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Getty Library Research Grants

The Getty Research Institute invites applications for the Library Research Grants. These Grants are intended for researchers of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library.

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

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Library Research Grants are intended for researchers of all nationalities and at any level 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.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection. (To search the collections, please consult the Research Library’s Search Tools and Databases.)
  • Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Library Research Grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; and Selected Bibliography of Research Library Collections you wish to consult) by the deadline.
  • Two letters of recommendation are also required for this application (see Letters of Recommendation below).
  • This application will require that you upload the following attachments:
    • Project Proposal (not to exceed two pages, typed and double-spaced):
      • This statement should include a description of your proposed research project during your visit here; an explanation of your project’s current state of development (that is, a new project, a work in progress, a project nearing completion)
      • And a description of what you expect to accomplish at the Research Library.
      • Do not include your bibliography here – see item 3 below.
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Selected Bibliography of Getty Research Institute collections:
      • Cite collections or other resources housed in the Research Library that are important to your proposed research project and that you wish to consult during your visit.
      • Review the Research Library’s Search Tools and Database to search for material of interest list citations in a recognized style manual format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or equivalent.


  • Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel, lodging, and living expenses. Housing is not provided. In general, grants are awarded as follows depending upon the distance traveled:
    • Within California (must be more than 80 miles away from GRI): $800
    • North America, including Canada and Mexico: $1,500
    • International outside of North America: $3,000

Note: See important information about the terms of these grants here.

Application Deadline:

Deadline to submit application materials for these grants is October 15, 2018.

Apply Now

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

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