Getty Fellowship Grants


Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. 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 Center.


Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Predoctoral fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and 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 have received their degree no earlier than 2000.

Award Amount

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for the entire academic year (from September 2006 to June 2007). Predoctoral fellows receive a total stipend of $18,000 for the nine-month residency. Postdoctoral fellows receive a total stipend of $22,000 for the nine-month residency. Both fellowships also provide an office at the Research Institute, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to Los Angeles, and health benefits. Neither fellowship is renewable.