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Gardens in the Spring

As a research institute affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks cultivates strong ties through support of class visits and scholarly exchanges; faculty sabbaticals; and a variety of academic programs. Three recent initiatives, in particular, have greatly expanded and enhanced opportunities for Harvard students at Dumbarton Oaks. The Tyler Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2010, provides support over two years to advanced GSAS students in fields relevant to the mission and resources of Dumbarton Oaks, with the aim of contributing to the students’ professional development while assisting with dissertation completion. Paid summer internships, expanded over the past few years and available across many different departments within Dumbarton Oaks (from the Library, Archives, and Museum to Publications and the Gardens) enable Harvard graduate and undergraduate students to contribute to institutional projects and gain valuable work experience and skills, while enjoying the Dumbarton Oaks campus and the resources of the nation’s capital. Bliss awards, unveiled in 2012, provide support for Harvard students traveling to Dumbarton Oaks to attend the annual symposia, which are major annual conferences in the three programs of study at Dumbarton Oaks (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies) as well as occasionally in other areas of scholarship. Through these initiatives and other activities, Dumbarton Oaks contributes to the teaching, research, and professional development of Harvard students and faculty alike.


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