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.
Fields of study: Literature
Location: Any accredited college or University in the United States
Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you, 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.
-Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
Duration: 1 year
Award: The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
Deadline: January 3, 2013
Apply: Please visit the page for more information on application process: http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/LitTranslation/index.html
Application: Click here to access online application: (http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/LitTranslation/how.html)