Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages supports research fellowships for visiting scholars to advance our terminology project. Associate internship opportunities may also be available.

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Contributing Senior Researchers
During the academic calendar year, positions for recent Ph.D.’s in Buddhist Studies with advanced language training in Sanskrit and/or Tibetan may be available for two one-year post-doctoral fellowships (potentially renewable for a second year). Scholars specializing in Tibetan language are expected to have a solid grounding in Sanskrit. Working knowledge of Chinese is also beneficial.  A strong interest in Buddhist philosophical developments is desirable. More…
Research Fellows
Mangalam Research Center Fellows are responsible for advancing the Center’s Buddhist Terminology project, working with Center staff and Senior Scholars in residence. They also teach short courses and workshops for Center staff and students. Fellows may also be called upon to assist in the organization and design of symposia, academic conferences, and intensive workshops at the Center, working under the supervision of the Academic Directors and Senior Research Staff. It is expected that the fellows will continue to carry on their own research programs while in residence. Housing and most meals will be provided.
Research Associates
Research associates will participate in the creation of a database for translation and translation-related research. The research associate internship is demanding, but also offers very unusual opportunities for learning about Buddhist languages, thought, and terminology that make this program an excellent choice for students considering an academic career or career as a translator. Associates will be closely supervised in their work by postdoctoral fellows and will take classes related to their training, including advanced language classes. They will be able to attend symposia held year-round featuring leading Buddhist scholars from around the world, and to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of the University of California, located just two blocks away. Research Associates will also be eligible to take classes in Buddhist meditation, Tibetan yoga, and related teachings at a nearby Buddhist institute at no charge. More…

Although some positions may not be currently available, you may complete an application for future consideration.

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