Mellon Travel Award

Travel grants for graduate and undergraduate juniors and seniors wishing to attend the annual symposium or colloquium in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks


Deadline: March 25, 2018

Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to announce a travel grant for students wishing to attend the annual colloquium in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C.  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 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 Mellon Colloquium Award, applicants (and recipients) must be currently-enrolled graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors. Candidates should prepare an application consisting of (1) a brief cover letter stating why the conference is of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) one letter of recommendation, which should be from the applicant’s advisor or department chair. Applications are due March 25, 2018 and should be directed to and marked “Mellon Travel Award" in the subject line. Referees should be instructed to send their letters of recommendation directly to the appropriate email address above. Recipients of the 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.

This award was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more of the the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.

Note: this award is not open to Harvard University students. Harvard students may apply for the Bliss Award.