About the Scholarship

Khyentse Foundation has created this fund for special project grants. This program identifies and supports organizations and individuals working to increase Dharma activity around the world. The Ashoka Grants Committee nominates individuals who are actively engaged in projects related to Buddhism. Ashoka Grants are awarded based on the strength of the proposal, and the scope and needs of the project.


How to Apply?

  • In order to receive this opportunity, all applicants are required to complete all four sections of the application, as well as an appendix that applies to your project.

  • In addition to that, an applicant must provide his/her personal information and organizational information to fill out this application form.

  • An applicant is required to write a 400 words essay about the topic How did your project come about? What inspired you to start on this path? What aspects of your project are you, or your staff, currently working on?


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship funding is 5000 to any number of applicants per academic year.

KF receives Ashoka grants applications twice a year, from January 15 – February 15 and from July 15 – August 15.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must not be requesting funds for a building and construction project.

  • The applicant must be complete the budget and scope of the project should be adequately explained.

  • The applicant must be an active part of Buddhism or Buddhist activities.