Summer Institute on Buddhism and Science

JULY 17-26

The Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages is pleased to announce a summer institute on the theme Putting the Buddhism/Science Dialogue on a New Footing. Funded through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the program will be held from July 17-26, 2017 in Berkeley, CA. It will bring together twenty leading scholars from the sciences and humanities for ten days of interaction that we believe will have a significant impact on this emerging field. The co-directors are William Waldron, Middlebury College, and Clifford Saron, University of California, Davis. Confirmed participants include Elena Antonova, Francisca Cho, Kalina Christoff, Cortland Dahl, Gaëlle Desbordes, Andrew Dreitcer, John Dunne, Shaun Gallagher, David Germano, Linda Heuman, Laurence Kirmayer, David McMahan, Ken Paller, Claire Petitmengin, David Presti, Catherine Shaddix, Michael Sheehy, and Martijn van Beek.
Please note that attendance at the summer Institute is by invitation only. However, there will be a public panel discussion on the themes of the Institute.

Openings available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

The terms of the grant from the Templeton Foundation allow us to accept into the program a limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students and fellows accepted into the program will receive a stipend of $1,000.
To apply, please submit a CV, a one-page statement explaining your interest in the topic and how it relates to your work, a letter of recommendation, and a 150-word proposal for a Poster that you will present during the Institute. Materials may be submitted via email to
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM PDT, May 24, 2017.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by May 31, 2017.