Application Window for Translation Scholarships Opens Feb. 1

Jan 28th, 2015
The great translator Vairotsana with his disciples Yudra Nyingpo and Pang Mipham Gonpo.

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.

Comments on “Application Window for Translation Scholarships Opens Feb. 1”

  1. I am working as an assisatnt lecturer under the royal university of bhutan as a transaltion and interpretation lecturer. I have taken translation as my elective subject during my three years degree program. I have studied buddhist philosophies during my undergrads and now understand the tibetan language and texts too. Therefore, although i am a translation teacher, but lacks translation knowledge and also somtimes feel bad upon myself. I am looking for translation MA so would your organization will give support to pursue MA in Translation for 2 years. I am looking for outside funding and hoping to get scholarship as i cannot afford to do by myself without adequate budget. So, what is the requirement to get scholarship for this translation MA or training at Nepal.

  2. admin says:

    We do have a special scholarship for translation studies. You can apply twice per year. Details are all on the web site:

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