Khyentse Foundation currently partners with Buddhist Studies programs at universities on four continents to encourage excellence in Buddhist scholarship. Our aim is to show respect for students’ good intentions and hard work in their studies.
The award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation is presented every year to an outstanding doctoral candidate with a dissertation in the field of Buddhist studies. The dissertation must be based on original research in the relevant primary language and should significantly advance our understanding of the subject or Buddhist scriptures studied.
The prize is for translations from the main classical languages of Buddhism—Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese—into English. The original text may be a sutra, commentary, treatise, biography, history, liturgy, or practice manual, from any tradition of Buddhism, published within the preceding 2 years.
The Khyentse Foundation Fellowship is KF’s top honor, with a $30,000 award to support the recipient’s continued activity in preserving and promoting the Buddhadharma.