Funding: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2019-20 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work 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.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowshipstwo-year stipends to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for research, writing, and teaching
  • Research Fellowships: one-year stipends for scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD
  • New Professorships: multi-year grants to colleges and universities to establish or expand teaching in Buddhist studies

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, the citizenship of applicants, or the languages of the final written product. Applications must be submitted in English. Program information and applications are available at www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/.

Deadline for submission of fellowship applications: November 13, 2019.
Deadline for institutional applications for New Professorships: January 8, 2020.

For more information, please email BuddhistStudies@acls.org

Program in Buddhist Studies on Facebook.


The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2018-19 competition year, ACLS awarded over $25 million to nearly 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows’ and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at https://www.acls.org/Fellows-and-Research/Recent-Awardees. We look forward to an equally successful competition year in 2019-20, and we encourage you to circulate this notice to members of your community who may be interested in these fellowship and grant opportunities.

Established in 2005, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation based in Hong Kong. The Foundation’s dual mission is to foster appreciation of Chinese arts and culture to advance global learning and to cultivate deeper understanding of Buddhism in the context of contemporary life. www.rhfamilyfoundation.org.

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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