佛学研究奖学金

资助希望接受正规佛法教育的人士。

个人修持奖助金

为个人修持提供资助,项目包括闭关、参加公开教授或其它方式。

翻译研究奖学金

提供奖学金,培训藏文和梵文经典译者。

博士研究奖学金

旨在支持目前攻读佛学研究的博士班学生、进行博士学位研究者、或者正在撰写博士论文者。 

阿育王奖助金

资助世界各地的团体和个人,使其透过富有创意和长期计划的方式,弘扬佛法。

教育工作者奖助金

“教师禅修奖学金”资助现任学前班或中小学校的全职教师,增强个人禅修。

奖项

钦哲基金会设立数个奖项,以表扬对佛学研究、翻译、弘扬有杰出贡献的人士。

“工作即修行”奖助金

旨在支持有志习得所需实用技能以利益佛法中心、寺院或僧团的人

申请资助

钦哲基金会资助个人和团体,从事佛法相关的研习、修持和活动。我们也同时与多所著名院校合作,设立奖学金和学术奖项。基金会秉持钦哲传承不分宗派的精神,接受来自世界各地不同佛教传统的人士申请资助,护持对象包括教师、学生、学者、译者、修行者和闭关者。每份申请函均由钦哲仁波切委任的审核委员一同审核,成员来自美国、欧洲、南美和亚洲。

申请表

有意申请者,请详阅以上连结所列申请资格和细节,选择合适的奖助金或奖学金,从这里直接下载申请表。

 

常见问题
问:可否同时申请佛学研究奖学金和个人闭关奖助金?
答: 不可以。您每次只可申请佛学研究奖学金或个人闭关奖助金其中一项。

问:多久可以申请一次奖学金?
答: 如果您未曾获颁过奖学金,可以持续递交申请;但如果您已是得奖者,则必须在资助期结束后才能再次申请。

问:申请额度是否设有上限?
答: 奖学金通常介于500至4,000美元,但您可以申请任何额度的奖学金,我们会根据预算和申请提案来决定是否提高资助额度。

问:如何得悉我是否符合钦哲基金会奖学金或奖助金的申请资格?
答: 钦哲基金会奖学金计划护持佛法的研习和修持。如果您个人目前就读佛学学位课程、修读藏文为了成为译者、或正在参加闭关,则符合申请佛学研究奖学金或个人闭关奖助金。佛学研习或修持以外的提案,例如以个人、社团或院校名义发行佛学翻译作品,则可申请阿育王奖助金。钦哲基金会不资助修缮建筑和增加资产的提案。

问:可否为朝圣申请资助?
答: 钦哲基金会透过个人修持奖助金,支持以朝圣和闭关为目的的旅程。

问:我是否必须付出与钦哲基金会资助对等的金额?
答: 基本上,我们的预算是:钦哲基金会提供的奖学金或奖助金不超过提案、研习或闭关费用的一半。出家僧侣是目前我们全额资助的唯一对象。

问:可否申请钦哲基金会资助,就读尼泊尔自生智佛学院?
答: 我们只为自生智佛学院学生提供翻译研究奖学金。该学院与钦哲基金会合作,也为其他学生提供对等奖学金计划,有志者必须直接向自生智佛学院申请相关资助。

问:奖学金和奖助金的申请何时截止?
答: 佛学研究奖学金和个人修持奖助金的申请日期是一样的,每年两个梯次,分别为12月15日至1月15日及6月15日至7月15日。翻译研究奖学金的申请期由2月1日起到3月1日止,每年开放一次。

问:可否同时申请佛学研究奖学金和翻译研究奖学金?
答: 可以。我们接受个人为单一研习计划同时申请两个奖学金,但只会颁发其中一项。如果您同时获颁两个奖学金,则只会收到其中额度较大的资助。

问:可否以初级译者身份申请翻译研究奖学金?
答: 翻译研究奖学金资助有志成为译者的人,包括修读藏文翻译或高等佛学研究学位。一般而言,我们资助学习藏文,但亦为特别的专案扩大范围,资助其他语言类别。申请人应具备一定翻译经验,并曾于其所属领域担任翻译工作,才能符合翻译研究奖学金的申请资格。

问:如果我就读的院校目前并非钦哲基金会合作院校,我可否申请翻译研究奖学金?
答: 翻译研究奖学金现已向所有院校开放,接受所有正在修读高等佛学研究或翻译研究的学生申请。

Deer Park Institute

 

In 2006, Rinpoche established Deer Park Institute (DPI) in Bir, India, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Rinpoche’s vision to revive ancient Nalanda University’s spirit of open and deep inquiry into Buddhadharma. Students from around the world come to DPI to listen, contemplate, meditate, and experience the teachings. Khyentse Foundation has been funding the operation of Deer Park since its inception and is very glad to witness its rapid growth and its gradual path towards financial independence through donation (dana) from participants and grants from various sources, including the Indian government.

University of California at Berkeley

 

 

 

In 2006, the University of California, Berkeley announced the establishment of the KF Distinguished Professorship in Tibetan Buddhism, thanks to a $1 million endowment from Khyentse Foundation. Learn more about the KF-UC Berkeley collaboration over the years: https://khyentsefoundation.org/focus/focus_july15.html.

 

Eötvös Loránd University

In 2016, Khyentse Foundation made a commitment to fund Buddhist Studies programs at the Institute of East Asian Studies at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. With this funding the university will establish an additional faculty position and offer more courses in Buddhism and Tibetan language to the university’s BA students. The new faculty member will also lead the development of an MA program in Buddhist Studies and coordinate the activities of their newly created Budapest Center of Buddhist Studies.

University of Sydney: KF-UBEF Lectureship

In 2017 Khyentse Foundation celebrated a groundbreaking partnership with the University of Sydney in Australia, establishing a new academic position in Tibetan Buddhist Studies. The lectureship is jointly funded by KF and UBEF (University Buddhist Education Foundation) with support from the Aberbaldie Foundation. Thanks to the KF-UBEF Lectureship and the courses to be offered through it, the University of Sydney now offers the most comprehensive Buddhist Studies program in the Australasian region and in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rangjung Yeshe Institute: Matching Funds Program

In 2016, Khyentse Foundation awarded a grant of $20,000 USD to Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal to support its financial aid program. It is a matching funds program by which Khyentse Foundation matches the contribution from Rangjung Yeshe Institute.

University of Pennsylvania: KF Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies

2016 KF Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies Recipient: Paul McBain

Paul McBain is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies, focusing on comparative Buddhist poetry in Japan and Thailand. He speaks Japanese and Thai and studies Sanskrit and Pali. He is also a student of religion and literary theory. His BA is from Oxford University and his MA is from the University of Chicago. His latest project is on the life and work of Thailand’s most famous poet, Sunthorn Phu.

Tokyo University of Arts: Chinese Artist Studies Restoration Arts in Japan

Han Weimeng received a KF Ashoka Grant for the 2014-2015 academic year at the Tokyo University of Arts. The grant enabled him to complete a Master of Arts course in traditional Japanese painting. His goals were to acquire traditional copying techniques of Japanese murals and to enhance Buddhist art preservation skills.

Pal Ewam Namgon Nunnery School

The Pal Ewam Namgon Nunnery School was established in 2011 to provide free Buddhist and secular modern education to underprivileged or orphaned girls in the remote Himalayan region of Mustang, a district of Nepal. Currently the school is home to 39 nuns from around Nepal. KF contributes to the education of these young women by funding the salaries of several of the school’s teachers.

Mongolian Buddhist Women’s Conference

In 2015, the Mongolian Buddhist Women’s Conference brought together 300 Mongolian Buddhist women who were active in their local communities, both rural and urban, to share their experiences, aspirations, and challenges, to learn from each other, and to establish common goals and cooperation. A Khyentse Foundation grant helped to cover travel assistance and stipends to women from rural areas who otherwise might not have been able to attend, as well as meals and rental of the conference space.

Focus Reentry

Focus Reentry is a mentoring program founded on Buddhist principles that offers free counseling and help in securing resources to meet the immediate needs of offenders who are reentering society. Khyentse Foundation has been supporting Focus Reentry since 2012. A 2014-2015 KF grant helped the organization to serve people in two capacities: Human Needs and Mentor Support.

Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy

Khyentse Foundation supported Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita (Steven Kaboggoza, from Uganda) in his B.A. studies in Buddhist Leadership at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Sarah College

Sahil Kumar received scholarships in 2011 through 2014 to study at Sarah College in Dharamsala. She writes, “I am fully committed to learn Buddhist Philosophy so that I could serve Indian Buddhists. Thanks a lot to Khyentse Foundation for giving me scholarship by which I am learning the Buddhism.”

National Cheng Chi University

Khyentse Foundation currently partners with Buddhist Studies programs at thirteen universities on four continents to encourage excellence in Buddhist scholarship. National Cheng Chi University is one of our partners.

Khmer-Buddhist Education Assistance Program

KF has developed partnership with the Khmer-Buddhist Education Assistance Program (KEAP) in Cambodia to support recovery of the Theravada lineage of the Cambodian sangha through higher education of qualified monks.

Karma Tekchen Yi Ong Ling Retreat Centre

KF helped to support Rene Vejvoda in a three-year retreat at Karma Tekchen Yi Ong Ling Retreat Centre in Germany.

Bodhi Kids

Inside-Out Prison Project

Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International

Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University

Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita

Dr. Chao Tung-Ming, KF Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation

Visiting Professor Program

The Mani Foundation

University of Vienna

International Association for Tibetan Studies

Meditation Camp for Bhutanese Teachers

Rice University

Bhutan Nuns Foundation

KF Prize for Outstanding Translation

KF Scholarship Recipient: Luke Younge

 

 

 

In 2009 with the support of a KF scholarship, Luke Younge completed two summer courses of study at Nitartha Institute in the United States. Luke is bringing a systematic two-year Buddhist studies program to Cape Town and Johannesburg. Read more about his journey here.

Chantaloube Retreat Centre

Siddhartha's School

University of British Columbia

Chilean Dharma student scholarship to RYI

TBRC, Cambridge, MA

University of Hamburg: Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship

In January 2011 with the support of a grant from the Khyentse Foundation, Professor Dorji Wangchuk established the Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship in the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg. The center is devoted to scholarly investigation of Tibetan texts, primarily Buddhist.

University of Peking

Warnum Nuns Retreat

Santi Sena

University of Kelanya, Sri Lanka

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

University of of Edinburgh, Scotland

Fu Dan University, China

Palestinian Dharma student grant

Tovana's Israeli Youth Dharma Project: Meditation for Young Adults in Rehovot

 

 

The project began with a pilot mini-retreat, focused on meditation and introduction to Buddhism. The mini-retreat was partially silent and included introduction to Vipassana meditation, sitting and walking meditation sessions, an introduction to the Buddha-Dharma and inter-personal exercises. The second phase was a ten – week’s course, attended by fourteen participants that took place in a community center in Rehovot.

Patrick Dowd's Bhoti Ethical Education Textbook Project

KF is supporting Patrick Dowd‘s Bhoti Ethical Education Textbook Project in developing a set of textbooks for students in the traditionally Buddhist region of Leh, India.