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

The following program summary is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It does not replace the sponsor’s actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the most recent version of the sponsor’s full announcement to verify that the deadline has not changed and to identify the most current program requirements.

About the Program

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.
The Foundation offers five competitions to support research and teaching.

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, or the citizenship/residence of applicants. The final products of research supported may be in any language.  


Varies by program; see the guidelines for detailed eligibility criteria for each program.

Award Amount/Award Period

Dissertation Fellowship: $30,000 for 10 consecutive months.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $55,000 and relocation and health-insurance allowance of $6,000.
Research Fellowship: $70,000 for 9 months.
Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations:  Up to $80,000 for 1 year.
New Professorships in Buddhist Studies: Up to $300,000 to be expended over 4 years. 

Application Deadline

Dissertation Fellowship: November 13, 2019.
Postdoc Fellowship: November 13, 2019.
Research Fellowship: November 13, 2019.
Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations: November 13, 2019.
New Professorships in Buddhist Studies: January 8, 2020. 

Award Type

Research Fellowship

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