Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators, Austria

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 East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and in the field of Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European 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.


The application consists of (in English or German):

* the application form (please download) * a curriculum vitae with a bibliography of translations and other relevant publications * the name of the author and the work to be translated (from the original language) and an explanation for the choice thereof * the exact number of pages * a contract or a letter of intent from a publisher * proof that the translator/publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option for them) * the planned date of publication * information on the program of the publishing house

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