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Getty Research Institute

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: October 2, 2017

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is a constituent program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. GRI provides intellectual leadership through its research, exhibition, lecture, and publication programs, and service to diverse scholars worldwide through scholar residencies, fellowships, online resources, and access to the Research Library.

The Library’s books and materials are focused on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology with related materials in the humanities and social sciences ranging from prehistory to contemporary art. The collections were originally organized around western European art and culture, but have expanded to include Latin America, Eastern Europe, and selected regions of Asia and Africa. The research library includes books, periodicals, and auction catalogues; a photo study collection; special collections consisting of rare books, single prints and drawings in albums and collections, collections of rare photographs, optical devices, 20th-century videos, manuscripts, and archives.

Since 1985 the Research Institute has invited scholars, artists, and other international cultural figures to work at the Getty Center and Getty Villa on projects related to an annual research theme. While in residence, distinguished scholars and emerging pre- and postdoctoral fellows pursue their research projects and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty scholar community. Two GRI-NEH postdoctoral fellowships are available for the 2018-2019 scholar year. Detailed information and a link to online applications for all Getty scholar and fellowship programs may accessed at the website below.

Host Institutions: Getty Research Institute
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Point of Contact: GRI-NEH Fellowship
Phone: (310) 440-7374

About NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations to support fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). NEH fellowships provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. NEH provides funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.

Amount of Award

Amount of the award will vary by the number and length of the fellowships offered by the host institution.


Centers and organizations applying for these grants may not be affiliated with an institution of higher education and must be independently governed, financed, and administered. In addition, they must have a pre-existing fellowship program maintained with non-NEH funding. Eligibility for NEH fellowships at these research institutions is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. NEH research opportunities are intended for persons who have already completed their formal academic training. Consequently, persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible for NEH fellowships and research grants.

How to Apply

For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.