Funding opportunities

The following fellowships and scholarships are the most interesting for researchers active in the field of Buddhist studies:

1. The Research Foundation Flanders offers PhD fellowships of 4 years (deadline: January, every year); accessible to all European students              (http://www.fwo.be/Aspirant.aspx)

2. Ghent University offers PhD fellowships of 2 x 2 years ; accessible to both Belgian and foreign students (http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/phd/BOF/DOC/docen.htm) (This call is the only call from the Special Research Fund that is open to all nationalities)

3. The Research Foundation Flanders offers post-doc fellowships of 3 years (deadline: January, every year); accessible to all post-doc, also non-European (http://www.fwo.be/Postdoctoraal-onderzoeker.aspx). Ghent university offers good candidates whose application was not accepted a second chance through funding of its own (http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/postdoc/postdoc.htm)

4. Ghent University has joint PhD scholarships for all PhD, also non-European (deadline usually September 1, every year) (http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/phd/BOF/FJD/jointDoctorate.htm)

5. Ghent University has joint PhD scholarships for candidates of developing countries, among which China (deadline usually mid-March) (http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/phd/BOF/docos.htm)

6. Ghent University can accept China Scholarship Grant holders (humanities are also accepted). Additional funding is possible (http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/phd/BOF/dosChina.htm)

7. Visiting professors and post-doctoral researchers can also apply for funding (1 to 3 months) at Ghent University (http://www.flw.ugent.be/FRF) (incoming stay)

8. Erasmus Mundus programs:

http://www.lotus.ugent.be/index.asp (mainly South-East Asia; some opportunities for Chinese students)

For any additional information or questions, please feel free to contact us.