Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection offers One-Month Research Awards of $3,000 to scholars holding the PhD or other relevant terminal degree (e.g., MLA for Garden and Landscape studies applicants) and working on research projects in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, Garden and Landscape studies, or related fields. The awards were established to make the intellectual community as well as the library, rare book, garden, and museum resources of Dumbarton Oaks more widely available to a broader range of scholars for shorter terms and with some flexibility in starting dates. Awards are intended especially for those who might not be able to avail themselves of a longer-term fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks, or scholars in related disciplines who seek greater exposure to our fields of study.
Recipients are invited to use the research facilities at Dumbarton Oaks for the month covered by the award. During the term of the award, lunch on weekdays with other members of the scholarly community is available at a modest cost. Accommodations are not provided.
Applicants who live 75 or more miles from Washington, D.C., will receive preference. Individuals currently affiliated with Dumbarton Oaks are not eligible for the award. Recipients may not combine (or take in immediate succession) these awards with summer or academic year fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks. Recipients of prior fellowships or awards from Dumbarton Oaks are requested to wait two years before making another application for a one-month research award. Applicants must hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree at the time of application. The award period is four consecutive weeks.
Dumbarton Oaks provides J-1 visas for the month, as part of our U.S. Department of State-designated Exchange Visitor Program.