Getty Scholar Grants 2019 for Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences

Deadline: 1 October 2019
Open to: researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
Benefits: fully funded


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.


Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2015, should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.

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.


Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months:
  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to April, April to June: USD 17,200
  • Six-month residency: September to April, January to June: USD 42,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: USD 65,000
Please see important information about the terms of these grants here
The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and available healthcare option. These terms apply as of June 2019 and are subject to future changes.

How to apply?

Complete application materials are accepted online only.

Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar grant application form, along with the attachments described below, by the deadline.

  1. 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.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Optional Writing Sample

For more information, please visit the official web page.