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APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR PREDOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Scholar Year Themes for Fellowship Period
2000/2001 : Reproductions and Originals
2001/2002 : Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience, Judgment
Purpose of the Fellowship
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging
scholars to complete their dissertation or expand it for publication.
Recipients of these fellowships are in residence from September 2000
to June 2002 at the Getty Research Institute. There they have an
extraordinary opportunity to pursue their own projects, make use of
Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly seminar devoted
to the scholar year 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 and expect to
complete their dissertations during the fellowship period.
Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must have received their degree no
earlier than 1994.
Predoctoral fellows receive a total stipend of $36,000 for the twenty-
two-month residency. Postdoctoral fellows receive a total stipend of
$44,000 for the twenty-two-month residency. Both fellowships also
provide an office at the Research Institute, research assistance,
travel funds, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and
health benefits. Neither fellowship is renewable.
Note: These fellowships are for those scholars who wish to be in
residence for both scholar years. The Getty Grant Program offers
separate nonresidential postdoctoral fellowships. Information is
available online at http://www.getty.edu/grant/research2000 or from
the Getty Grant Program, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800, Los
Angeles, CA, 90049-1685; 310.440.7320 (phone), 310.440.7703 (fax),
[log in to unmask] (email). Also, Library Research Grants
provide short-term support for scholars interested in using
collections at the Research Institute; information is available
online at http://www.getty.edu/grant/research2000 or from the Getty
Research Institute, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100, Los Angeles,
CA 90049-1688; 310.440.7392; 310.440.7782 (fax);
[log in to unmask] (email).
All application materials must be received at the Getty Research
Institute by November 1, 1999. Materials faxed or sent electronically
will not be accepted. Materials will not be returned.
Applicants will be notified of the Research Institute's decision by
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded on a competitive
basis. Applications will be evaluated by the Research Institute on
the basis of (1) how the proposed dissertation or book bears upon the
2000-2001 Scholar Year theme Reproductions and Originals and also the
2001-2002 theme entitled Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience,
Judgment ; (2) the applicant's past achievements; and (3) how the
project would benefit from the resources of the Getty, including its
library and collections.
All application materials listed below must be received at the Getty
Research Institute by November 1, 1999.
1. Application Form– The application form must be completed and
2. Dissertation Abstract– Each application must include an abstract
of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation.
3. Curriculum Vitae– Each application must be accompanied by a full
curriculum vitae. This should include education, honors, grants and
awards, languages, professional experience and activities, and
publications or other relevant accomplishments.
4. Project Proposal– Each application must also include a description
(approximately three pages) of the applicant's proposed research. The
proposal should include (1) a description of how the project bears
upon the 2000-2001 Scholar Year theme Reproductions and Originals and
also the 2001-2002 theme Frames of Viewing: Perception, Experience,
Judgment ; and (2) an assessment of how the project would be advanced
by the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.
5. Writing Sample– Each applicant must submit a writing sample no
longer than thirty pages. This may be a sample of the dissertation
and should best represent the applicant's methodological concerns.
6. Letters of Recommendation– Applicants must arrange for the
submission of three confidential letters of recommendation by
scholars who are able to comment on the applicant's suitability for
this fellowship and the project's potential. Letters must arrive
directly from the recommenders by November 1.
7. Confirmation Letter– Predoctoral applicants must submit a letter
from their academic institution confirming that they have passed
their qualifying exams and have been advanced to candidacy.
Postdoctoral applicants must submit confirmation from their academic
institution that the doctorate has been awarded.
Send application materials to:
2000-2002 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships The Scholars and
Seminars Program The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art
and the Humanities 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100 Los Angeles,
CA 90049-1688 U.S.A.