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Awards for Students

Due to the present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Dumbarton Oaks is not currently accepting applications for these awards. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our online resources found here.  

Garden and Landscape Studies sponsors two awards—the Bliss Symposium Award and the Mellon Colloquium 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 $600 (up to $1,200 for students traveling from abroad) 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.

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