The Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies (www.cbs.ugent.be ), located at Ghent University, Belgium, is seeking candidates for doctoral (for those who have obtained a university degree in Europe) and postdoctoral fellowships (for those with a PhD from anywhere in the world). The Centre’s particular strengths are Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhism, broadly defined.
In Belgium, candidates do not apply to the university itself, but instead use the portal of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO; http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/). Funding is generous, covering up to 4 years for doctoral students and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows (with a renewal application possible). Administrative and teaching duties are minimal. Strong applications that are unsuccessful in obtaining FWO funding will also be reviewed by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of Ghent University proper.
The current application cycle has not started yet (it will officially open in late September, with a deadline at the end of December), but we wish to stress the importance of connecting early with us. The application is much longer than many other doctoral or postdoctoral applications, but if you are interested we can and will help you navigate it more efficiently. We therefore strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to contact the director of the Centre, Ann Heirman (firstname.lastname@example.org), as soon as possible.
Lindsey E. DeWitt, PhD
Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Languages and Cultures
Centre for Buddhist Studies
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