Dumbarton Oaks Research Grants for Scholars at Risk Due to the Conflict In Ukraine

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Dumbarton Oaks is committed to the support of scholarship around the world. We are offering for the year 2023 a limited number of research grants of 5,000 USD each (minus any applicable taxes) available to those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The grants are open to scholars active in any of the three areas of studies supported by Dumbarton Oaks: Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023.


The research grant is open to all those who hold a PhD and who are or were affiliated to a research or higher education institution in Ukraine. If they are no longer residing in Ukraine, the applicant will need to provide evidence of active academic affiliation in the last three years. Displaced scholars affiliated with Russian research or higher education institutions can apply if they reside outside Russia and have an active academic affiliation in the last three years within or outside Russia.


The grant may be used to support research in any of the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies), whether by an individual or as part of a joint project. The grants are awarded to individual scholars on the basis of their abilities and qualifications, as well as the significance and value of the project to the field for the specific area of study. Funding is immediately available to the researchers at their current location, provided this is permitted by current legal restrictions, and should be used for within one year of the announcement of the grant award.


Applicants must submit through the Embark application system, which will remain open until March 31st, 2023 (11:59 pm, EST). Each applicant will be asked to submit:

  • A research statement of up to 1,000 words in length outlining the project, its significance to the field, and the applicant’s relevant needs, resources, and skills

  • A CV that demonstrates teaching and research in one of the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks

  • Proof of academic affiliation

  • Three names of referees that may be contacted to provide support letters if needed


The Byzantine-Bulgarian Relationship 9-10th. The Specifics of the Byzantine "Realpolitik" Strategy
Kostiantyn Bardola, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Political Instrumentalization of Byzantine History in the Russian Empire, The Soviet Union and the Post-Soviet Space (XIX - XXI Centuries)
Maryna Domanovska, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

The Florentine Union: its Reception in Central and Eastern Europe
Dmytro Hordiienko, M.S. Hrushevs’ky Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography and Source Studies of the National Academy of Sciences

Critique of “Byzance après Byzance”
Cyril Hovorun, University College Stockholm

(Post-)Byzantine Akathistos Cycles and the Natural World: an Ecocritical Interpretation
Nazar Kozak, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Liturgical Textiles and their Role in the Evolution of the Altar Space of a Christian Temple
Yuliia Matvieieva, O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

The Monasteries of Xilurgu and Rusik on Mount Athos and their Relations with the Kiev State of Rus in the Tenth - Thirteenth Centuries
Serhii Shumylo, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Kyivan Christianity in Galicia during the 11th – the Mid-13th Centuries
Myroslav Voloshchuk, Vasyl Stefanyl PreCarpathian National University