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Harvard Programs

We provide several opportunities for Harvard students to engage with the collections and community at Dumbarton Oaks


Multiple fellowship opportunities are available for Harvard graduate and recent undergraduate students, including our one- or two-year Tyler Fellowships for graduate research, one-year Humanities Fellowships for early-career humanists, and various post-baccalaureate fellowships.

Summer Internships

Our summer internship program provides nine weeks of excellent work experience on projects that have ranged from video production to garden biodiversity to copyediting.

Short-Term Visits

Opportunities for Harvard students to visit Dumbarton Oaks include funding to travel to one of our annual symposia, weeklong visits for undergraduates doing research using our facilities, graduate workshops connected to our programs of study, and visits for Harvard seminars.

Wintersession Course

Our Wintersession course, “Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy, and Diplomacy in America,” examines the intersection of art collecting, competitive giving, the architecture of power, and theories and practices of gift-giving. Daily seminars are complemented by guest lectures and trips to cultural institutions in Washington, D.C.

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