STIP Sep 29, 2017

Getty Library Research Grants, Los Angeles

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Application deadline: Oct 16, 2017

Kathleen Salomon, Getty Research Institute
Applications for the 2018 Getty Library Research Grants are now available online at

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support to researchers of all nationalities whose projects demonstrate a compelling need to use Getty Research Institute materials, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Specialized Library Research Grant Opportunities:
In addition to the open call for applications relating to projects utilizing any specific area of the GRI's collections, several focused grants will be awarded in the following areas of study:

– Research related to the modern commercial art market, Los Angeles modern architecture, or design.
– Research in the area of 18th-century German art as it relates to the religious, philosophical, and aesthetic contextualization of the Romantic movement.
– Research within the GRI's photo archive, a collection of two million photographs of works of art and architecture providing opportunities for original pictorial research in the fine arts, including the history of photography.
– Research that utilizes the Conservation Collection, specialized research materials related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

Library Research Grants are intended for researchers 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.)

Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel, lodging, and living expenses. Housing is not provided. In general, grants are awarded as follows depending upon the distance traveled:

Within California (must be more than 80 miles away from GRI): $800
North America, including Canada and Mexico: $1,500
International outside of North America: $3,000

The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months. These terms apply as of August 2017 and are subject to future changes. Please see important information about the terms of these grants here.

Notification Process:
Applicants are notified of the Research Institute's decision approximately two months following the deadline.

Applicants who do not receive grant awards are still welcome to use the Research Library in accordance with its access policy.

Application Availability and Deadline:
Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process only. The next deadline to submit application materials (including letters of recommendation) for these grants is 5:00 p.m. (PDT) October 16, 2017.

How To Apply:
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Library Research Grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; and Selected Bibliography of Research Library Collections you wish to consult) by the deadline. Two letters of recommendation are also required for this application (see Letters of Recommendation below).

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Please contact GRI Library Reference with any questions:

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