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  • One-Month Research Awards — Dumbarton Oaks
    we are unable to process inter library loan requests 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 You may want to visit our list of short term housing available in the Washington D C area Recipients are expected to make significant progress in a research project that leads to publication either an article or part of a larger work or achieves some other form of professional enhancement that has been described in the application Reports on the results of the work accomplished during the tenure of the award will be submitted upon completion of the term Resulting publications should acknowledge Dumbarton Oaks and be brought to our attention Conditions 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 Successful applicants are requested to wait two years before making another application for an award Applicants must hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree at the time of application The award period is four consecutive weeks Awards are distributed either by stipend check or in the form of a travel reimbursement upon submission of receipts neither to exceed 3 000 USD U S citizens must provide a copy of an original Social Security card for the disbursement For non U S citizens a U S Social Security number or an International Taxpayer Identification Number ITIN must be obtained in advance of stipend disbursement if that option is selected Please see more information about ITIN application Dumbarton Oaks provides J 1 visas for the month as part of our U S Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program In order to qualify scholars must provide proof of health insurance that fulfills the criteria of the J 1 visa Please be advised that scholars who have been in the United States with J status within the past 12 months may not qualify for a Dumbarton Oaks J 1 visa unless they were in the United States for a total time of less than six months These individuals and all other non U S citizens are strongly urged to check their prospective visa status for the requested research period prior to submitting an application To Apply Please submit an application electronically according to the following deadlines prior to your proposed research visit October 1 for January 15 June 30 award periods March 1 for July 1 December 20 award periods Once you have submitted your application via the online system please also notify the department to which you are applying via email Byzantine Studies Garden and Landscape Studies Pre Columbian Studies Awards will be announced within six weeks of the application deadline If you have any questions please email the Manager of Academic Programs at fellowshipprograms at doaks dot org

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/one-month-research-awards (2016-02-18)
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  • 2016 Summer Internships for Harvard Students — Dumbarton Oaks
    as a part of the Pre Columbian Studies scholarly community at Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Manuscripts on Microfilm The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library holds almost 2 000 microfilm rolls that are reproductions of medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts the originals of which are held in institutions around the world The summer intern will review microfilm from the Istanbul Patriarchate Library conduct limited research on the contents of the manuscripts and enter information in a database that allows researchers to search for specific manuscripts represented within the collection In addition to receiving training in bibliographic description and metadata entry in the content management system the intern will develop deeper knowledge of Greek manuscript studies and research tools The internship requires strong knowledge of Byzantine Greek reading knowledge of French and some knowledge of Greek paleography Reading knowledge of modern Greek preferred Dumbarton Oaks Outreach Media The outreach media intern will pitch storyboard shoot and edit short videos and create outreach materials showcasing Dumbarton Oaks collections programming and community These materials will be distributed online and in the institutional newsletter The intern will also be responsible for surveying the landscape of outreach media made available by other cultural and academic institutions and establishing a plan for future directions that Dumbarton Oaks may take The intern will have the opportunity to gain skills in research reporting and video editing and to build a portfolio of media work that demonstrates these abilities Through interviews and the preparation of newsletter features the intern will gain insight into the activities and organization of diverse departments historic gardens research library photographic archive museum and fellowship program By researching and contributing to scholarly and public programming the intern will be introduced to several aspects of nonprofit management communications and outreach in the stimulating environment of Georgetown and Washington D C This is a great opportunity for a student with video and communication skills who is interested in the workings of cultural and academic institutions Garden Biodiversity Enrichment Dumbarton Oaks is seeking an intern with enthusiasm and aptitude for design and native plants and insects including species identification The intern will be responsible for maintaining a pollinator habitat created in the gardens in the spring of 2016 that features indigenous trees shrubs and forbs as well as collecting and interpreting data In addition the intern will plan and implement a water garden of native aquatic plants similar in design to one drawn by Beatrix Farrand in about 1930 The intern will research other opportunities for improving biodiversity in the gardens including possible collaborations with plant conservation organizations The intern will acquire knowledge of ecological relationships in Piedmont and Coastal Plain habitats with a particular focus on pollinators host plants and native aquatic species and the use of native plants in historic garden design The intern will be supervised by the Director of Gardens and the Director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Public Programming and Outreach The Director s Office is the administrative center of Dumbarton Oaks

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/opportunities-for-students/summer-interns (2016-02-18)
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  • William R. Tyler Fellowships — Dumbarton Oaks
    To Apply Qualified Harvard graduate students may apply through the Dumbarton Oaks online application program In the Embark application please mark the box for Tyler Fellowship An in depth description of projected research travel or field work should be uploaded in the section for optional documents at the end of the application Candidates should request three letters of recommendation two of which should be from professors in their department at Harvard University and one of which should be from their dissertation supervisor Award notifications are made mid to late February FAQ My work does not fall under any of the specified fields Can I still apply We will consider dissertation projects in Pre Columbian early Colonial Mediterranean Byzantine and Garden and Landscape Studies or in related fields as listed in the description Projects that are interdisciplinary or combine elements of two fields are eligible for consideration In that case candidates should choose the online application Embark field that is closest to their research and explain the project s connection to other relevant fields May I submit applications for both a junior fellowship and a Tyler fellowship Applicants may not apply for both a junior and Tyler fellowship in the same application cycle nor can they apply for one after having held the other What is the purpose of the orientation Upon acceptance of the award prospective Tyler Fellows will be required to attend a two day orientation at Dumbarton Oaks in the late spring preceding the beginning of their two year fellowship Travel reimbursement lowest roundtrip economy airfare train fare or mileage up to a maximum of 400 and housing to attend the orientation will be provided by Dumbarton Oaks Although an effort will be made to accommodate prospective Fellows traveling to the orientation the dates will be set by the Fellowship Coordinator with the Dumbarton Oaks institutional calendar in mind and attendance by all prospective Tyler Fellows as a group is mandatory Non attendance of the scheduled orientation will result in forfeiture of the Fellowship The purpose of the orientation is to familiarize prospective Fellows with the mission and resources of Dumbarton Oaks and to initiate contact with the supervisors of their institutional project Prospective Fellows are urged to consult the Dumbarton Oaks website to gain a sense of the institution and its community Reports from Tyler Fellows will be available on the site When will I be required to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks Tyler Fellows are required to be in full residence at Dumbarton Oaks during the entire term or academic year of their contribution to an institutional project which can take the form of a 50 17 5 hours week contribution during the entire year or a 100 35 hours week contribution during one term fall or spring of the academic year Under exceptional circumstances e g when field work cannot be scheduled in the second year Fellows can request approval to fulfill the work and residency requirement in their second year The request must

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/opportunities-for-students/tyler-fellows (2016-02-18)
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  • Bliss Symposium Awards — Dumbarton Oaks
    heading Scholarly Meetings 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 holders of the Bliss Symposium Awards 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 a Bliss Symposium Award applicants and recipients must be currently enrolled graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors at Harvard University Preference will be given to students in concentrations relevant to the programs of study at Dumbarton Oaks Candidates should prepare an application consisting of a brief cover letter stating why the conference is of interest a curriculum vitae and one letter of recommendation which should be from the applicant s advisor or department chair Applications must be received at least four weeks prior to the symposium and should be marked Bliss Awards and directed to the appropriate study program Byzantine doaks org Landscape doaks org Pre Columbian doaks org Referees should be instructed to send their letters of recommendation directly to the appropriate email address above Recipients of the Bliss Symposium Awards are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodation No housing will be available at Dumbarton Oaks during the symposia Funds will be disbursed only after the successful applicant has submitted a travel expense form and original receipts For additional information please contact the relevant study program at Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Byzantine doaks org tel 202 339 6940 Pre Columbian Studies Pre Columbian doaks org tel 202 339 6440 Garden and Landscape Studies Landscape doaks org tel 202 339 6460 Read about the symposium experience of past Bliss award recipients here and here Document Actions

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  • Graduate Research Workshops — Dumbarton Oaks
    will also be given consideration The program funds groups of 4 8 students wishing to travel to Dumbarton Oaks together for a stay of no less than two days and no longer than a week During their stay the students will present their research to members of their own group and meet with Dumbarton Oaks staff curators archivists rare book librarians etc for targeted consultations collection visits or object study Dumbarton Oaks will provide accommodations lunch on weekdays when the Refectory is open meeting space basic A V support and reimbursement of economy roundtrip travel from Boston to Washington D C In rare cases support may also include funding for one invited scholar proposed by the students to attend the entire workshop especially if such attendance will enrich the students discussions in ways that are not readily available in their home institution Arrangements that include invited scholars must be initiated at least six months and preferably a year in advance Applications to hold workshops at Dumbarton Oaks in January March and May July are particularly encouraged Interdisciplinary workshops are also welcome While the program envisages students at the graduate level workshops that include advanced undergraduates will also be considered Interested groups of students should submit a 250 word proposal outlining the nature and purpose of the workshop the names and résumés of student participants and the principal student coordinator The proposals should include at least three possible bands of time when the visits to Dumbarton Oaks could take place Proposals should be sent to Professor Jan Ziolkowski Director Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32 nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 2934 Students are strongly advised to apply at least six months before the envisaged date for the workshop The graduate workshops are primarily conceived as opportunities for the

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/opportunities-for-students/graduate-research-workshops (2016-02-18)
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  • Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy and Diplomacy in America — Dumbarton Oaks
    associated with works of music composed by Igor Stravinsky 1937 1938 and Aaron Copland 1958 and chamber music concerts Located in the nation s capital in close proximity to other cultural institutions embassies and museums Dumbarton Oaks offers a perfect environment for examining contemporary questions related to soft power cultural diplomacy and the role of philanthropy It is a humanities institute but situated in a hotbed of U S and world politics Furthermore it has a history of being a backdrop for diplomacy Dumbarton Oaks was the private residence of Robert Bliss a Harvard graduate class of 1900 during much of his career as a diplomat including his years as U S ambassador to Argentina 1927 1933 Later at the height of World War II 1944 it hosted the Dumbarton Oaks Conversations a series of important diplomatic meetings whose outcome was the 1945 United Nations charter More broadly it took shape as a humanities facility in Georgetown but connected with Harvard University during decades when the power and wealth of the United States were soaring Mildred Bliss showing the Byzantine Collection to L Gard Wiggins Administrative Vice President of Harvard University and Francis H Burr Fellow of Harvard College 1963 75th Anniversary Year Dumbarton Oaks was shaped under the watchful eyes of donors who were born in the Gilded Age and died in the upheaval of the 1960s Now poised to celebrate its 75th anniversary it aspires to serve the humanities as ever but in a radically different twenty first century environment This inaugural winter course forms part of the celebration and service and represents part of the self examination that accompanies any major birthday It will appeal to students with interests in twentieth century cultural and political history and those with an eye to future careers in cultural academic and non profit institutions Application Enrollment is strictly limited to 12 students The course is neither purely academic nor entirely pre professional it is instead a chance for students to gain a deeper understanding of the social political and economic forces behind collecting and the creation and maintenance of cultural institutions As such both students at the beginning of their college career who are interested in exploring new fields as well as advanced students researching thesis topics or contemplating future careers in the cultural humanities and non profit sectors are encouraged to apply I nterested candidates should send a résumé and a one page statement of interest to wintersession doaks org by October 31 2015 Candidates should also arrange for a letter of recommendation by a person familiar with their academic work to be sent to the same email address by the October 31 deadline Incomplete applications may not be considered Successful candidates will be notified by November 15 Cost and Attendance Dumbarton Oaks will reimburse travel costs economy round trip airfare or equivalent up to a maximum of 400 cover course materials and class trips and provide accommodations and weekday lunch for the duration of the course Students will

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/opportunities-for-students/wintersession (2016-02-18)
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  • Access Policy — Dumbarton Oaks
    Oaks property A government issued photo ID with date of birth must be presented at the time a reader s badge is made A valid Dumbarton Oaks badge is required to enter the Library First time library users are required to have an appointment with Security and an orientation with a reference librarian These appointments are scheduled only at 10 00 AM on Mondays and Thursdays except Federal Holidays after the application form is approved A limited number of reserve shelves are available for Readers Please request an assigned shelf when applying for access Reader status Reader status permits a scholar to use the Library during all open hours Reader status is usually granted for five years To qualify Reader applicants must be one of the following Former Dumbarton Oaks Fellow Scholar holding a doctorate in those subjects collected at Dumbarton Oaks or an MA in Landscape Architecture Currently enrolled doctoral student who has satisfied all course requirements and is working on his or her dissertation Spouse or partner of a current Fellow who possesses appropriate academic qualifications in his or her own right Short term Access If an applicant does not meet the normal qualifications for Reader status access for a shorter period may be granted at the librarians discretion Applicants asking for special consideration must supply a letter of reference and demonstrate a strong need for access by providing titles and call numbers of those books at Dumbarton Oaks that cannot be found in other Washington DC libraries such as the Library of Congress Doctoral student not yet writing his or her dissertation Master s candidate who demonstrates a scholarly need to use materials not held in other libraries in the Washington DC area Independent scholars who are preparing a scholarly publication related to one of the subject

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  • General Library Collections — Dumbarton Oaks
    scanned and saved to disk no film or fiche printing is available Byzantine Studies The Byzantine library collection had its formal beginning in 1936 when a reference collection was established with the personal book collection of Mr and Mrs Bliss to support research in Byzantine and medieval studies By 1940 when Dumbarton Oaks was conveyed to Harvard the Byzantine collection had 10 000 volumes including many important works on Byzantine art and archaeology museum catalogs illustrative materials on manuscripts painting mosaic sculpture and the decorative arts and the principal scholarly periodicals in art and archaeology The collection has grown to more than 154 000 volumes with more than 625 current journal subscriptions Microfilms microfiches maps and an offprint file are included Garden and Landscape Studies The garden library collection began with the personal library of Mrs Bliss Holdings now include 28 000 books and pamphlets covering the history of gardens and landscape design The largest emphasis has been on gardens of the Western world especially the United States and Europe but collecting in recent years has included gardens of the Islamic world China Japan Australia and Africa Many of the volumes are located in the Rare Book Collection Pre Columbian Studies The Pre Columbian library collection was founded in 1962 with Robert Woods Bliss s personal collection of books on ancient American art This collection of 2 000 volumes included rare and important works in the fields of Pre Columbian art history anthropology and archaeology The collection has since grown to more than 33 000 volumes covering the Pre Columbian and early colonial cultures of Mexico Central America and South America Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Access Policy General Library Collections Library Staff Rare Book Collection Library Exhibitions New Titles HOLLIS Catalog Manuscripts on Microfilm Database

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