Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science

The deadline to apply for this grant is November 17, 2014. Due to a system transition, the link to complete your application will be not be available until September 15 at the earliest and September 30 at the latest. Please visit this web page closer to September 15 for updates.

Please prepare your materials according to the application instructions below. We strongly recommend that you gather and prepare your application materials now. In addition, you should notify your recommenders to prepare their letters. Once the link is available, it will be posted here for you to fill out a short form, upload your attachments, and send your references a link and instructions for uploading their confidential letters of recommendation.

The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and the physical sciences with experience in conservation science. For detailed information on the focus of the fellowship and the history of the program, including past participants, please refer to the Getty Conservation Institute's Web site.

General Information
The next GCI Postdoctoral Fellows will be in residence at the Getty Center for two years beginning in September 2015.

In addition to a monthly stipend prorated to the actual dates of residency, the fellow will be provided with with support toward a related study trip, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to Los Angeles and health benefits.

Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities.Applicants should have a recent (2010 or later) PhD in chemistry, polymer science, or another relevant physical science, experimental research experience and strong instrumental analysis skills. An aptitude for self-directed learning and for working across academic disciplines is desirable, as are good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum environment.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this fellowship will be November 17, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2015.

How To Apply
Please prepare your application attachments according to the instructions below and notify your two references that you will be requesting letters from them in support of this application. Once the form link is available it will be posted here and you may proceed to register, fill out a short form, upload your materials, send instructions for your letters of recommendation, and submit the application.

  1. Statement of Interest: Each application must include a statement of interest in the field of conservation science (not to exceed two pages, typed and double-spaced).

  2. Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract

  3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume: This should include education, honors, grants and awards, languages, professional experience and activities, and publications or other relevant accomplishments.

  4. Writing Sample Each applicant must submit one writing sample of not more than 15 pages. This may be a sample of the dissertation and should best represent the applicant's methodological concerns.

  5. Confirmation Letter: applicants must submit confirmation from their academic institution that their doctorates have been awarded. Please attach a scan of this letter (the original is not required; please do not send by mail).

Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685

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