Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

As part of a new program in urban landscape studies funded by the Mellon Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks is offering fellowships for historians and designers pursuing advanced research in urban landscape topics, both historic and contemporary.  The program is funded through the Foundation’s initiative in “Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities,” intended to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to the understanding of the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization.

Two fellowships will be offered each fall and spring, and are available to humanities scholars, landscape architects and urban designers.

The Mellon Fellowships are intended to build constructive dialogue between them about the history and future of urban landscapes, encouraging them to bridge the gap between their professional modes of thinking. To foster this interchange, Dumbarton Oaks seeks candidates with a demonstrated capacity for cross-disciplinary work, and encourages collaborative applications from designers and historians working on similar topics or the same city. Field research funds are also available.

Application deadline for the 2015-16 academic year: 010215

Urban landscape initiative

Fellowship terms and applications


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