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ACLS Announces the First Cohort of Fellows and Grantees of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

5/21/2014

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the first annual competitions of the new Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

The four competitions–for dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, collaborative research grants, and visiting professorships–received 132 applications from around the world in this inaugural year.

Dissertation Fellowships were awarded to 15 PhD candidates for one year to devote full time to preparing dissertations.

Postdoctoral Fellowships were awarded to three recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree. 

Collaborative Research Grants were awarded to four teams of scholars for projects that relate different Buddhist traditions to each other or that relate scholarship on the broad Buddhist tradition to contemporary concerns in other academic fields.

A Visiting Professorship was awarded to Arizona State University to host an accomplished scholar-teacher in Buddhist studies as visiting professor for one semester or one academic year.

See the 2014 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies Fellows and Grantees here.

“We are proud to support, and to help implement, the vision of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation for developing an international field of Buddhist studies,” noted ACLS President Pauline Yu.  “The strong response to the first call for applications confirms the importance of this program for the field.  ACLS will devote its experience and its full energy to assure the success of future competitions.”

Information about the next competition is available on the program's page. The online application system will open in July 2014.

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