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The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research 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 Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies offer support for research and writing in Buddhist studies for scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD. These fellowships provide scholars time free from teaching and other responsibilities to devote fulltime to research and writing on the project proposed.

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

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Abhishek S. Amar
Abhishek S. Amar|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Hamilton College - Material Buddhism: Archaeology, Context, and Religious Change in Bodhgaya

Shawn Frederick McHale
Shawn Frederick McHale|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, The George Washington University - "Crossing the Mahayana-Theravada Frontier: Vietnamese-Khmer Relations and the Vietnamese Search for 'Original' Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia, 1930-1989"

Alastair Gornall
Alastair Gornall|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Humanities, Singapore University of Technology and Design - Chaos, Order, and Emotion: Pali Textual Culture in Sri Lanka, 1153-1270

Andrew Quintman
Andrew Quintman|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Yale University - Buddhism on the Border: The Formation of Religious Tradition on Tibet's Southern Frontier

Youn-mi Kim
Youn-mi Kim|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History of Art, Ewha Womans University, South Korea - Body, Space and Ritual in Medieval East Asian Buddhism: Exploration of Archeological Finds from the Liao Pagodas (907-1127)

Juliane Schober
Juliane Schober|Abstract

Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious St, Arizona State University - Who belongs to the new Myanmar? Islamophobia and other Buddhist sentiments in the Digital Age

Sara McClintock
Sara McClintock|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religion, Emory University - Transactional Reality, Transactional Truth