BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship for Buddhist Studies

shayne clarke shayne.clarke at YAHOO.CA
Wed Aug 30 19:08:39 UTC 2006

Dear Colleagues,

Please pass on the announcement of this important scholarship to  
anyone you
know who might be interested and/or eligible. This may be of  
particular interest to graduate students in Indian or Tibetan  
Buddhist Studies.

BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship for a year of Buddhist Studies at a  
Japanese University

This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist  
who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian University to  
spend one
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  
student in
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
             McMaster University
             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
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  L8S 4K1
or from the website

**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.

	Application Deadline

	November 1, 2006


Shayne Clarke
Department of Religious Studies
McMaster University
University Hall, Room 104
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1
Phone: 905 525 9140, ext. 23389
Fax: 905 525 8161

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