84000’s primary activity is the commissioning of new translations, and to date it has awarded over 100 grants to translation teams around the world, allowing translators and scholars to work on this canonical literature full-time, and helping to make our vision a reality within 100 years.
Our grants catalyze the work of translators and scholars, so that together we can help to revive traditional Buddhist scholarship and practice before it is too late.
As an 84000 translator, you will receive project-specific support from our experienced editorial team, get access to our state-of-the-art Translators’ Tools site, and join a global initiative to unlock the wisdom contained within the Tibetan Buddhist canon, sharing its treasures with the world.
The current grants round is open for applications from June 1 to July 31, 2022
We encourage all applicants to familiarize themselves with the following grant documentation before applying. Updated documentation will be available just before the start of each new grant round.
- [G1] An Overview of 84000 Translation and Grants Policies
- [G2] 84000 Suggested source texts for translation – Updated June 2022
- [G3] 84000 Grants Application Form and Guidance
- [G4] 84000 Guidelines for Translators
- [G5] Text Critical Guidelines for 84000 Translators
- [G6] 84000 Guidelines – Checklist
Annual schedule for grant applications:
In the grants round open for applications from January 1 to February 28, the Grants Committee will consider applications for projects starting from July 1 the same year, and applicants will receive replies by May 15.
In the grants round open for applications from June 1 to July 31, the Grants Committee will consider applications for projects starting from January 1 the following year, and applicants will receive replies by October 15.
For grant-related inquiries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.