PhD Funding Opportunity: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars Fellowships

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars Fellowships in Buddhist Studies places recent recipients of the PhD in professional positions at host institutions (museums, libraries, and publications) that present and interpret knowledge of Buddhist traditions. The selected Buddhism Public Scholars will use their academic knowledge and professional expertise to bolster the capacity of host institutions in the area of Buddhist art and thought in any tradition and location where Buddhism is practiced.

Call for Proposals for the PEMSEA Program

The UCLA Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia (PEMSEA), a collaborative project among UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation’s Southeast Asia Initiative, is inviting research proposals from graduate students and scholars that focus on climate and anthropogenic change, disaster responses, and interactions (i.e., trade) during

RESOURCE: Database of Religious History

What is the DRH? 

The DRH is a massive, standardized, searchable encyclopedia of the current best scholarly opinion on historical religious traditions and the historical record more generally.

It allows users to instantly gain an overview of the state of scholarly opinion and access powerful, built-in analytic and data visualization tools.

Want to contribute? 

If you are a historian or religious studies expert, you can help make the DRH better. It is a great chance to contribute to an important academic resource. The DRH is actively recruiting experts to fill out entries on East Asian religion. Entries may be written in Chinese OR English.

Benefits of Writing an Entry: Contribute to an international database on world history; Receive a publication credit; Honorarium available while funds last for complete entries finished within 60 days. 

Entry Requirements: Introductory paragraph (approx. 400 words); All quantitative questions answered; As many qualitative comments as possible (no set word count); Approximately 20-40 pdf pages (number will vary based on topic).

Contact Editor: Matthew Hamm (

Editor, Archaeological East Asia: Katrinka Reinhart ( 

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AWARD: Bar Open access in Archaeology Award 2021

Closing date: 30th September 2021

Winner announced: 15th November 2021

BAR Publishing is celebrating the launch of its Open Access publishing programme with a new award worth up to £10,000. The BAR Open Access in Archaeology Award 2021 will consist of the free open access publication of the winning entry. An international panel of independent experts will be looking for the most innovative contribution to the field of archaeology. Panel members: Professor Timothy Darvill, Dr Hatoon al-Fassi, Dr Cat Jarman, Professor Innocent Pikirayi, Professor Claire Smith The award is a contract with BAR for the Open Access publication of the entry chosen by the judging panel. The winning manuscript will be peer-reviewed, copyedited, typeset and proofread. The OA book will be available for free download on the BAR Digital platform, on the BAR website, and on online repositories such as Google Scholar/Google Books, DOAB and OAPEN. A print version will also be available, and the author will receive 10 free print copies. Entrants whose manuscripts are shortlisted will receive support in developing their project further.


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