Residential Fellowship Support (Short-Term Stays) for Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library Translators
This program is intended to enable translators of volumes for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) to avail themselves of the resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The program will cover the cost of Fellows’ travel to and from Washington, DC; a stipend; accommodations for them and their spouses (as well as children, when feasible) at Dumbarton Oaks; and weekday lunch for them in the Refectory (with the exception of scheduled closures). Although Dumbarton Oaks is unable to provide an office or any secretarial support, DOML Residential Fellows will have access to the Dumbarton Oaks Library and the extensive online resources of Harvard University.
The Dumbarton Oaks Library is particularly strong in Byzantine Greek, but it is also strong in the Latin West up to 1200. The Library has no print resources specifically for Old English, but it offers access to many of the vast online resources available through the Harvard University Library system. Above all, the program would grant Anglo-Saxonist recipients, like Medieval Latinists and Byzantinists, the gift of tranquil time for goal-oriented work.
The ideal length of such a stay would be between one and three months, but consideration will be given to both shorter and longer lengths of time. The residencies are intended to take place during an academic term, which at Dumbarton Oaks runs from early September to the end of the year (fall term), and from early January to May (spring term). Stays may be most advantageous in either the early or the final phases of projects. With sufficient advance notice it may be possible to arrange simultaneous visits to Dumbarton Oaks for translators who are working in collaboration.
The terms of the fellowship support will be comparable to those of other Dumbarton Oaks fellowships, which currently provide a single-term (fall or spring) international Fellow with: a stipend of $14,000 payable in monthly installments; housing (a housing allowance may be offered instead of housing if Dumbarton Oaks is unable to provide accommodations; successful applicants from the greater Washington metropolitan area will not be offered housing); $2,100 (if needed) to assist with the cost of bringing and maintaining dependents to Dumbarton Oaks; a research expense allowance of $500; lunch on weekdays. In addition, Dumbarton Oaks will make a health insurance contribution for fellowship recipients who reside at Dumbarton Oaks for more than seven weeks. (Fellows whose tenure is less than seven weeks must provide proof of health insurance.) Travel expense reimbursement for the lowest available economy airfare, airfare or rail travel (or mileage if less than the equivalent economy airfare), up to a maximum of $1,100 for domestic travel or $1,600 for international travel, may be provided for Fellows if support cannot be obtained from other sources (such as a Fulbright travel grant). Reimbursement of visa fees is also provided for Fellows, but not for dependents.
Fellowships are prorated for appointments shorter than an academic term, at the rate of $3,500 per month (or $1,000 per week). Dumbarton Oaks anticipates that sabbatical salary or funds from other sources may supplement awards. DOML Residential Fellows may hold other grants with the knowledge and permission of both the grantors and Dumbarton Oaks. To apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate and Graduate Education (EUGE!)
The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library is a facing-page series, presenting modern English translations and Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and Old English texts: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/collection.php?cpk=1320
To mark the appearance of the first twenty-five volumes in the series, the editorial boards of the DOML are pleased to announce three separate prizes of $1500, one each for Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and Old English, for the use of DOML volumes in teaching. These prizes are intended to encourage excellence in the use of DOML volumes in teaching, to foster innovation in teaching the languages DOML encompasses, and to draw students to the areas to which DOML is devoted.
The prize is awarded for courses that have been taught, for which either student evaluations or student letters of support are available. The prize requires an application of 1000 words, based on an actual course in which at least one DOML volume has formed an essential part of the syllabus.
Courses described in successful applications need not have involved digital resources. However, if they have used technologies such as course websites, wikis, online commentaries, or digitized manuscripts, maps, images, and the like, the digital resources should have served to enhance students’ encounters with the DOML volumes. Applications emphasizing such digital resources should include submission of examples. If the resources exist on the web, a link within the application will suffice. If they are not readily available on the web, a request may be made for the materials to be placed in a file sharing service.
Applications should be submitted by May 31, 2014 to:
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML)
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007