Sara Swenson receives the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program award
Sara Swenson (Ph.D. Student), has received the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program award. With this support, Sara Swenson will complete 10 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, interviewing members of newly founded lay and monastic Buddhist volunteer programs. Her project is entitled: "'Sharing Hearts': Buddhism, Social Services, and Privatization in Vietnam." The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies offers an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships provide one-year stipends for PhD candidates to devote full time to preparing dissertations. The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete."