials is 5:00 PM PDT October 1, 2018. Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute's decision approximately six months following the deadline.

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

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

For questions, call (310) 440-7374 or email (Attn: Getty Scholar Grants).

For online portal assistance, email

The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, California 90049-1685

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.