Translation Studies Scholarship

“The great masters, scholars, saints, patrons, kings, and Brahmins of the past traded their lives and their wealth and sometimes even the throne of the state for the sake of the words of the Buddha. It would be so unfortunate to lose even one word.”

 Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


Translation Studies Scholarships

Khyentse Foundation Translation Studies Scholarships support students in advanced degree programs in translation studies and Buddhist philosophy with the express purpose of training Dharma translators for the future. Who is eligible: Students who are enrolled in a program of translation studies or Buddhist philosophy and are on track to become translators or are currently working as translators. Candidates must already have some translation experience and be enrolled in an advanced degree program (MA, PhD, or MPhil). Student translators who do not fulfill these criteria are welcome to apply to the Ashoka Grants or Buddhist Study Scholarship program.


Submissions are accepted between February 1 and March 1, and applicants are notified of the outcome by July 1.


The scholarships vary in size; the maximum amount is US$5,000.


August 2020 – Khyentse Foundation is in the process of moving to an online application platform. The online portal will be open to applicants in late Fall 2020. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions, please contact