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PhD scholarships 2024

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies offers two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism.

Deadline for applications: October 25th, 2023
Start of scholarship: Spring, Summer or Autumn 2024
Duration of scholarship: 4 years
Scholarship amount: € 1,200 per month + insurance + support for rent + € 230-460 per year (research allowance) + lump sum for travel + family allowance
Scholarship donor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Graduate School Scholarship Program / GSSP)

The selection process comprises two stages: Applications are sent to the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies in Munich. The program will select promising candidates, who then have to submit their materials to the DAAD. Subsequently the DAAD decides upon the successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will be chosen and informed by March 2024.

The prerequisites for application are non-German citizenship, a Master of Arts degree or equivalent in a relevant field, excellent knowledge of at least one Buddhist source language, outstanding qualifications in the subject, and fluency in English. A basic knowledge of German is also desirable, though not a prerequisite, but, depending on the dissertation project, willingness to learn German/improve German language skills may be expected. Applicants must not have lived in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the submission of their materials to the DAAD, which will most probably take place in December or January, and the last final exam should have taken place no more than six years before this date. In addition, applicants must not have completed a PhD previously.

For more details, please see the PhD scholarships 2024 CfA pdf.