Graduate Funding Information Service

October 5, 2021

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021, 6 p.m. Pacific Time

  • For PhD students
  • Topic in humanities or social sciences with significance to Buddhist studies
  • Stipend of $30,000
  • Students in any location, of any nationality, welcome to apply
  • Scholars from Asian universities and monastic institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

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, 2022 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.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.