Dharamshala: The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama (GPFDL) is pleased to announce a ninth round of “The Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship” (DLG Scholarship) for the upcoming academic year 2020/21. The program, established in 2011, grants scholarships for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Australia, Europe and the Americas every year for the pursuit of Masters and Doctoral degrees. A scholarship grant of up to USD 10,000 will be awarded to 10 to 18 exceptional candidates as a supplementary bursary.
The DLG Scholarship aims to encourage Tibetan students in a graduate field of study relevant to the times, which has the potential to contribute to the welfare of humanity and the Tibetan people.
The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama was founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 2015 and aims to promote the values to which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is committed, i.e. the promotion of universal human values, religious harmony, Tibetan culture and ecology, and the revival of ancient Indian knowledge. Furthermore, the advancement and welfare of the Tibetan people but also other people in need, irrespective of nationality, religion and origin is an important purpose of GPFDL.
Since the start of the program, approximately USD 2 million have been awarded to around 150 Tibetan students. Recipients of past scholarships have enrolled in American, Canadian, French and German universities pursuing PhD studies in Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Law, and Comparative & International Education and graduate programs specializing in Medicine, Business Administration, Computer Science, International Affairs, Nano Electronic Systems, and Technology & Economics and many others.
Applicants must provide official documentation of their acceptance into a graduate degree program at university or professional school in Australia, Europe or the Americas. They also need to provide proof of their Tibetan heritage. Current recipients who wish to renew their scholarships are required to submit a separate renewal application.
The complete application form, along with all required documents must be submitted online on or before April 30, 2020 (11:59 PM Zurich: GMT+1) via www.dalailamafoundation.ch
All applications will be acknowledged by email. The applications are evaluated by the independent Selection Committee of the Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship program. Selected applicants will be contacted for a Skype or phone interview. The final decisions are communicated by email at approx. end of July 2020.