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Participant name: Richard Salomon
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RQ-50567-11

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Richard G. Salomon (Project Director: November 2010 to December 2014)
Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project

Preparation for publication of transcriptions, translations, and extensive annotations of Gandhari texts documenting the early history of Buddhism. (36 months)

The University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project was constituted in 1996 to publish a collection of Buddhist manuscripts on birch-bark scrolls dating from the first century A.D. They are the oldest extant Buddhist texts and are having a profound effect on the study of Buddhism both in its Indian homeland and in other parts of Asia. At present, seven collections or individual manuscripts of a similar type are being studied by project members, and the results are being published in the project's Gandharan Buddhist Texts series. Six volumes of manuscript studies have been published thus far, with several more in progress. The project also plans to expand its publications with a new series entitled Gandharan Studies, which will include works exploring aspects of Gandharan culture, language, art, archeology, and history that will be of interest to a wider audience.

Project fields:
Asian Languages

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$304,000 (approved)
$303,367 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2014


RZ-50898-08

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Richard G. Salomon (Project Director: November 2007 to June 2012)
Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project

Preparation for publication of scholarly editions--including translations and extensive annotations--of Gandhari texts documenting the early history of Buddhism. (36 months)

The University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project was constituted in 1996 to publish a collection of Buddhist manuscripts on birch-bark scrolls, dating from the first century A.D. They are the oldest extant Buddhist texts, and are having a profound effect on the study of Buddhism in its Indian homeland and other parts of Asia. Many other manuscripts of similar type have since been discovered and are being published in the project's Gandharan Buddhist Texts series. Five volumes have been published, with a sixth now in the press and several more in progress.

Project fields:
Asian Languages

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 8/31/2011


PM-50042-07

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Richard G. Salomon (Project Director: July 2006 to August 2013)
A Dictionary of the Gandhari Language

Preparation of the first dictionary of Gandhari, one of the major languages of early Buddhism spoken in the region of Gandhara (modern northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) between the 300 B.C. and A.D. 300.

The proposal is for the first dictionary of Gandhari, a language of the Middle Indo-Aryan family used in the first few centuries AD in Gandhara (modern northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan). Gandhari was until very recently sparsely documented and studied, but with the discovery in the last decade of large numbers of manuscript texts dating from the first and second centuries AD, it has now been revealed to be one of the major languages of early Buddhism. The dictionary project with be working in close cooperation with the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project (EBMP), which is charged with publishing the new manuscripts. The primary goal of the project will be to create an online dictionary, as an expansion and refinement of the current working version which has already been prepared by EBMP researchers, but a long-term goal will be to also publish a traditional print dictionary.

Project fields:
Asian Languages

Program:
Reference Materials

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + match):
$168,760 (approved)
$162,303 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2007 – 6/30/2010


RZ-50327-05

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Richard G. Salomon (Project Director: October 2004 to June 2009)
British Library/University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscript Project

The renewal of funding for the ongoing British Library/University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project to study and publish the earliest surviving corpus of Buddhist manuscripts in any language. (36 months)

The British Library/University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project was constituted in 1996 in order to study, edit, and publish a unique collection of twenty-nine fragments of Buddhist manuscripts on birch bark scrolls, dating from the first century A.D. These manuscripts, written in the Gandhari language, are both the oldest extant Buddhist manuscripts and the oldest surviving manuscripts in any Indian language. They are destined to have a profound effect on the study of the history of Buddhism in India and the rest of Asia. Since the foundation of the project in 1996 a great deal of additional manuscript material of similar type and importance has come to light, and this material is also being studied by the project. To date, three volumes of studies have been published by the University of Washington Press, and several more are near completion or in progress. The current proposal seeks continued funding for the researchers engaged in studying and publishing this material.

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Project fields:
Nonwestern Religion

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$140,000 (approved)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2005 – 8/31/2008


RZ-20815-02

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Richard G. Salomon (Project Director: September 2001 to September 2006)
Early Buddhist Manuscripts

To support the transcription, translation, and analysis of a group of 1st through 7th-century Buddhist canons and the spread of Buddhism from India into Central Asia and China.

Project fields:
Nonwestern Religion

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$160,000 (approved)
$160,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 8/31/2005


RZ-20413-99

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Richard G. Salomon (Project Director: September 1998 to January 2003)
Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project

The transcription, translation, and analysis of a group of first century A.D. Buddhist manuscripts that promise to provide new information on the formation of Buddhist canons and the spread of Buddhism from India into Central Asia and China.

Project fields:
Nonwestern Religion

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$197,500 (approved)
$197,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1999 – 8/31/2002