Fully Funded Research Scholarship in USA in Humanities and Social sciences 2019

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Fully Funded Research Scholarship in USA in Humanities and Social sciences 2019

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Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.


  • Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
  • Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2015, should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.
  • Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants. 
  • Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years may be removed from consideration.


Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months:

  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to April, April to June: $17,200
  • Six-month residency: September to April, January to June: $42,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000


  • The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa.
  • An apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex.
  • Airfare to and from Los Angeles,.
  • Available healthcare option.

Review Process:

Getty Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are evaluated based on the following: 

  1. The overall quality of the application.
  2. How the proposed project bears upon the annual research theme.
  3. The applicant's past achievements.
  4. How the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Art, Human Rights, Research, Social Sciences, Sociology, Writing

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Food, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, Research Proposal, Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Art, Design, and Music, Psychology and Sociology
Educational Level
Bachelor, Master, Ph.D
Required Languages
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