The great translator Vairotsana with his disciples Yudra Nyingpo and Pang Mipham Gonpo.

Working in partnership with 84000, Khyentse Foundation has developed a dedicated scholarship for translators in training. The KF Translation Studies Scholarship supports students in advanced degree programs in translation studies and Buddhist philosophy with the express purpose of training the translators of 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 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 for KF Ashoka Grants or KF Buddhist Study Scholarships during the next round of applications in June and July, respectively.

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

Where: Students may apply from any accredited university worldwide.

How: Applicants can download a form from the KF website. Along with the form, applicants are requested to submit academic transcripts, an academic letter of recommendation, proof of enrollment, a sample translation, a budget proposal, and a 400-word essay. Completed applications should be sent to

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