Weiner Family Summer Fellowship


This prize, given in honor of Gelek Rimpoche, supports funding for summer experiential learning and research (limited to travel, research materials, and living expenses) for an undergraduate student studying Buddhist practice. Due to global health concerns we will now accept applications from students hoping to do library research on Buddhist practice without traveling abroad. Preference will be given to a student with strong coursework in religious studies and Asian religions.

For more information contact the chair of the fellowship committee Prof. Jane-Marie Law.


Application deadline is April 15

Complete proposals should include:

  • a description of proposed praxis to be studied
  • one letter of reference from a faculty member
  • a budget

Students should submit proposals to religiousst[at]cornell[dot]edu.

Summary Report

A report summarizing your trip or research should be submitted to religiousst[at]cornell[dot]edu, following your summer travel or research. We also welcome any photos that you have taken while traveling.