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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 young adult literature in 2024. It is intended to enable freelance authors to work more intensively on a literary project in the High German language 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 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
  • 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

  • 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 you live or work/place of production in Lower Saxony.
  • The scholarship can only be awarded for a high-level literary project whose texts are still unpublished.
  • You will not be awarded a scholarship if you receive regular benefits from third parties (e.g. residency or work grants) or other funding from the country 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.
  • 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 within the framework of the scholarship. There is no entitlement on your part to participate in such an event.

Which documents are required?

  • Curriculum vitae without photo
  • List of publications
  • Excerpt 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.

Appeal

Not possible

Technically approved by

Ministry of Science and Culture

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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