Translation Grants

To date, 84000 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.

With the overarching aim of preserving Buddhist literary heritage and opening its treasures to the modern world, 84000’s primary activity is the commissioning of new translations. Much study and research goes into the process of translating texts, and yet this dedicated way of life is becoming less financially feasible in our modern world. We have found that awarding grants catalyzes the work of translators and scholars, and together—with the finished products—we can help to revive and maintain traditional Buddhist scholarship and practice before it is too late.


The 2019 translation grant cycle has closed.

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With the help of our 108 founding sponsors and thousands of individual donors, we provide funding to the translators who are working to safeguard these important teachings for future generations.

70000Kangyur pages to be translated
11483Pages translated
21022Pages in translation