Henry Ginsburg travel grants

The Henry Ginsburg Fund is open to receive applications for travel grants in connection with the study of Thai Buddhist art and culture for the year 2014/15.

The applicant should be engaged in research related to the development and history of Thai art and literature, including manuscript traditions in Pali and Thai/Tai and other vernaculars used in Thailand. The research should engage primary sources in original languages, including the classical languages of Pali and Sanskrit.

For this grant period, there are two types of grants:

(1) Grants for Thai citizens

These are short term, one-time grants open to Thai citizens for funding to attend conferences, workshops, training, or study tours in Thailand and abroad. The applicant must be a student or faculty of an institute of higher learning or an employee of a government or other institute connected with culture, whether within Thailand or abroad.

The application should state the nature of the project, the purpose of the trip, period of intended travel and other details, and expected benefits. Documentation must include:

  • (1) Current curriculum vitae;
  • (2) Evidence of current educational/occupational status;
  • (3) Copy of passport;
  • (4) If the trip is for a conference or workshop, abstract of paper as submitted;
  • (5) Confirmation from inviting institute that the applicant has been accepted as participant;
  • (6) One (1) letter of recommendation from a supervisor or senior academic in the appropriate field who is familiar with the applicant’s work;
  • (7) Estimate of cost.

The HGF will pay return transportation and a reasonable stipend according to needs.

The funds will be remitted to the applicant upon receipt of (8) proof of visa(s) for intended destination(s).

In the event that the travel cannot be performed, for whatever reason, the funds must be returned to HGF.

(2) Grants for citizens of ASEAN countries

These are short term, one-time grants open to ASEAN citizens to attend conferences, workshops, training, or study tours, primarily in Thailand. The applicant must be a student or faculty of an institute of higher learning or an employee of a government or other institute connected with culture, whether within Thailand or abroad.

The application should state the nature of the project, the purpose of the trip, period of intended travel and other details, and expected benefits. Documentation must include:

  • (1) Current curriculum vitae;
  • (2) Evidence of current educational/occupational status;
  • (3) Copy of passport;
  • (4) If the trip is for a conference or workshop, abstract of paper as submitted;
  • (5) Confirmation from inviting institute that the applicant has been accepted as participant;
  • (6) One (1) letter of recommendation from a supervisor or senior academic in the appropriate field who is familiar with the applicant’s work;
  • (7) Estimate of cost.

The HGF will pay return transportation and a reasonable stipend according to needs.

The funds will be remitted to the applicant upon receipt of (8) proof of visa(s) for intended destination(s).

In the event that the travel cannot be performed, for whatever reason, the funds must be returned to HGF.

Henry Ginsburg Fund Application Form for Travel Grants 2014

Applications should be sent to hgf@tusita.org not later than March 31, 2014

Please note that HGF is newly established and has a limited staff. This may result in delays in communication.