The Getty Foundation


Deadline: November 1 (receipt)

Submission Method: Mail (this may have changed; new guidelines not yet available)

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Tom Gunning, Art History (09/10); Chris Faraone, Classics (08/09); Herbert George, Visual Arts (Museum Guest Scholar, 06/07); Ingrid Rowland, Art History (00/01); Robert Nelson, Art History (99/00); Martha Feldman, Music (98/99); Barbara Stafford, Art History (95/96)

Competition Level: 16 fellowships are awarded in 2009/10; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: These grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants provide a unique research experience. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to the year’s research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

The 2010/11 theme is “The Display of Art.” Projects may focus on, but are not limited to: the history of museums; display in and of antiquity; private and public modes of display; the display of cultural encounter; display itself as art form; and the links between the display of art and conservation.

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