CfA: Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art 2021-22

Date of event:   28/10/2020 − 28/10/2020

Tenure: the 2021-22 academic year
Deadline: 28 October 2020 (9 pm Eastern Daylight Time)

ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships are intended to provide early career scholars from around the world with time to undertake research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable: a fellow may elect to take up the award at any appropriate site for the work proposed, including abroad.

Awards also include a special one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles following the fellowship period. The residence offers Getty/ACLS fellows a structured, personalized orientation to the Getty’s rich holdings and provides a forum for them to network and present their research to each other and to Getty curators and staff.

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2021-22 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing. The residence for 2021-22 Getty/ACLS Fellows will be held in July 2022 (the exact date is to be determined).

Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system ( no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 28, 2020.

For more information on eligibility, application requirements, and evaluation criteria, please visit the website here.