The Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Centre (THSC) benefits greatly from the unique synergies at Wolfson College. Since its foundation in 2012, it has collaborated with members of the South Asia Research Cluster and the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, and convened two conferences on Tibetan life-writing in conjunction with the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing. Its members engage in the preservation of endangered cultural heritage through teaching and research as well as cultural events open to all College members and to the public.
Student & Event Funding Opportunities
are essential for students and post-doctoral researchers to enable a long-term sustainable engagement with Tibetan and Himalayan cultures at an academic level.
Thanks to the generosity of the Margot and Tom Pritzker Art Collaborative and the Khyentse Foundation, we are able to offer scholarships in the range of £6,500-£13,000 for Master's students. We thank both foundations for their generous support. The application deadline for the Khyentse-Pritzker Scholarships in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies is Friday of week 8 in Michaelmas term. The application form and an information sheet can be downloaded here.
Khyentse-Pritzker Scholarship in Tibetan & Himalayan Studies--Information sheet
Khyentse-Pritzker Scholarship in Tibetan & Himalayan Studies--Application form
We are delighted to announce the creation of a new grant, known as the Anthony Aris Research Award. The awards are designed to support students who encounter significant research expenses, such as long-distance travel for fieldwork in Asia, or costs for essential research materials (e.g., fees for the digitization of Tibetan manuscripts). Students of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies will be able to apply for an award at any point during the year. An application form can be downloaded from the website of the Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Centre at Wolfson College.
The awards are named after Anthony Aris (1946-2015), traveller across Asia, publisher of the most exquisite books on Central Asia and the Himalayas through his publishing house Serindia, and friend and inspirer of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Oxford (https://www.iats.info/2015/
Event grants of up to £500 are available for THSC events organised by students and colleagues and held at Wolfson College. Applications are considered in a gathered field; the application deadline is 30 September of each year.
Funding is essential for students and post-doctoral researchers to enable a long-term sustainable engagement with Tibetan and Himalayan cultures at an academic level. The tuition fees are a challenge for many talented students. To remove this barrier and increase equal access to education, we are working hard to create full scholarships for students in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. We are also aiming to create a post-doctoral fellowship for a young researcher. To support our campaign, please contact Professor Ulrike Roesler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studying Tibetan and Himalayan cultures
Information on the MSt, the MPhil, and the DPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies / Asian and Middle Eastern Studies can be found on the Faculty website. Learn more.