Members of the Rowell Fund grant recipient

Members of the Rowell Fund grant recipient (for a Stylebook in Tibetan for Tibetan journalists in 2012) the Association of Tibetan Journalists visiting an Indian newspaper’s office.

The Board of Advisors of the Rowell Fund for Tibet has selected seven Tibetan grantees for financial support totaling $44,872 in 2014. The winners were chosen from 66 project proposals with individual grants ranging from $1,800 to $7,500, and will be carried out in Asia and North America.

The Rowell Fund for Tibet was established in memory of the late Galen Rowell and his wife Barbara who died tragically in a plane crash in 2002. Galen Rowell was an internationally known outdoor photographer whose “Rainbow over the Potala Palace” has become an iconic photo for adventure travelers and Tibet supporters. The Rowell Fund for Tibet, established by friends and family of Galen and Barbara, in cooperation with the International Campaign for Tibet, has for 10 years supported Tibetans whose work can make a significant contribution in the fields of visual arts, the environment, media and women’s rights.

“It was very touching to note in reviewing this 11th year of applications that we continue to receive so many meaningful submissions. The Fund seems to have gathered momentum and awareness over the past decade,” said Nicole Rowell Ryan, member of the Rowell Fund Board of Advisors.

The grantees for 2014 are:

  1. Translation of book by Bapa Phuntsok Wangyal, Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre, Dharamsala, India
  2. Publishing a book on Tibetan alphabets, Tibetan Children’s Education Project, Toronto, Canada
  3. Tibet Photo Exhibition, Tibet Museum, Dharamsala, India,
  4. Help to senior citizens in Bylakuppe, Tibet International Corporation, New Jersey, United States,
  5. Publishing of History of Khyung Mo Monastery, Yung Drung Bon Monastic Centre, Solan, India
  6. Tibetan Caligraphy Project, Sarah, Dharamsala, India
  7. Tibetan Oral History Project, Bylakuppe, India

The Advisory Board of the Rowell Fund includes: John Ackerly, David Breashears, Bob and Beth Cushman, John Jancik, Bob Palais, Tony Rowell and Ray and Nicole Rowell Ryan. The Fund is managed by the International Campaign for Tibet. To learn more about Galen and Barbara Rowell and the Rowell Fund for Tibet, please visit www.

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