The Getty Scholars Program is a prestigious opportunity that supports researchers in advancing knowledge of the arts and humanities. It enables scholars to produce cutting-edge scholarship that contributes to the understanding and preservation of cultural heritage. By residing at one of the world’s premier art history collections and becoming part of an international community committed to intellectual exploration and exchange, scholars gain invaluable experiences.
- Host Country: United States of America (USA)
- Study Abroad: Study in USA
- Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Fellowships
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Reward: Full Scholarship | Stipend ranging from $21,500 to $65,000
- Deadline: October 2, 2023
Since 1985, the Getty Scholars Program has welcomed nearly 1,500 residential scholars from over fifty countries to Los Angeles. These scholars conduct research on various topics related to the annual theme, covering a broad range of geographical regions and time periods from ancient to contemporary eras. The program has consistently provided a platform for innovative and groundbreaking research in the arts and humanities.
Each year, the Getty Scholars Program receives between 300 and 400 applications. While the competition is fierce, only about twenty applicants are selected for the prestigious fellowships.
Applicants for the Getty Scholars Program should have obtained a PhD before September 1, 2020. However, individuals from associated fields who possess equivalent professional experience will also be considered. For those who earned their degree after September 1, 2020, the Postdoctoral Fellowship is the appropriate category to apply for.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
Getty Scholars have the opportunity to reside at the Getty Center for three to nine months, depending on the duration of their research. During this time, they receive varying stipends as detailed below:
- Three-month residency: September–December/January–March; $21,500 stipend
- Six-month residency: September–March/January–June; $43,000 stipend
- Nine-month residency: September–June; $65,000 stipend
For established scholars, the AAAHI Fellowships exclusively offer nine-month residencies with a stipend of $65,000. Doctoral candidates and recent PhD degree recipients can refer to the Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships page for information regarding AAAHI Fellowship stipends.
Method of Application: A Comprehensive Process
Applicants interested in the Getty Scholars Program need to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar Grant application form before the specified deadline. The application requires the following attachments:
- Project Proposal (not exceeding five pages, typed and double-spaced): The proposal must include a detailed description of the applicant’s planned course of study. Specifically, it should address how the project relates to the annual theme and highlight how it would benefit from the vast resources available at the Getty, including its library and collections.
- Curriculum Vitae: Applicants should provide an updated curriculum vitae showcasing their academic achievements, research experience, and relevant professional activities.
- Optional Writing Sample: Applicants have the option to include a writing sample that showcases their scholarly work or demonstrates their ability to conduct rigorous research.
For individuals applying for the AAAHI Fellowship, there is no requirement to address the annual theme. Instead, they should focus on how their projects will contribute to new knowledge in the field of African American art history.
Ready to embark on a journey of scholarly exploration? Click here to apply before the deadline on October 2, 2023.
Remember, the Getty Scholars Program is a unique opportunity to advance your research and make a significant contribution to the arts and humanities. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a distinguished community committed to the pursuit of knowledge and the preservation of cultural heritage.