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Apply for a Translation Scholarship in the Field of Literature


In 2024, the state of Lower Saxony intends to support translators of literary works in the field of literature through a project-related scholarship. The scholarship is intended to enable the scholarship recipient to work more intensively on a translation and to bring it to publication. The place of production of the funded translation can be freely chosen. The scholarship is intended to promote cultural exchange by translating a High German publication into a foreign language or by translating a foreign-language work into High German.

The amount of the scholarship for translations is up to 7,800 euros.

The funding decision is made by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture. Funding recommendations are drawn up by the Lower Saxony Literature Commission.

If you have submitted applications to several funding institutions, you, as the applicant or grant recipient, must inform the Ministry of this and also inform it immediately of a positive funding decision by another institution. Multiple funding is generally excluded.

Process flow

The application and attachments must be submitted online by 15.01.2024.

The application must be accompanied by the following in digital form:

  • Curriculum vitae without photo
  • List of publications
  • Excerpt of a maximum of 10 manuscript pages
  • Confirmation from the publisher (e.g. contract)
  • The application is only submitted in the online application system when the "Submit application now" button has been pressed.
  • A printout of the online application must be submitted without delay with signature to the

Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture,

Unit 32,

Leibnizufer 9,

30169 Hannover.

Incomplete or not uploaded documents on time will not be accepted.

The above-mentioned attachments to the application will only be accepted in paper form in exceptional cases and after prior clarification with the department.

Who should I contact?

Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture

Requirements

  • The prerequisite for eligibility is a translation activity in the form of a publication that has been proven by a recognised publisher (not self-published and not ZuzahlVerlag). In addition, there should be written confirmation from a recognized publisher for the specific translation project with the essential dates (fee agreements and deadline). If a contract is not available, this is not an exclusion criterion.

The following are eligible for funding:

  • You, if your main place of residence or work is in Lower Saxony and you are translating the foreign-language literature into German or translating the German literature into a foreign language.
  • You as a translator if you translate the works of Lower Saxony authors or literature with a reference to Lower Saxony into a foreign language. In this case, the residential or production location of Lower Saxony is to be regarded as of secondary importance. Furthermore, it is possible for recognised publishers in Lower Saxony to submit an application for a translator.
  • A scholarship will not be awarded if you receive regular benefits from third parties (e.g. residency or work scholarships) or other funding from the state in the field of literature during 2024.
  • Applications for projects that have already been rejected in a previous year can only be considered again after a fundamental revision.

Which documents are required?

  • Curriculum vitae without photo
  • List of publications
  • Excerpt of a maximum of 10 manuscript pages
  • Confirmation from the publisher (e.g. contract)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application and attachments must be submitted online by 15.01.2024.

Appeal

Not possible.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Science and Culture

Author

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competent Bodies


Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
Address: Leibnizufer 9 , 30169 Hannover
Timetable
Telephone: 0511 120-2599
Fax: 0511 120-2601

Data protection information


Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Timetable
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)