Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities. Predoctoral fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Predoctoral fellows who receive their doctorate while in residence automatically become postdoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must not have received their degree earlier than 2005.
Predoctoral Fellows are in residence from September to June and receive a stipend of $25,000. Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence from September to June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of November 2010 and are subject to future changes.
Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process. The next deadline for these fellowships will be November 1, 2010.
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute’s decision approximately six months following the deadline.
Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral 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 2011-2012 annual research theme, Artistic Practice; (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 must have access to a Web browser that allows cookies. The following browser versions or later are strongly recommended: Internet Explorer 7.0 (for PC); Safari 3.2 (for Mac); Mozilla Firefox 3.0.
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship application form, which includes completing an online information form and uploading a Project Proposal, Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract, Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample, Selected Bibliography, and Confirmation Letter of Academic Status (candidacy or degree conferred) by 5:00 p.m. PST, November 1, 2010.