NEH Women in Buddhism 2022


NEH Seminars and Institute Program

Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts

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Dates: June 6-July 1, 2022 (Plans should be made to arrive June 5 and depart July 2, 2022)

Format: In Person

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Stipend: $3,450

Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts is a 4-week residential institute program for college and university teachers to take place June 6 to July 1, 2022. The Institute will be offered by the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu. This multidisciplinary program will explore the evolving relational agencies of women from the origins of Buddhism into the modern era and will foster deep and context-rich engagement with key traditions, practices, and primary texts. The program is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate educators addressing issues of diversity at the intersections among religion, gender, power, globalization, and cultural pluralism. Applicants accepted into this program will receive a $3450 stipend to help defray the costs of participation. 

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Click on the Institute Guide for Institute Overview, Institute rationale, and director and speaker bios.                   


Click on the application guide for application info, eligibility, NEH stipend, participant expectations, location, and accomodations.   


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Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

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 The Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

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