Getty Foundation Scholar Grants 2017

Getty Foundation Scholar Grants 2017

Deadline: October 3, 2016

Applications are now being received for the Getty Foundation Scholar Grants 2017. The Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; September to March; January to June; or September to June.


  • A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary;
  • The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available. These terms apply as of August 2016 and are subject to future changes.

Additional information about the terms of these grants, including healthcare, is available here.


  • Open to researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences;
  • Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants;
  • Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years may be removed from consideration.

Application Process


Please prepare the attachments according to the instructions below. Once the form link is available it will be posted on the official website and you may proceed to register, fill out a short form, upload your materials, and submit the application.

  • Project Proposal: Each application must include a description of the applicant’s proposed plan for study and research (not to exceed five pages, typed and double-spaced). The description should indicate (1) how the project bears upon the scholar year theme and (2) how the project would be advanced by the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Optional Writing Sample.
  • Letters of reference are not required for this application.


Please address inquiries to the following:

Attn: Getty Scholar Grants
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit Getty Scholar Grants.