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NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY2017

Post Date

August 4th 2015

Application Due Date

December 8th 2015

The system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 8, 2015. The Arts Endowment will not accept late applications.

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The Arts Endowmentмs support of a project may begin any time between November 1, 2016, and November 1, 2017, and extend for up to two years. Applicant Eligibility Individual translators who meet the publication requirements that are listed below are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application" LINK for the documentation that is required to demonstrate eligibility. Ineligible applications will be rejected without panel review. An individual may submit only one application for FY 2017 funding. You may not apply for both a Translation Project under this deadline (December 8, 2015) and a Literature Fellowship (in prose or poetry) under the 2016 deadline (when fellowships in prose are offered). You are not eligible to apply if you have received three or more Fellowships (in poetry, prose, or for translation) from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, you may not apply in Translation if you have received any Arts Endowment Literature Fellowships (in prose or poetry) or Translation Fellowship on or after October 1, 2012 (FY 2013). Finally, you may not apply in Translation with the same project for more than three consecutive years.


  • Award Range:

    $12500 - $25000

Grant Description

The Arts Endowmentмs support of a project may begin any time between November 1, 2016, and November 1, 2017, and extend for up to two years. Grant Program Description Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English. Competition for fellowships is rigorous. Potential applicants should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the national level.

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