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, joining a global initiative to unlock the wisdom contained within the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, and sharing its treasures with the world.

The next grant round will be open for applications from January 1 to February 28, 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.

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