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The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies offers an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships provide one-year stipends for PhD candidates to devote full time to preparing dissertations. The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

Read more about this fellowship program.

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Kris L. Anderson
Kris L. Anderson|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley - The Sarvadurgatiparisodhana tantra and the Roots of Tantric Buddhist Funerary Ritual

Kamilla Eva Mojzes
Kamilla Eva Mojzes|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Tibetan Studies, Universität Bonn, Germany - The Fourth Zhwa-dmar-pa Incarnate: A Comprehensive Study of the Life and Works of Chos-grags ye-shes dpal bzang-po (1453 -1524)

Linda Chhath
Linda Chhath|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Languages and Cultures of Asia, Religion, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ethics of Independence: Buddhist Cosmopolitanism in Cambodia, 1953-1970


Doctoral Candidate, Religious Studies, University of Virginia - Buddhist Monasticism in Northeastern Tibet

Jack Meng-Tat Chia
Jack Meng-Tat Chia|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, Cornell University - Diasporic Dharma: Buddhism and Modernity across the South China Sea

Javier Schnake
Javier Schnake|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History Texts and Documents, École Pratique des Hautes Études - Dhamma through Letters: The Vajirasaratthasangaha, a 16th Century Pali Text from Northern Thailand.

Anthony Lovenheim Irwin
Anthony Lovenheim Irwin|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Building Buddhism in Chiang Rai, Thailand: Construction as Religion

Lina Verchery
Lina Verchery|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Buddhist Studies, Harvard University - The Fajie Fojiao Zonghui: Rethinking Monasticism, Moral Selfhood, and Modernity

Shanshan Jia
Shanshan Jia|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Indology, Universität Hamburg, Germany - A Critical Edition of the Last Chapter of the Lankavatarasutra with an Annotated Translation and a Study of the Lankavatarasutra

Wei Wu
Wei Wu|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Religion, Princeton University - Seeking Dharma from Tibet: Indigenization of Tibetan Buddhism in Twentieth Century China

Matthew Don McMullen
Matthew Don McMullen|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley - The Development of Esoteric Buddhist Scholasticism in Early Medieval Japan