National Endowment for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Translation Projects

National Endowment for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Translation Projects

 

Deadline: 5 December 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts is Seeking Applications for its Translation Projects to support the specific work of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

NEA encourages 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.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $25,000
  • Award Floor: $12,500

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Applicants are not eligible to apply if they have received three or more Fellowships (in poetry, prose, or for translation) from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply if they, alone or in collaboration, have:
    • Published a total of at least 20 pages of translations of creative literature into English in curated digital or print formats such as literary magazines, anthologies, or books; or
    • Published a translation into English of a novel or a volume of at least 20 pages of fiction, poetry, drama, or belles-lettres (creative nonfiction, criticism, and essays); or
    • Had presented or produced by a professional theater company at least one full-length play that you translated into English.

They do not fund

  • Individuals who previously have received three or more Literature Fellowships (in prose or poetry) or Translation Fellowships from the NEA.
  • Individuals who have received any Creative Writing Literature Fellowship (in prose or poetry) from the NEA since December 1, 2013 or any Translation Fellowship from the NEA since December 1, 2015.
  • Applicants applying with the same project for more than three consecutive years.
  • Scholarly writing. (Writers who are engaged in scholarly work may wish to contact the National Endowment for the Humanities.)
  • Work toward academic degrees.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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