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The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships 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.

New Professorships in Buddhist Studies offers multi-year grants to colleges and universities wishing to establish or expand teaching in Buddhist studies. This new opportunity for seed funding complements other competitions funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

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

Read more about this program.

École française d’Extrême-Orient

This new professorship in the study of medieval Chinese Buddhism, in which the professor will have an affiliation with an EFEO center in East Asia, will add an important new element to the international network of sites that constitute EFEO. The position, continuing a tradition of excellence that extends back to the nineteenth century, will strengthen the worldwide field of Buddhist studies by training postgraduate researchers from both Europe and Asia and by developing scholarly networks among a range of institutions.

University of California, Irvine

This new professorship in a large public university will create synergies in graduate and undergraduate programs as it builds upon existing strengths in East Asian studies and religious studies to offer new curricula. This will be the institution’s first position in Buddhist studies. The position will be affiliated with the university’s growing Program in Religious Studies, a significant development given the large Asian and Asian-American communities in that area of southern California.

Skidmore College
Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York is planning a professorship to augment its existing interdisciplinary Asian studies program and to anchor the newly created Religious Studies Department. The position will respond to the growing interest in Buddhist studies among undergraduates at Skidmore College, enabling them to pursue MA and PhD degrees in the field.

University of New Mexico
The Department of Philosophy is seeking to strengthen its concentration in Asian philosophy with the appointment of a professor of Buddhism. The university plans to introduce the study of Buddhism into a new disciplinary context, training graduate students in Buddhist philosophy.


New Professorships in Buddhist Studies