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

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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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  • 2016
Benjamin Brose
Benjamin Brose|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, Religious Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Embodying Xuanzang: A Medieval Monk in the Modern Imagination

Lei Kuan Rongdao Lai
Lei Kuan Rongdao Lai|Abstract

Assistant Professor, School of Religion, Religious Studies, University of Southern California - Transnational Lineage Networks in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Erik W Davis
Erik W Davis|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, History of Religions, Macalester College - Past Lives Present, Tense: Past-Life Memories in Contemporary Cambodian Society

Samuel René Thévoz
Samuel René Thévoz|Abstract

Fellow, Humanities, Arts/Humanities, French literature, Swiss National Science Foundation - The Modern Lives of the Buddha. Theater and Global Buddhism

Rupert Gethin
Rupert Gethin|Abstract

Professor, Religion and Theology, Buddhist studies, University of Bristol - Mapping the Buddha's Mind: a Study of Buddhist Systematic Thought in the Abhidharma of the Theravada, Sarvastivada, and Yogacara Schools

Stuart H. Young
Stuart H. Young|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Religion, Bucknell University - The Fabric of Monasticism: Buddhism and Silk Culture in Premodern China

Jowita Kramer
Jowita Kramer|Abstract

Senior Fellow, Institute for Indology and Tibetology, Indology, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany - Sthiramati as a Commentator of Mahayana Sutras: A Comparative Investigation of the Aksayamatinirdesatika and the Kasyapaparivartatika