Paul Celan Fellowship Program for literary translations

The Paul Celan Fellowship Program of iwm and erste Foundation aims to help overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and reception of scholarly literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century. Therefore, the Paul Celan Fellowships support translations from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East Euro- pean authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic relation to one of the iwm’s research fields is likewise welcomed.

Please note that no applications for works of fiction and poetry are being accepted.

Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three to six months at the iwm between July 2012 and June 2013 to pursue their translation projects while working in residence at the Institute. Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of eur 2,250 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna.

The iwm provides a personal office with internet access, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna. Paul Celan Visiting Fellows participate in the scholarly community and activities of the iwm.

For further details please see: www.iwm.at/Fellowships

Deadline for application is March 25, 2012.