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Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships

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Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships
Monday, November 1, 2021

About this Fellowship

Offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies.

Junior Fellowships are for degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a Ph.D. or appropriate final degree and will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of a faculty member at their own university. Graduate students who do not have the Ph.D. in hand by the application deadline of November 1 must apply as Junior Fellows. Successful applicants for Junior Fellowships who have the Ph.D. in hand by the beginning of the Fellowship term may be granted the status and stipend of Fellows.

Award Value

Fellowship awards range from stipends of $21,000 for a Junior Fellow to a stipend of $35,000 for a Fellow. Summer fellowships are given a stipend of $300 per week. Housing or a housing stipend is provided, as is a contribution to health insurance and lunch during the week.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral, Postdoctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: June 18, 2020

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