The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.
The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community.
Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three, six or nine consecutive months between late September 2011 and June 2012, according to the preference indicated by the applicant on their online application, and dependent upon scheduling and other issues. A monthly stipend of $3,500 is awarded, prorated to the actual dates of residency.
In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.