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Getty Awards Research Grants to 15 Postdoctoral Fellows and Four Collaborative Research Teams

September 20, 2000

Los Angeles--The Getty Grant Program today announced award recipients in two research grant categories, Postdoctoral Fellowships and Collaborative Research Grants, which provide support for interpretive research in the history of art.

"The Getty provides a variety of research grants to emerging, mid-career, and senior scholars from around the world," says Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Grant Program and dean for external relations of the J. Paul Getty Trust. "Through the Postdoctoral Fellowships and Collaborative Research Grants, we are helping to nurture new approaches to understanding the history of art as well as collaborative relationships across many different humanistic fields."

This year, 15 scholars in five countries will receive Postdoctoral Fellowships of $35,000 each to pursue topics ranging from the origins of early Buddhist works in Japan to the visual culture of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Since 1985, the Grant Program's Postdoctoral Fellowship program has awarded over $7 million, supporting more than 250 scholars during a crucial early phase of their careers. These 12-month, nonresidential fellowships allow scholars who have earned a doctoral degree within the past six years to undertake independent interpretive research projects in art history.

Collaborative Research Grants totaling $380,000 will allow four teams of scholars to conduct interpretive research projects that offer new interdisciplinary approaches to art historical material. Their projects range from an art historical and materials analysis of colonial South American painting conducted by a Buenos Aires team of scholars and scientists to the digital reconstruction of a 9th-century Javanese temple complex undertaken by a group of scholars from Singapore and England. The Collaborative Research Grants, which have provided over $6 million to support 46 projects over the last 12 years, also support the research and planning of scholarly exhibitions.

In addition to the above categories, the Getty offers a variety of other research grants, both residential and nonresidential. Additional information and application forms for all Getty research grants are available online at The next application deadline for all Getty Research Grants is November 1, 2000.

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Getty Grant Program

2000-01 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art and the Humanities

Dr. Diane Dillon
"The Visual Culture of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893"
Ph.D., Yale University
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Dr. Mechthild Gabriele Fend
"Diffuse Körpergrenzen und die Evokation des Taktilen bei Jean-François Millet"
Ph.D., Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany
Independent Scholar

Dr. Francesca Fiorani
"The Marvel of Maps: Art, Science, and Humanism in Renaissance Italy"
Ph.D., University of Rome, "La Sapienza"
Assistant Professor
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Dr. Andrea Graciela Giunta
"Un 'crimen plástico': El Guernica de Picasso y su impacto en el debate sobre arte y política en América Latina"
Ph.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Assistant Professor
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Maria Elizabeth Gough
"The Artist as Producer"
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dr. Pamela Margot Lee
"Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s"
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor
Stanford University, California

Dr. Steven David Nelson
"Mirror, Mirror: Mousgoum Architecture and Cultural Self-Fashioning"
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Satish Padiyar
"Liberty, Philosophy, Fraternity: Homoeroticism and the French Revolution"
Ph.D., University College London
University College London

Dr. Morgan Edwin Powell
"Women's Monastic Instruction: The Theology of Images and the Poetics of Vernacular Narrative"
Ph.D., Princeton University
Assistant Professor
Franklin College Switzerland, Sorengo

Dr. Maria del Rosario Pradel
"Tenjukoku: Iconography, Interpretations and New Views"
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Independent Scholar

Dr. Noa Steimatsky
"On the Face of Film"
Ph.D., New York University
Assistant Professor
Yale University

Dr. Woodman Lyon Taylor
"Sounding the Image: Musical Memory and Ragamala Paintings"
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Emma Jinhua Teng
"Word and Image: Producing the Imagined Geography of the Ching Empire"
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Achim Timmermann
"Staging the Eucharist: The Visual Rhetoric of Late Medieval and Renaissance Sacrament Houses in Central Europe"
Ph.D., Courtauld Institute of Art
Independent Scholar

Dr. Christian Vöhringer
"Wissen und Evidenz in Stundenbüchern und ihren Kalendern. Eine Studie zur Transformation von Religion und Wissenschaft in Werken der bildenden Kunst"
Ph.D., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Getty Grant Program
2000-01 Collaborative Research Grants

"The Material Renaissance: Cost and Consumption in Italy, 1300-1640." $65,200

Patricia Allerston, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Mary Hollingsworth, Suffolk, England; Richard Mackenney, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Luca Molà, University of Warwick, Coventry, England; Reinhold Mueller, Università degli Studi di Venezia, Italy; Michelle O'Malley, University of Sussex, Brighton, England; Evelyn Welch, University of Sussex, Brighton, England.

"Dance in the Temple: Interpretation and Construction of Heritage through a 'Virtual' Site." $140,000

Terrence Braun, London, England; Pinna Indorf, National University of Singapore; Alessandra Iyer, Wolfson College, Oxford, England; John Miksic, National University of Singapore.

"Arte, ciencia y technología en la pintura colonial sudamericana (siglos XVII -XVIII)." $68,500

José Emilio Burucúa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Marta Maier, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Alicia Seldes, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gabriela Siracusano, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"Katharina's Windows." $108,800

Volker Schier, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany; Corine Schleif, Arizona State University, Tempe.

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