The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and around the world. The foundation also works to strengthen art history as a global discipline, promote the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increase access to museum and archival collections, and develop current and future leaders in the visual arts.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for the Getty Scholar Grants program. Through the program, residencies at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa will be awarded to established scholars or writers so that they can pursue a project free from academic obligations. Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months and will be awarded $17,200 for a three-month residency (September to December, January to April, April to June); $42,000 for a six-month residency (September to April, January to June); and $65,000 for a nine-month residency (September to June). 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. Scholars also will have the opportunity to 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.
Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
See the Getty Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.