The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The deadline for this program has passed. The description below is for information purposes only.
Awardees in the 2022-23 competition will be announced in the spring.
- Stipend: $30,000
- Tenure: 10 consecutive months, initiated by September 30, 2023, devoted full time to the dissertation. No other employment is permitted during the fellowship period.
- Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) System (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9PM Eastern Standard Time, November 16, 2022.
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide stipends to PhD candidates for full time preparation of dissertations. The ten-month fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete.
- Pursuit of the PhD degree at an accredited university.
- Completion by April 15, 2023 of all requirements for the PhD degree except research and writing of the dissertation (the equivalent of ABD in the US system). A successful applicant, before being named a Fellow, must provide confirmation of ABD status or equivalent from a university official).
- The application must be written in English by the applicant.
- There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed or the citizenship/residence of applicants.
- Work proposed must be in the humanities or related social sciences.
Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) System (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9PM Eastern Time, November 16, 2022.
Applications must include:
- A proposal (no more than 5 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 11-point font)
- Up to 2 additional pages of images, musical scores, or other similar supporting non-text materials [Optional]
- A bibliography (no more than 2 pages double-spaced between entries, Times New Roman 11-point font)
- An applicant’s statement (no more than 1 page, single- or double-spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font) describing the intellectual trajectory and experiences that brought the applicant to the current stage of academic career and that motivate plans for the future. ACLS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the fellowship application process. Please use the personal statement to note any relevant information about your personal background and/or ways in which your proposed research addresses issues related to underrepresented minorities.
- Two reference letters submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) System [Optional]
- An institutional Statement from the applicant’s institution (preferably from the applicant’s chair or dean), stating that the applicant will complete all requirements for the PhD except research and writing of the dissertation by April 15, 2023. The person submitting the institutional statement cannot be one of the reference-letter writers. The statement is to be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) System.
- Significance of the topic and its potential contribution to Buddhist Studies.
- Coherence and cogency of presentation.
- Feasibility of the plan of work.
- Potential of the applicant for a career that will make full use of Buddhist Studies expertise.
Questions should be directed to [email protected]. Please read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before making inquiries.