Priority Projects

— Support CKS Library Fund. CKS’s library is the largest free public library outside Phnom Penh. It offers unparalleled educational facilities to Cambodian students and public, as well as to visiting scholars.

Basic Overhead ($30,000 a year).

Acquisition of books, and the on-going training of our Cambodian librarians. ($15,000 per year).

Donate a new computer for our library reading room — regular updating ($1,500).

Connect CKS’s Library to the World Wide Web, with open Wi-Fi access. ($2,000 per year).

— Help to Digitize our library collection— an unending process. ($5,000 contribution).

Sponsor the Translation of Key Books into Khmer. In the absence of books in the Cambodia’s native language, CKS translates and publishes key texts. A donation of $10,000 will defray costs for an average 300 page book and will be acknowledged in the publication. ($10,000 contribution).

Sponsor a Cambodian-American to participate in the resident summer Khmer Language and Cultural Studies Program: ($3,500 each).

Sponsor a Cambodian-American undergraduate to attend our in-country summer Jr. Fellows Program ($3,500 each).

Support the Travel Fund for Cambodian scholars to attend regional conferences: ($10,000).

Sponsor a French or US Doctoral Student’s Research($5,000 each).


— If you wish to leave a donation in memory of Dr. Benny Widyono, please click on the donate screen. Once you put the dollar amount you will be asked for payment. Here you may add a note “Donation in honor of Dr. Benny Widyono”. Thank you.

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The Center for Khmer Studies is recognized in the U.S. as a tax-exempt institution under article 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible.