In line with Bhutan Nyo Foundation’s objective to foster an enlightened society in Bhutan through promotion and preservation of Bhutan’s traditional religion, its principles and values in practice. Bhutan Heritage Scholarship under the Nyo Initiative for Culture and Heritage is established with funding support from Central European University (CEU) based in Austria and Hungary, and the Association for International Solidarity for Asia known as the ASIA foundation based in Rome, Italy dedicated to preservation and promotion of Himalayan culture and heritage.
This scholarship is expected to benefit at least 10 Bhutanese mid-career professional working in the field of cultural preservation. A memorandum has also been signed with the Department of Culture (DoC) of the Royal Government of Bhutan to offer scholarship support to at least five mid-career officials beginning 2020 academic year to 2030 aimed at building professional expertise in their respective filed of works. It is in recognition of the importance of academic thoughts that has to go with practical skills in the interpretation of cultural heritage required in the professionals working in both tangible and intangible cultures of Bhutan. By 2030 the scholarship initiative is expected to at least support ten deserving and dedicated Bhutanese in the Cultural Heritage Studies.
The program is a fully funded scholarship program where the recipients of the scholarship will study in CEU in vienna, Austria for two years leading to Masters of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies with major in research, policy and management.