The Getty Foundation – Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Getty residential Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

2010-2011 Scholar Year Theme The Display of Art
Art and display are inseparable. When selecting and juxtaposing objects we create narratives, assign meanings, grant relevance, and produce art history. Studying a work of art requires attention to the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of its display. The display of art will again be at the center of the scholar year, continuing and building on the theme from 2009-2010. 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.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Predoctoral fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period.

Applicants will be notified of the Research Institute’s decision by spring 2010.

Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685

Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703


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