Deadline: October 1, 2020

Applications are open for the Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships and GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020/2021. The 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 or the African American Art History Initiative.

Recipients are 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 meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

The Getty Research Institute offers two residential Postdoctoral Fellowships, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These fellowships are funded by the NEH and are part of the Getty’s annual scholar and fellow program.

Fellowship

Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from late-September to late-June and receive a stipend of $30,000.
  • Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from late-September to late-June and receive a stipend of $35,000.
  • Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available. These terms apply as of July 2020 and are subject to future changes.

GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • The NEH stipend contribution for this fellowship is $5,000/month for eight (8) months, and the Getty stipend contribution for this fellowship is $5,000 for one (1) month, totaling $45,000 over the nine-month fellowship. The GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship also provides a workspace, housing, transportation, and healthcare options.

Eligibility

Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • 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, 2016, should apply for a Getty Scholar Grant.

GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who can document that they have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the fellowship application deadline (from October 1, 2017);
  • Applicants must have completed all degree requirements by the application deadline.

While you may not apply for both Getty and GRI-NEH fellowships at the same time, GRI-NEH applicants who are not selected will also be considered for a Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please note that AAAHI Fellowship applicants are not eligible to apply for the GRI-NEH Fellowship.

Selection Criteria

All fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated by the Getty Research Institute based on:

  • The overall quality of the application;
  • How the proposed project bears upon the annual research theme;
  • The applicant’s past achievements; and
  • How the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

Application

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; Confirmation letter; and any residency documentation required for an NEH fellowship) by the deadline.

Two letters of recommendation are also required for this application.

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For more information, visit Getty Fellowships.

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