The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.
The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner in areas of interest to the international conservation community. Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three or six consecutive months between late September and June and receive a monthly stipend of $3,500, prorated to the actual dates of residency. In addition to the stipend, the program also provides a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits. Conservation Guest Scholar Grants support research to be undertaken while in residence at the Getty.
Conservators, scientists, architects, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields are invited to apply. Applicants should have at least five years' experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publication and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.
See the Getty website for complete program guidelines, information about previous and current GCI scholars, and application instructions.