The Emory-Tibet Partnership has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years
due to an outpouring of interest and support from all levels of the university’s
administration, faculty, students and staff. The upcoming visit of His Holiness
the Dalai Lama will bring the Partnership to a new level and raise its profile.
Your support at this timely juncture will make a tremendous difference in securing
the future of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, its collaborative projects, and
Tibetan Buddhist studies at Emory.
Center for Tibetan Studies
A gift of $5 million will establish and name a Center for Tibetan Studies
to serve as the organizational home for the Emory-Tibet Partnership. Up until
now, the Partnership has been supported through temporary funds given by the
university, which are no longer sufficient to cover the range of its burgeoning
programs. Establishing its own center and funding base will ensure that the
work of the Emory-Tibet Partnership continues into the future and enabling
the sustainable expansion of its programs.
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative
A gift of $3 million will fund the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative to develop
and implement a comprehensive science education curriculum for monastics, thereby
helping to realize His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision of introducing
science education as a compulsory component of Tibetan monastic education by
2014. The funds would cover the costs of developing, translating, and producing
course materials, establishing educational labs and procuring equipment, and
sending scientists to teach and train monks and nuns at the monasteries in
India. For more information on this exciting initiative, please visit the Emory-Tibet
Meditation Program for Preventive Health
A gift of $2 million will name and endow the Emory Meditation Program for
Preventive Health. Arising from the positive results of the compassion meditation
study, this program will offer training in compassion meditation back to Emory
faculty, students and staff, as well as nurses, therapists, health care professionals,
and others, for their own benefit and the benefit of all those with whom they
interact. The funds will be used for training instructors, offering courses,
and providing course materials.
Endowed Permanent Chair
A gift of $2 million will name and endow a permanent chair. Permanent Chairs
are academic leaders capable of advancing already excellent departments and
programs into the front ranks both nationally and internationally. Their role
in helping us forge even stronger connections between our teaching and research
cannot be overstated. The income from these permanently invested funds provides
A gift of $1 million will name and endow a professorship. Endowed Professorships
will ensure the university attracts first-rate scholars in the fields of Indo-Tibetan
studies, religion and science, and contemplative studies, ensuring continued
progress and expanding the frontiers of knowledge for the benefit of all. Endowed
Professors raise the profile of the university and attract graduate students,
thereby contributing to research, teaching, and the training of the next generation
of scholars. The income from these permanently invested funds provides for
A gift of $750,000 will name and endow a lecturership. Lecturers impart the
knowledge gained through research, the spirit and excitement of inquiry, and
an understanding of the value of this interdisciplinary work, to our next generation
of scholars, practitioners, and leaders. They thereby enable the Emory-Tibet
Partnership to have both an immediate and long-term positive impact on society.
The income from these permanently invested funds provides for salary and benefits.
An important need at the moment is a full-time Tibetan language instructor.
Graduate Student Scholarships
A gift of $400,000 will endow a scholarship for a PhD student to pursue graduate
work in the field of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan culture, science and religion,
or another field related to the work of the Emory-Tibet partnership.
Tenzin Gyatso Fellowship for Tibetan Students
A gift of $350,000 will endow the Tenzin Gyatso Fellowship. Created when the
position of Presidential Distinguished Professorship was offered to His Holiness
the Dalai Lama, the Tenzin Gyatso Fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for
one Tibetan student to attend any Emory Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional
A similarly sized gift will endow a named scholarship for a second Tibetan
student, who will come to Emory from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD),
in a reciprocal arrangement Emory has reached with IBD, who host students on
Emory’s study abroad program in Dharamsala.
Endowed Visiting Professorships
A gift of $300,000 will endow a Visiting Professorship. Visiting Professors
are distinguished scholars who share their teaching and research with the Emory
community, often leading to meaningful collaborations and significant breakthroughs
down the road.
Student and Research Exchange Scholarships
A gift of $100,000 will endow a named exchange scholarship to send Emory undergraduate
or graduate students to India or Tibet for research in Tibetan studies, or
bring Tibetan students from institutions in India to study at Emory.
Endowed Travel Fund
A gift of $50,000 will establish a named travel fund to provide smaller grants
for short research trips for students and faculty at Emory and Tibetan institutions
of higher learning in India. These trips are crucial to support the exchange
of scholarship made possible by the Emory-Tibet Partnership.
Endowed Lecture Series
A gift of $50,000 will establish a named lecture fund to bring to Emory the
most distinguished Tibetan scholars and western scholars who are engaged in
the study of Tibetan Buddhism and the dialogue between science and spirituality.