An individual may submit only one application for FY 2019 funding.
You may not apply for both a Translation Project under this deadline (December 5, 2017) and a Literature Fellowship (in prose or poetry) under the 2018 deadline (when fellowships in prose are offered).
The Arts Endowment’s
support of a project may begin any time between November 1, 2018, and November 1, 2019, and extend for up to two years.
Program Description Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.
We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation.
All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English.
The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value.
Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English.
Competition for fellowships is rigorous.
Potential applicants should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the national level.