Recipients will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they can pursue their own projects free from academic obligations for a period of 3-9 months. Applicants must be established scholars or writers of any nationality who have attained distinction in their fields.
Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. 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.
Funding and Conditions
Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months:
- Three-month residency: September to December, January to April, April to June: $17,200
- Six-month residency: September to April, January to June: $42,000
- Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000
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 available healthcare option. These terms apply as of June 2019 and are subject to future changes.
Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2015, should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.
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.
Complete application materials are accepted online only. The next deadline for submission of application materials is 5:00 p.m. (PT) October 1, 2019.
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute’s decision approximately six months following the deadline.
Applications must be submitted via the online portal: https://getty.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new
Contact and Information
Phone: (310) 440-7374
For more information visit https://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_scholars.html