Deadline: October 1, 2019
Applications for the Getty Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020/2021 are now open. 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.
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.
- Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from late-September to late-June and receive a stipend of $25,000.
- Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from late-September to late-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, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and makes healthcare options available. These terms apply as of June 2019 and are subject to future changes.
- Open to 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;
- To be eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 scholar year, Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants should not have received their degree earlier than 2016.
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.
- 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
For more information, visit Getty Fellowships.