24.02.2020

Goethe-Institut > European Residency Programme for Translators of German-language Fiction (Germany)

The Goethe-Institut’s European Translators’ Residency Programme, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, is offering a work grant in Germany to literary translators from abroad.

The purpose of the stay is to devote oneself to a current project in the area of German-language fiction in a quiet, concentrated atmosphere. For this purpose, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. provides a flat on the grounds of its seminar centre Gut Siggen on the Baltic Sea (Schleswig-Holstein). A second living and work space is the residency hall for scholarship-holders of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony in the garden city Dresden-Hellerau. A preference for one of the two locations can be indicated during application.

Gut Siggen:

  • Two scholarships, each for a six- to eight-week stay during the period from June to September 2020, are being offered.

  • The scholarships are endowed with 1500 EUR and include free meals (partly self-catering) and free accomodation in the Seminar Center.

  • Travel expenses will be borne by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S.

  • The stay is aimed at translators who do not mind catering for themselves and prefer quiet work in a remote environment.

Dresden-Hellerau residency hall:

  • Four scholarships, each for a six- to eight-week stay during the period from March through December 2020, are being offered.

  • The scholarship includes a grant of 1500 EUR.

  • The scholarship holder will also receive an additional allowance of 250 EUR for meals.

  • Travel expenses will be borne by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.

This offer is primarily directed at translators of German literature (novels, poetry and essays) who live outside Germany, with preference for contemporary German fiction. At least two large-scale published translations as well as a concluded publication contract for the translation being worked on during your stay are required as preconditions for an application.

Deadline: 6 March 2020

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