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Specialized Library Research Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scholars
to Facilitate Use of a Research Library in California

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Getty Foundation

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Grants of $1,500 to USA, Canada, and International individual scholars whose research requires the use of specific collections and materials found in the funding source's library, located in California. Funding is intended to provide partial support toward the costs of travel, lodging, and living expenses.

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute (GRI).

Four individual grants will be awarded as follows:

- Research project focusing on an aspect of the art critic Clement Greenberg's work

- Research involving the library's special collections that focus on published and unpublished resources about the scientific aspects of materials used in the production of art, such as paper, pigments, textiles, and plastics

- Research opportunity specifically for an advanced undergraduate majoring in art history, architectural history, or studio art, to conduct research in the library's GRI's special collections and library

- Research opportunity specifically for a graduate student in the early stages of a graduate program (pre-M.A. degree or equivalent) in art history, architectural history, or studio art to conduct research in the GRI's special collections and library

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GrantWatch ID#: 161652

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Number of Grants:

Four grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be for $1,500 each.

Term of Contract:

The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months for the period between July 8 and December 20, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Specialized Library Research Grants are intended for researchers of all nationalities and at any level, unless otherwise specified in the grant description, 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.

Housing is not provided.

Pre-Application Information:

Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process only. The deadline to submit application materials (including 2 letters of recommendation) for these grants will be April 30, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of the Research Institute's decision approximately four to six weeks following the deadline.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Please contact for assistance with the online application portal.

Please address inquiries to the following:
Attn: Library Research Grants
Phone: (310) 440-7374

Office of Scholars, Interns, and Professionals
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
Fax: (310) 440-7782

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.