I would like to announce the following fellowship: Chung-Hwa Institute
Fellowship for Graduate Students. Thank you very much.
Chung-Hwa Institute Fellowship for Graduate Students
The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies is launching a new fellowship
program for graduate students who are working in pre-modern Chinese
Buddhism. This fellowship will be awarded annually to support MA thesis
research, PhD. Dissertation Research and PhD. Dissertation writing.
*I. **Amount of Fellowship:*
*For Master Students:*
* The fellowship will be awarded to students at two stages of
#1. MA requirement completion and research: up to US $3,000
#2. MA thesis writing: up to US $3,000
*For PhD. Students:*
The fellowship will be awarded to students at three stages of research:
#3. Pre-generals reconnaissance research: up to US $4,000
#4. Post-generals dissertation research: up to US $10,000
#5. Dissertation writing: up to US $10,000
The applicant can only apply for one fellowship at a time. Please state
which fellowship you are applying on the Application Form.
*II. **Eligibility for the Fellowship:*
1. Students admitted into a MA program or currently
candidates in Religious Studies, East Asian Studies, or equivalent
departments in the United States, Europe and Australia.
2. Fellowship only goes to those who plan on writing an MA
3. Thesis or dissertation must be written in English.
4. No more than 3 years in the Master degree program and no
5 years in the PhD. degree program.
*III. **Required Documents:*
Application required documents should be sent by e-mail (email@example.com
1. Application form (This form is available
2. Curriculum Vitae: must include a special
section on all
university and external support received during graduate study:
Fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, tuition grants, and
summer support. The statement must also include all university and external
support to which you are currently applying.
3. For MA students: Two recommendation letters
from thesis advisers
(for funding #1 and #2 in Section I above) and a thesis proposal in
1,000-1,500 words (for funding #2 in Section I above).
4. For Ph.D. students: Two recommendation
letters from dissertation
advisers and a sample research paper (for funding #3 and #4 in Section I
above) or an approved dissertation prospectus in 1,500-2,000 words (for
funding #5 in Section I above).
5. The letters of recommendation from scholars
of Chinese Buddhism
must be submitted either by mail or electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The application will not be considered if these are omitted.
6. For all applicants, an original research
paper on the topic of
Chinese Buddhism in 10,000 to 20,000 words must be submitted.
7. The MA thesis or PhD. dissertation
prospectus must provide a
synopsis of the project including title, key words in Chinese and English,
thesis summary, research aim and methodological approach, bibliography
(primary and secondary sources, along with an explanation why these sources
are relevant), research plan, budget (requests for travel grants must
specify the extent of funding available from the home institution),
location of research, and expected date of completion.
*IV. **Deadlines and Procedures:*
Deadline for receipt of application materials should *no later than March
1, 2015*. Applications received after this date may not receive
consideration. Applications will only be considered for projects that begin
on or after March 1 every year. Awards will be decided by Chung-Hwa
Institute of Buddhist Studies Committee. Applicants will be notified of
decisions by May or sooner.
*Acceptance *of grant must be received through email *by July 1, 2015*. The
first half of the grant will be awarded after the acceptance is received.
Arrangements to receive the full amount may be available in special cases.
Change of proposed research topics by grantees must be made known to
Institute of Buddhist Studies. At the end of the one-year award tenure,
grantees are required to submit a *final report* through email *by December
15, 2014*. The other half of the grant will be awarded after the final
report is received.
*V. **Grantee’s Responsibility*
1. After the thesis/dissertation is completed,
the Grantee must
summit 2 printed copies of the work to Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist
2. Any future publication that stems from this
acknowledge funding received from Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies.
*VI. **Contact Information *
24987171 ext. 2357 or 2362
Mailing address: Dharma Drum Mountain
The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies
No. 555, Fagu Rd., Jinshan Dist.
New Taipei City 20842, Taiwan, R.O.C.
with palms joined