Applications are now open for the 2025/2026 Getty Foundation Scholar Grants. For 2025–2026, Getty invites scholars and arts professionals to apply for a residential fellowship on the topic of repair, a theme that bridges time periods, world geographies, and professional practices. Situated between the forces of creation and destruction, the act of repair can be deeply transformative, with the potential to heal, alter, and renew the material environment. 

The Getty Scholars Program supports innovative research about art, conceived in the broadest terms, and its histories, by providing a locus for international scholars to forge collaborations across disciplines and professional practices, while also developing new audiences for their work. During their residency, the scholar cohort is immersed in a vibrant local community devoted to the advancement of knowledge and hosted at an institution committed to preserving, understanding, interpreting, and sharing its vast library and collections. Scholars may be in residence at the Getty Center or Getty Villa.

A mix of senior scholars and junior fellows are selected for the Scholars Program cohort. The cohort’s research projects are focused on an annual theme. The three main grant categories are:

  1. Scholar Grants for established researchers and professionals who have held PhDs for at least 5 years and/or possess strong records of publication and professional activity, at the Getty Center or Getty Villa
  2. Postdoctoral Fellowships for recently granted PhDs at the Getty Center or Getty Villa
  3. Predoctoral Fellowships for PhD candidates at the Getty Center


Scholar Grant applicants should have received a PhD before September 1, 2021. Applicants from associated fields who do not hold a PhD but have commensurate professional experience will also be considered.

Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2021 should apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Scholar Grant recipients at the Getty Center may be in residence from three to nine months and receive varying stipends as detailed below*:

  • Three-month residency: September–December/January–March; $21,500 stipend
  • Six-month residency: September–March/January–June; $43,000 stipend
  • Nine-month residency: September–June; $65,000 stipend

Recipients also receive a relocation stipend of $2,000.

Method of Application

  • Applicants need to complete and submit the online Getty Scholar Grant application form by the deadline, which requires the following attachments:
    1. Project Proposal (not to exceed five pages, typed and double-spaced): Must include a description of the applicant’s proposed plan of study. The description should indicate how the project addresses the annual theme and, if applicable, how it would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections. However, relevance to Getty holdings is not a project requirement.
    Applicants for AAAHI grants should additionally describe how their projects will generate new knowledge in the field of African American art history.
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Optional Writing Sample

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2024.