PhD grant in Buddhist translation, Vienna

The Institute of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna is pleased to invite applications for one PhD grant in Buddhist Translation.

The grant is supported by the Khyentse Foundation as a component of the Buddhist Translation Studies program developed at the University of Vienna under the direction of Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes. The grant will be provided to an outstanding candidate who wishes to write a doctoral dissertation that relates to the translation of Buddhist literature in Tibetan or Sanskrit.

The candidate is expected to have a strong knowledge of Buddhist translation issues and methods as well as a desire to incorporate interdisciplinary methods into his or her research.

The dissertation project must be aimed at providing a significant contribution to Buddhist Translation Studies. The candidate must also be willing to actively participate in contributing to the development of the Buddhist Translation Studies program at the university by participating in relevant workshops and conferences, contributing articles, as well as teaching relevant topics at the department.

Deadline for application: 1st December, 2013

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: Three years Amount: USD 1200 (about EUR 870) per month

To Apply: Send one copy of an academic CV, transcripts of all higher education, Master’s dissertation or equivalent, contact information of two references, and a dissertation project proposal (no more than two pages) to by 1st December 2013. Following the submission, an interview will be scheduled for the candidates either in-person or over the internet, after which time an awardee will be chosen.

Further info can be found here and here.

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