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. We expect the Buddhism Public Scholars initiative to nurture mutually beneficial partnerships between scholars and hosts that will help disseminate knowledge of Buddhist traditions to broad publics.

Buddhism Public Scholars will:

-Take on substantive, intellectually meaningful responsibilities at cultural institutions
-​Receive compensation equivalent to $60,000, health insurance, and an allowance of $10,000 for relocation, site visits, home office expenses, or professional development
-Begin one-year positions in September 2024, with the option to renew for another 12-months

Host institutions will:

-Benefit from the scholar’s knowledge and professional capacities, including cultural competencies, and strong skills in writing, project management, and problem-solving
​-Guide the scholar’s contributions to ongoing projects or to the design of new ones
-Provide oversight and access to requisite resources
-Encourage and enable networking and mentorship

For more details regarding this award, eligibility, application guidelines, evaluation criteria, participating host institutions, contact, and supporting documents for this application, please visit:

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