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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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Kyle Peter Bond
Kyle Peter Bond|Abstract

Religion, Princeton University - Asceticism, Visions, and Dreams in Early Medieval Japan

William Aidan McGrath
William Aidan McGrath|Abstract

Religious Studies, University of Virginia - The Buddhist Narration of Medicine: The Drangti Corpus in Tibetan Medical and Religious History

Charles George Carstens
Charles George Carstens|Abstract

Committee on the Study of Religion, Religion (Buddhism), Harvard University - Mapping Power: Ordering the Cosmos through the Coronation Ceremonies of Konbaung Burma

Dagmar Schwerk
Dagmar Schwerk|Abstract

Tibetan Studies, Universität Hamburg, Germany - A Timely Message from the Cave: The Mahāmudrā Doctrine in the Intellectual Agenda of the Sixty-Ninth rJe mKhan-po dGe-'dun-rin-chen, 1926-1997

Catherine Dalton
Catherine Dalton|Abstract

Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley - Excavating the Roots of Buddhist Tantra: Buddhajñanapada's Vision of a Tantric Buddhist World

David Kerman Tomlinson
David Kerman Tomlinson|Abstract

Philosophy of Religions, University of Chicago - A Buddhist Critique of Intentionality: Enlightenment and the Nature of Consciousness in Late Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Justin W. Henry
Justin W. Henry|Abstract

History of Religions, University of Chicago - Distant Shores of Dharma: Religious Historiography in Sri Lanka from the Fourteenth Century

Sangseraima Ujeed
Sangseraima Ujeed|Abstract

Oriental Studies: Tibetan Buddhism, University of Oxford - Mapping the Lineages of Tibetan Buddhism: A Study of the "Thob yig gsal ba'i me long" (The Clear Mirror of the Records of Teachings Received) of the Monk Scholar Za-ya Pandita Blo-bzang 'phrin-las, 1642-1715

Alexander O. Hsu
Alexander O. Hsu|Abstract

History of Religions, University of Chicago - Practices of Scriptural Economy: Compiling and Copying a Seventh Century Chinese Buddhist Anthology

Trent Thomas Walker
Trent Thomas Walker|Abstract

Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley - Buddhism Unfolded: Sung Leporello Liturgies from Middle to Modern Cambodia

Jeffrey Theodore Kotyk
Jeffrey Theodore Kotyk|Abstract

Asian Studies, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands - Buddhist Astrology and Star Worship in the Tang Dynasty

Sophia Van Zyle Warshall
Sophia Van Zyle Warshall|Abstract

South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley - Translating the Buddha: Indonesian Reliquaries and the Vimala Uṣṇīṣa Dhāraṇī

Kwi Jeong Lee
Kwi Jeong Lee|Abstract

Religious studies, Princeton University - Remaking the Image: Discourses of Buddhist Icon Worship in Medieval China, ca. 300-850 CE