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. Recipients of Translation Studies Scholarships are 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 have some translation experience and be enrolled in an advanced degree program (MA, MPhil, or PhD). Students of translation who do not fulfill these criteria may apply for a Buddhist Studies Scholarship.

Translation Studies Scholarship requirements:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Translation sample including a copy of the original text in the original language
  • Most recent academic transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from your mentor or academic advisor



Applications are reviewed by an international selection committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.


Submissions are accepted once a year, from February 1 to March 1. Applications are due by midnight Eastern Time on the last day of the application period and late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified by July 1.


Maximum scholarship amount is US$5,000.