BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship for Buddhist Studies
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Please pass on the announcement of this important scholarship to
know who might be interested and/or eligible. This may be of
particular interest to graduate students in Indian or Tibetan
BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship for a year of Buddhist Studies at a
This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist
who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian University to
year in a Japanese University, studying and/or carrying out doctoral
Value: $40,000 (Canadian)
Eligibility and Terms
The applicant must be a registered full-time graduate student in a
university or a Canadian citizen studying as a full-time graduate
a university outside of Canada. Visa students in degree programmes in
Canadian universities may apply.
Preference will be given to advanced graduate students preparing to
out doctoral dissertation research, but others at an early stage in
study will also be considered.
Some familiarity with Japanese language is expected but fluency is not
The results of the award will be announced by January 15, 2007. The
of the successful candidate’s stay in Japan will be one year, which may
begin at any time between April l, 2007 and March 2008.
The award will be paid in two installments. This amount should cover
round trip ticket to Japan and a large part of the expenses directly
to study in Japan.
1. A completed application form and three letters of reference are to
be submitted to
Dean of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
2. Transcripts from all university level courses are to be sent
directly to the School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University
3. Three letters of reference. These confidential letters must
accompany the application in separate sealed signed envelopes.
i) One letter must be from the applicant’s supervisor.
ii) Another letter must be from a Japanese scholar based at the
institution where the applicant proposes to study.
iii) Applicants from the University of British Columbia, University of
Calgary, McMaster University, University of Toronto and
University must have a letter from the member of the Selection Committee
representing his or her institution.**
Applications may be obtained from
The Department of Religious Studies
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
or from the website http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/relstud/
**Names of the members of the current Selection Committee may be
from the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University.
requiring assistance in contacting scholars at Japanese institutions may
write to a member of the Selection Committee for advice.
November 1, 2006
Department of Religious Studies
University Hall, Room 104
1280 Main Street West
Phone: 905 525 9140, ext. 23389
Fax: 905 525 8161
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