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Fellowship Opportunities

Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies.

2014/15 Fellows

Junior Fellowships are for degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD or appropriate final degree and will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of a faculty member at their own university. Graduate students who do not have the PhD in hand by the application deadline of November 1 must apply as Junior Fellows. Successful applicants for Junior Fellowships who have the PhD in hand by the beginning of the Fellowship term may be granted the status and stipend of Fellows. 

Fellowships are for scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree or have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research.

Summer Fellowships are for Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Scholars on any level of advancement beyond the first year of graduate (post-baccalaureate) study. 

Tyler Fellowships are two-year fellowships designed for Harvard graduate students who have completed all departmental requirements for the PhD before the application deadline. Tyler Fellowships are governed by unique terms. You may learn more about the Tyler Fellowship, and its terms, here.

Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies are offered by the Garden and Landscape Studies program, and are intended for scholars and designers to pursue research on the history and current conditions of urban landscapes. Mellon Fellowships are governed by unique terms. You may learn more about the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies here, and fellowship terms here.  

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Important Dates for Fellowships and Grants

February 1: Mellon Fellowship applications due

March 1: One-Month Research Stipend applications due (for visits commencing June 1 or later)

Early March: Fellowship applicants notified (from previous year’s applications)

June 1: Project Grant reports and receipts due (from previous year’s awards)

June 1: One-Month Research Stipend applications due (for visits commencing September 1 or later)

By October 1: Project Grant applicants contact Director of Studies to discuss project

October 1: One-Month Research Stipend applications due (for visits commencing January 1 or later)

November 1: Fellowship applications due