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ACLS News

Meet the 2014 Fellows and Grantees in Buddhist Studies

8/27/2014

Information is now posted on the projects that will be undertaken by awardees in the first annual competitions of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. 

Dissertation fellowships were awarded to PhD candidates from universities in Belgium, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Read more

Three postdoctoral fellows will spend two years in residence at universities in Canada, Japan, and the United States. At their host universities, they will teach courses in Buddhist studies and continue their research and writing. Read more.

Collaborative research grants were awarded to four teams of scholars from institutions in Canada, Mongolia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The teams will conduct research on Buddhist traditions in several world regions, including Myanmar-Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. Read more.

A visiting professorship was awarded to Arizona State University to host Professor Steven Collins from the South Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at University of Chicago. Read more.

“The diversity of Buddhist traditions and research themes represented in the projects awarded in the inaugural year, and the high quality of proposals selected, suggest the beginning of a strong program supporting international scholarship in Buddhist studies,” noted ACLS International Programs Director Andrzej W. Tymowski. “ACLS will continue to encourage and enable outstanding scholarship in Buddhist studies from early career scholars, collaborative teams, and distinguished professors.”

Information about the second competition, now underway, is available here.

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