Student Awards

Lingyin Buddhist Studies Doctoral Fellowship

Thanks to the generous support of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona establishes two graduate studies fellowships, each worth $10,000, to support two qualified Ph.D. students (not visiting or affiliated students), to complete a major project towards the completion of their degrees. These projects should be related to the Hangzhou Buddhist culture in a broad sense and may include writing a thesis or conducting research which will result in publication, collecting materials, compiling databases, fulfilling an advanced language requirement, etc. Fellowships should not be used for the completion of course work or exams. Upon receiving this fellowship, the recipients will automatically become junior fellows in the Center and have access to the resources provided by the Center. Applicants should be in good standing in the College of Humanities or have been accepted as incoming students during the year which the fellowships will be awarded. In addition to filling out an information sheet, applicants should prepare a two-page statement which outlines the project they plan to complete during the academic year, transcripts from the past two years, a writing sample, and two names of recommenders with contact information to testify to their research abilities. The deadline for submission is February 1 every year and the results will be announced in March. Recipients are allowed to combine this fellowship with other funding sources. If combined with COH support, the amount of award will be roughly equivalent to a 0.50 FTE GAT fellowship for the academic year, during which the awardees should not accept any other employment.  A prospective applicant can receive this fellowship no more than three times. For submission and inquiry, please contact Buddhist-studies@email.arizona.edu.

Lingyin Buddhist Studies Undergraduate Study Abroad Travel Award

Thanks to the generous support of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona establishes ten Undergraduate Study Abroad Travel Awards for students enrolled at the University of Arizona. Each award is $1,000. Awardees will be selected and supervised through the Department of East Asian Studies. The Center for Buddhist Studies will make the announcement of winners every year in May. For details, please contact the Department of East Asian Studies at east-asian-studies@email.arizona.edu.

Lingyin Buddhist Studies Best Graduate Research Paper Award

Thanks to the generous support from Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou China, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona establishes a Buddhist Studies Best Graduate Research Paper Award for graduate students who demonstrate superb research abilities through writing and publishing. Applicants and recipients should be current graduate students enrolled in a graduate program in any college or department at the University of Arizona, rather than visiting or affiliated. The total amount of the award is $5,000, which can be shared if multiple awardees are selected. Applicants must be the primary authors of their works and should submit a polished research paper in English (between 30 to 40 pages double-spaced or between 5,000 to 8,000 words). The subject should be related to the Hangzhou Buddhist Culture or Buddhism in general. Being published, accepted or reviewed for publication in academic journals or edited volumes will be considered strong evidence of excellence, which should be submitted along with the application. A committee will be formed to judge all submissions based on their merit. The deadline is March 1 and the result will be announced by May 1. In addition to the paper and an information sheet, applicants should submit an abstract of 250 words, a short cover letter, evidence of publication or acceptance if available, and CVs to Buddhist-studies@email.arizona.edu

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