Glorisun Foundation-SSHRC Graduate Fellowship 2018-19

Glorisun Foundation-SSHRC Graduate Fellowship 2018-19

Deadline:  November 30, 2017

Summary:  The Glorisun Foundation will offer two fellowships through the Department of Asian Studies for the 2018/19 academic year. Recipients of these fellowships will have the opportunity to participate in a multi-year international and interdisciplinary project, newly sponsored by SSHRC and led by Jinhua Chen (titled: From the Ground Up: East Asian Religions through Multi-Media Sources and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 2016-2023). The fellowship will offer opportunities to participate in research visits to East Asia, and to interact with international scholars and students to develop skills in working with local partners and international peers. Recipients will also receive training on how to identify, document, photograph and transcribe primary source materials. Students will learn to work in diverse multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary environments. Two fellowships are available to students pursuing a PhD, with a $25,000 – $30,000 annual stipend in Years 1 and 2 and a $25,000 Research Assistantship in Years 3 and 4. Furthermore, each recipient will have access to $2,000 – $5,000 per year in additional funds for research expenses.

Fellowship period:

PhD: September 2018 – August 2022


This award is open to graduate students who are either currently based in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau or have been based in one of these areas for at least five of the past ten years.

This award is open to those who apply for and are accepted into the University of British Columbia’s graduate program in Asian Studies at the Doctoral level with a research project focusing on East Asian Buddhism. Applicants must also be accepted to the program through the regular admission process, and meet all eligibility requirements listed at: (note the application deadline of November 30).

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: research potential, English language abilities, experience, and references.

Application Procedure:

Please send the following electronically to by November 30, 2017.

  1. Application form including Research proposal (must relate to East Asian Buddhism) [click here to download the form]
  2. English proficiency (TOEFL minimum score 90; IELTS minimum score 6.5)
  3. A writing sample
  4. Two (2) recommendation letters. These must be sent directly to by the person providing the reference.
  5. CV

All applications will be forwarded to an adjudication committee led by Professor Jinhua Chen.

Adjudication Procedure: The adjudication committee will review all applications, and notify applicants of results by March 2018.