Getty Scholar Grants for All Nationalities:

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Getty Foundation invites applications for its Getty Scholar Grants. The Getty Foundation, established in 1984,is an international cultural organization. The foundation was created in the belief that philanthropy is a key ingredient in carrying out the mission on the J . Paul Getty Trust .


Field: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Grant Provider: Getty Foundation


Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months:

  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to March, April to June: $17,200
  • Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $42,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000

Eligible Countries: All


Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Applicants who received their degree less than five years ago 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.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form, along with the attachments described below, by the deadline.

  • Project Proposal: Each application must include a description of the applicant’s proposed plan for study and research (not to exceed five pages, typed and double-spaced). The description should indicate (1) how the project bears upon the scholar year theme and (2) how the project would be advanced by the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Writing Sample


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