Deadline: October 3, 2022

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual research theme, African American Art History Initiative, or Paul Revere Williams Research Project. Recipients may be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertation for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly lecture devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Eligibility

Applications for Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships are welcome from scholars of all nationalities.

Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships.

Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Successful Predoctoral Fellowship applicants who are awarded their degree after the application deadline but before the fellowship begins, or who receive their doctorate while in residence, automatically become Postdoctoral Fellows.

Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants who received their degree before September 1, 2019 should apply for a Getty Scholar Grant.

Terms
Getty Predoctoral Fellowships are for nine months from late-September to late-June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships are for nine months from late-September to late-June and receive a stipend of $35,000. Both fellowships may provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, a travel stipend, and healthcare options. These terms apply as of June 2022 and the terms and length of grants are subject to change. Health and safety guidelines for grantees may also be imposed.

Please see important information about these grants, including healthcare, here.

Notification
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute’s decision approximately six months following the deadline.

Review Process

All fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated by the Getty Research Institute based on: (1) the overall quality of the application; (2) how the proposed project bears upon the annual research theme*; (3) the applicant’s past achievements; and (4) how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

*Applicants for the AAAHI and PRW Fellowships are not required to work on the annual theme. Rather, they should describe either (1) their focus on African American art and cultural history for the AAAHI Fellowship or (2) their focus on Williams’ life and legacy for the PRW Research Project Fellowship.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Fellowship application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Selected Bibliography; Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract; Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample; and Confirmation letter by the deadline.

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Two letters of recommendation are also required for this application (see Letters of Recommendation below).

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:

As part of this application you will request that two confidential letters of recommendation be forwarded by your recommenders through the system by 5:00 p.m. (PT) on October 3, 2022. You will be prompted to enter the names and emails of your references as you fill out the application form. A link will then be sent to them automatically that will allow them to upload their confidential recommendations. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail. Once you request this information you will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted.

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