Apply for the Lenz Fellowship

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Residential Fellowship for Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values

Q: How do I apply?

A: There is no application form. Applicants are asked to provide a letter not exceeding four single-spaced pages detailing the following:

  1. Proposed project on the theme, Buddhism and American Culture & Values, including timeline and anticipated final product.
  2. Prior education, professional work and accomplishments that lay the foundation for the proposed project.
  3. Applicant’s prior study and/or involvement in meditation or other contemplative practice.
  4. Proposed plan of study while on the Naropa University campus, detailing courses, faculty, centers, etc., with which the applicant wishes to affiliate.
  5. Proposed lecture, teaching, workshop or other professional offering to the campus while in residency.
  6. Budget request, including estimates for travel to/from Boulder, and other sources of funding during the Fellowship residency.

Applicants must include a detailed resume, curriculum vitae or professional biography. In addition, for individuals on sabbatical or other leave from another institution, a letter of support from the applicant’s direct supervisor is required, including a statement about any sources of funding for the proposed leave. Independent scholars, artists and activists should include a letter from a colleague familiar with their work discussing the merits of the proposal.

Applications should be postmarked no later than December 1, 2014, and mailed to:

Lenz Residential Fellowship Program
Office of Academic Affairs
Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

E-mail applications can be sent to . For more information, please contact .