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Research Grants for Scholars at Risk

Dumbarton Oaks Research Grants for Scholars at Risk Due to the Conflict In Ukraine

Dumbarton Oaks is committed to the support of scholarship around the world. We are offering a limited number of research grants available to those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The grants are open to scholars active in any of the three areas of studies supported by Dumbarton Oaks: Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Eight grants of 5,000 USD each, (minus any applicable taxes), are available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the exhaustion of the available funds.


The research grant is open to all those who hold a PhD and who are or were affiliated to a research or higher education institution in Ukraine. If they are no longer residing in Ukraine, the applicant will need to provide evidence of active academic affiliation. Displaced scholars affiliated with Russian research or higher education institutions can apply if they reside outside Russia and have an active academic affiliation.

Scope and Conditions

The grant may be used to support research in any of the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies), whether by an individual or as part of a joint project. The grants are awarded to individual scholars on the basis of their abilities and qualifications, as well as the significance and value of the project to the field for the specific area of study. Funding is immediately available to the researchers at their current location, provided this is permitted by current legal restrictions, and should be used for within one year from the announcement of the grant award.


Applicants must submit through the Embark application system, which will remain open until the exhaustion of the available funds. Each applicant will be asked to submit:

  • A research statement of up to 1,000 words in length outlining the project, its significance to the field, and the applicant’s relevant needs, resources, and skills
  • A CV that demonstrates teaching and research in one of the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks
  • Proof of academic affiliation
  • Three names of referees that may be contacted to provide support letters if needed

To apply for a grant and upload required documents, please go here.