Robert Y. C. Ho Research Fellowship in Buddhism and Conservation

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Two-year post: 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2012
£27,885 pa (incl London Allowance)

The Courtauld, through the generosity of Robert Y. C. Ho, is offering a fellowship to promote understanding of the philosophical issues at the intersection of Buddhism, art, conservation and archaeology.  This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to undertake a research project on Guru Padmasambhava and his influence in Bhutan and elsewhere, to explore archaeological conservation and management structures and issues in Asia, and to act as Co-ordinator of the Buddhist Art Forum (sponsored by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation) at The Courtauld in spring 2012.

The Fellow will also be awarded the title of Associate Scholar in the Courtauld Research Forum.  Applicants should be fluent in English and Dzongka, have a good knowledge of other Himalayan languages, and have a doctorate in archaeology either completed or nearing completion by October 2010.

Applicants are asked to submit (1) a covering letter explaining the candidate’s specific interest in the Fellowship; (2) a completed application form; (3) two letters of recommendation, including one from the candidate’s supervisor – these can be sent separately; and (4) an equal opportunities monitoring form.  For further details and an application form please visit the Courtauld  website or email or telephone 020 7848 1881.  Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted.  All applicants must complete an application pack.

Closing date: 30 July 2010

Interview date: 16 August 2010