Khyentse Foundation Ashoka Grants 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.
For those who are seeking ways to preserve and promote the dharma and working to increase dharma activity around the world in innovative and enduring ways, we have the Khyentse Foundation Ashoka Grants, for programs and projects that fall outside the criteria for Buddhist Studies Scholarships, Individual Practice Grants, or other awards.
Khyentse Foundation Ashoka Grants aim to identify and support organizations and individuals working to increase dharma activity around the world. Have you written a Buddhist story for children? Are you translating Buddhist texts into your local language? Do you have a proposal for research on a Buddhist topic? Tell us how your idea will help the dharma flourish. The Ashoka Grants committee considers applications from organizations and individuals who are actively engaged in projects related to Buddhism. The foundation does not accept applications that are for building and construction projects, applications that are incomplete or that do not adequately explain the scope of the project, or applications that have no relevance to Buddhism or Buddhist activity. We are also not accepting applications for film projects at this time.
HOW: Applications are reviewed by the KF Ashoka Grants Committee.
WHEN:KF accepts Ashoka Grant applications twice a year, from January 15 to February 15 and from July 15 – August 15. Applications are due by midnight Eastern Time on the last day of the application period and late submissions will not be accepted.
HOW MUCH: Ashoka Grants are awarded based on the strength of the proposal, and the scope and needs of the project