Next application deadline: October 15, 2013


Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. A Library Research Grant is not a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Research Library.

Eligibility
Library Research Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than eighty miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection. (To search the collections, please consult the Research Library's Search Tools and Databases.)

Terms
Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel and living expenses. Grants range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the distance traveled. The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months, but must take place between February 15, 2014, and January 15, 2015. These terms apply as of June 2012 and are subject to future changes.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process only. The next deadline for these grants is 6:00 p.m. PDT, October 15, 2013.

Notification
Applicants are notified of the Research Institute's decision approximately six weeks to two months following the deadline.

Unsuccessful applicants are still welcome to use the Research Library in accordance with its access policy.

For Research Library appointments and reference assistance, please call (310) 440-7390 or contact the GRI.

Special Information on the Photo Archive

The grant selection committee welcomes applications for researchers wishing to consult the Getty Research Institute's unique resources such as the Photo Archive. The Photo Archive's two million photographs of works of art and architecture provide opportunities for original pictorial research in the fine arts, including the history of photography. For more information, visit the Photo Archive Web page.

How To Apply

Part 1:
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Library Research Grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; Selected Bibliography of Research Library Collections you wish to consult; and Proposed Estimated Travel Costs) by 6:00 p.m. PDT, October 15, 2013.

We strongly recommend use of the the following browser versions (or later): Internet Explorer 8; Mozilla Firefox 3.6.1; Safari 5; Google Chrome 5.

To Begin a New Application:

Create an account and password, log in, and begin a new application. Note: Each time you log in here you will open a new application. To return to and complete an application you have already begun, click on the link below.

Return to an Application in Progress:

Log in, review your account page, and retrieve and continue an application you have already started and saved.

Part 2:
Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation forwarded by their recommenders via e-mail (RecLetters@getty.edu) to the Getty Foundation. The letters must be received by October 15, 2013. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail (preferred) or may provide the recommendation in the body of the e-mail. In all cases, letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommender's e-mail account, must clearly indicate the applicant's name and "Library Research Grant" in the subject line, and must include the recommender's name and title.


Inquiries
Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Library Research Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.

Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703
E-mail: researchgrants@getty.edu


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