• Source: Dumbarton Oaks, Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

    Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship and Research Opportunities

    APPLY NOW FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE: DIGITAL SCAN OF U HALL

    TUESDAY APRIL 23 AT 2PM

  • HANBURY ENDOWED LECTURE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Patrick Malone

    DAMS BENEATH THE STREETS: THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE OF BOSTON'S BACK BAY

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Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship and Research Opportunities

Applications are now open for research funding in the 2020-2021 academic year. Residential fellowships enable advanced graduate students and scholars who hold appropriate final degree and/or are established in their fields to spend a summer, term, academic year, or two years pursuing research. Plant Humanities Fellowships provide additional opportunities for digital humanities work on a new initiative with JSTOR and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For those looking for a short residence, One-Month Research Awards are open to holders of relevant final degrees, and Short-Term Predoctoral Residencies to advanced graduate students. Project Grants typically fund archeological fieldwork, documentation of materials at risk of loss, and/or primary research of a specific designed landscape. Finally, graduate students and advanced undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the Bliss Symposium Awards, a travel grant supporting attendance at three annual symposia. (Applications for the Pre-Columbian symposium are due August 1, after which deadlines will be announced for the 2020 Byzantine symposium and Garden and Landscape symposium.) Details below. 

Upcoming Events

2019 Historic Landscapes Institute “Preserving Jefferson’s Gardens and Landscapes”

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

This one-week course uses Monticello and the University of Virginia as outdoor classrooms to study historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field trips and practical working experiences introduce students to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration and historical horticulture. In recognition of generous support from the Harrison Foundation, graduates will be named Harrison Fellows of the Historic Landscape Institute. A fee is charged; application is required. Limited scholarships available for full-time college students or employees of non-profit historic sites.