BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship for Buddhist Studies at a Japanese University

Shayne Clarke clarsha at MCMASTER.CA
Wed Jun 2 16:08:50 EDT 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Please help us to publicise this year's BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship competition.  Please distribute this information widely.  Note in particular the eligibility: Canadian citizens *studying anywhere* are eligible; students of *any nationality* studying at a Canadian university are eligible. 


Shayne Clarke


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


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

This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist Studies who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian University to spend one year in a Japanese University, studying and/or carrying out doctoral research.

Value: $40,000 (Canadian)

Eligibility and Terms

The applicant must be a registered full-time graduate student in a Canadian 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 carry out doctoral dissertation research, but others at an early stage in their study will also be considered.

Some familiarity with Japanese language is expected but fluency is not required.

The results of the award will be announced by January 15, 2011. The term of the successful candidate's stay in Japan will be one year, which may begin at any time between April 1, 2011 and March 2012.

The award will be paid in two instalments. This amount should cover one round trip ticket to Japan and a large part of the expenses directly related 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 Japanese institution where the applicant proposes to study.

iii) Applicants from the University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, McMaster University, University of Toronto and McGill 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 obtained from the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University. Applicants requiring assistance in contacting scholars at Japanese institutions may write to a member of the Selection Committee for advice.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2010

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