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Apply for a children's and young adult book scholarship in the field of literature

The state of Lower Saxony intends to award a scholarship for children's and youth literature in 2024. It is intended to enable freelance authors to work more intensively on a literary work project in High German over a period of up to one year.

The amount of the scholarship can be up to 8,000 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 applications have been submitted to several funding institutions, you as the applicant or grant recipient must inform the Ministry of this and also notify them 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 in digital form:

  • Curriculum vitae without photo
  • List of publications
  • Reading sample of a maximum of 10 manuscript pages
  • 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 immediately with a signature to

Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture,

Unit 32,

Leibnizufer 9,

30169 Hanover.

Incomplete documents or documents not uploaded by the deadline 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


  • You can receive the Children's and Young People's Book Scholarship as an author if you have a connection to Lower Saxony in your project or if your residence or workplace/place of production is in Lower Saxony.
  • The scholarship can only be awarded for a high-level literary project whose texts are still unpublished.
  • A scholarship will not be awarded to you 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 reconsidered after a fundamental revision.
  • In the event of funding, they agree to present the results of the planned project at an event financed by the state's cultural funding as part of the scholarship. You have no entitlement to participate in such an event.

Which documents are required?

  • Curriculum vitae without photo
  • List of publications
  • Reading sample of a maximum of 10 manuscript pages

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application and attachments must be submitted online by 15.01.2024.


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Ministry of Science and Culture


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competent Bodies

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

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