Library Research Grants, Getty Foundation, USA

Deadline: 15 October, 2012
Open to: 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
Grants: from $500 to $2,500, depending on the distance traveled

Description

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the J. Paul Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the understanding and preservation of the visual arts locally and throughout the world.

Library Research Grants are intended for scholars 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. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection.

The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months, but must take place between February 15, 2013, and January 15, 2014. These terms apply as of June 2012 and are subject to future changes.

Grants

Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel and living expenses. Grants range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the distance traveled.

Eligibility

  • place of residence of the recipients has to be more than eighty miles from the Getty Center
  • Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection

How to apply?

Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Library Research Grant application form (which includes uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; Selected Bibliography of Research Library Collections you wish to consult; and Proposed Estimated Travel Costs) by 6:00 p.m. PDT, October 15, 2012.

To apply create an account and password, log in and begin a new application

Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation forwarded by their recommenders via e-mail ([email protected]) to the Getty Foundation. The letters must be received by October 15, 2012. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail (preferred) or may provide the recommendation in the body of the e-mail. In all cases, letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommender’s e-mail account, must clearly indicate the applicant’s name and “Library Research Grant” in the subject line, and must include the recommender’s name and title.

Contact

Attn: Library Research Grants
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703
E-mail: [email protected]

Leave a Reply