Awards for Students

Deadline for Student Award applications for “Botanical Gardens and the Urban Future”: September 25, 2018

Garden and Landscape Studies sponsors two awards—the Bliss Symposium Award and the Mellon Symposium Award—for currently enrolled graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors wishing to attend the annual spring symposium and the fall colloquium at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C. The awards offer reimbursement up to $500 for the cost of travel to Washington D.C., local accommodation, and other approved expenses related to symposium attendance. Symposium registration fees are waived for award recipients. Successful applicants will be expected to assist with a portion of the conference, such as registration and/or facilitating the discussion periods.

To be eligible to compete for an award, applicants (and recipients) must be currently-enrolled graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors. Preference will be given to students in concentrations relevant to the fields of Garden and Landscape Studies and Urban Landscape Studies, and who live more than 75 miles from Washington, D.C.

Mellon Symposium Award

The awards offer reimbursement up to $500 for the cost of travel to Washington D.C., local accommodation, and other approved expenses related to symposium or colloquium attendance. 

To be eligible to compete for a Mellon Symposium Award, applicants (and recipients) must be currently-enrolled graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors at an accredited university. Candidates should prepare an application consisting of (1) a brief cover letter stating why the conference is of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) one letter of recommendation, which should be from the applicant’s advisor or department chair. Applications are due September 25, 2018 and should be directed to and marked “Mellon Symposium and Colloquium Award" in the subject line. Referees should be instructed to send their letters of recommendation directly to . Recipients of the Awards are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Funds will be disbursed only after the successful applicant has submitted a travel expense form and original receipts.

This award was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more of the the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.

Note: this award is not open to Harvard University students. Harvard students may apply for the Bliss Symposium Award.

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