Khyentse Foundation offers many opportunities for individuals and organizations to apply for grants and scholarships to support their dharma studies, practice, and activities. In the nonsectarian spirit of the Khyentse lineage, we accept applications from Buddhist teachers, students, scholars, translators, practitioners, and retreatants, following all traditions, and from all parts of the world. Each application is reviewed by an international committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Buddhist Studies Scholarships are open to the public and aim to support students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a Buddhist Studies program. Khyentse Foundation scholarships are awarded for one-year terms. Scholarship recipients may apply each year for continuing support for longer-term studies.

Qualifications
KF accepts applications from students or practitioners from all Buddhist traditions. Applications are reviewed by an international selection committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Your application will not be considered if:

  • Your application is not related to Buddhism or Buddhist activity.
  • You have already applied for a scholarship or grant in this round.
  • You are applying for PhD support. PhD candidates should complete the PhD Scholarship application.
  • You are applying for studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) in Nepal. Applicants must apply directly to RYI. KF gives RYI an annual grant to be used for financial aid for ordained sangha, lay students, and work-study participants.

Scholarship award amounts depend on the scope of the proposal. Full funding of proposals is not always possible and partial funding may be offered to some applicants. KF is able to offer scholarships because of the generosity of our donors. Please keep this in mind and request only what you need for your dharma activity.
Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately four months after the deadline.

If this is the first time you are using Submittable to apply for a grant or scholarship, you will need to create a Submittable account. Before you set up your account, please consider the following:

  • Use the best email address for yourself or your project. The email address you use for your Submittable account will be the only address we use to communicate with you about your application. Once you sign up, you will not be able to change your email address.
  • To ensure you receive expected emails, consider adding Submittable to your safelist with your email service provider (https://submittable.help/en/articles/3221476-how-can-i-safelist-notification-emails-from-submittable).

We look forward to reading your application! To get started, click Create Your Account.

Individual Practice Grants are open to the public and aim to support students who wish to practice in a Buddhist tradition. Khyentse Foundation practice grants are awarded for one-year terms. Grant recipients may apply each year for continuing support to fund longer-term retreats.

Qualifications
KF accepts applications from students or practitioners from all Buddhist traditions. Applications are reviewed by an international selection committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Your application will not be considered if:

  • Your application is not related to Buddhism or Buddhist activity.
  • You have already applied for a scholarship or grant in this round.

Grant award amounts depend on the scope of the proposal. Full funding of proposals is not always possible, and partial funding may be offered to some applicants. KF is able to offer practice grants because of the generosity of our donors. Please keep this in mind and request only what you need.
Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately four months after the deadline.

If this is the first time you are using Submittable to apply for a grant or scholarship, you will need to create a Submittable account. Before you set up your account, please consider the following:

  • Use the best email address for yourself or your project. The email address you use for your Submittable account will be the only address we use to communicate with you about your application. Once you sign up, you will not be able to change your email address.
  • To ensure you receive expected emails, consider adding Submittable to your safelist with your email service provider (https://submittable.help/en/articles/3221476-how-can-i-safelist-notification-emails-from-submittable).

We look forward to reading your application! To get started, click Create Your Account.

PhD Scholarships support individuals who are currently enrolled in a PhD program, doing research for their PhD degree, or working on their doctoral dissertation. Khyentse Foundation scholarships are awarded for one-year terms. Scholarship recipients may apply each year for continuing support to fund longer-term studies.

Qualifications
KF accepts applications from scholars who are currently enrolled in coursework, doing PhD research, or in the final stages of their PhD dissertation. The maximum award is $5,000 per year. Applications are reviewed by an international selection committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Your application will not be considered if:

  • Your application is not related to Buddhism or Buddhist activity.
  • You do not meet the requirements of the PhD program, or your application is incomplete.

PhD Scholarship applications must include:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Two-page summary of your PhD thesis
  • Most recent academic transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from your mentor or academic advisor

The amount of each scholarship awarded depends on the scope of the proposal. Full funding of proposals is not always possible, and partial funding may be offered to some applications. KF is able to offer scholarships because of the great generosity of our donors. Please keep this in mind and request only what you need for your dharma activity.
Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately four months after the deadline.

If this is the first time you are using Submittable to apply for a grant or scholarship, you will need to create a Submittable account. Before you set up your account, please consider the following:

  • Use the best email address for yourself or your project. The email address you use for your Submittable account will be the only address we use to communicate with you about your application. Once you sign up, you will not be able to change your email address.
  • To ensure you receive expected emails, consider adding Submittable to your safelist with your email service provider (https://submittable.help/en/articles/3221476-how-can-i-safelist-notification-emails-from-submittable).

We look forward to reading your application! To get started, click Create Your Account.

Work as Practice Scholarships are open to the public and aim to support people who wish to acquire the practical skills they need, such as accounting or management, to benefit a dharma center, monastery, or sangha. These grants are intended to help the sustainability of a dharma community, and applicants should plan to use their new skills for that purpose. Khyentse Foundation Work as Practice Scholarships are awarded for one-year terms. Scholarship recipients may apply each year for continuing support to fund longer-term plans.

Qualifications
KF accepts applications from students or practitioners from all Buddhist traditions. Applications are reviewed by an international selection committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Your application will not be considered if:

  • Your application is not related to Buddhism or Buddhist activity.
  • You have already applied for a scholarship or grant in this round.
  • Your proposed plan does not benefit a dharma center, monastery, or sangha.

Grant award amounts depend on the scope of the proposal. Full funding of proposals is not always possible, and partial funding may be offered to some applicants. KF is able to offer grants because of the generosity of our donors. Please keep this in mind and request only what you need.
Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately four months after the deadline.

If this is the first time you are using Submittable to apply for a grant or scholarship, you will need to create a Submittable account. Before you set up your account, please consider the following:

  • Use the best email address for yourself or your project. The email address you use for your Submittable account will be the only address we use to communicate with you about your application. Once you sign up, you will not be able to change your email address.
  • To ensure you receive expected emails, consider adding Submittable to your safelist with your email service provider (https://submittable.help/en/articles/3221476-how-can-i-safelist-notification-emails-from-submittable).

We look forward to reading your application! To get started, click Create Your Account.