Translation-related grants and awards

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We hope to compile an up-to-date list of grants and awards available for translations of Chinese literature. Check back again soon. And, if you have any suggestions for inclusions, feel free to contact us!


# 1.   

Dear all, I wonder if there are also any grants/awards for translations in foreign languages other than English (ie. French, Italian etc..), from Chinese of course:) Thanks, Ylenia

Ylenia, April 14, 2010, 4:18a.m.

# 2.   

Hi Ylenia,

I'm sure there are some such sources of funding available, but I'm afraid that I, for one, don't know much about them! At this point pretty much everyone here is working exclusively in the English language, and while I'd love to expand our scope to Chinese-to-XXX translation in general, that probably won't happen without a lot more people jumping on board...

The Chinese sources of funding -- the China Book International program, perhaps the Writers Association -- are available for all languages.

Sorry that wasn't more helpful...

Eric Abrahamsen, April 15, 2010, 12:45a.m.

# 3.   

Are you aware of grants (or a source where to find such) for subsidizing translations of novels from English into any of the European languages?

Rainer, March 25, 2011, 3:06p.m.

# 4.   

Translating from English? No, I personally don't know too much about funding in that direction. It seems like most countries' funding programs only provide money for translating their own literature into foreign language…


Eric Abrahamsen, March 26, 2011, 3:09a.m.

# 5.   

For translations into German, try the Deutscher Übersetzerfonds:

Charlotte, November 21, 2011, 2:35a.m.

# 6.   

Hello, I am intersted ib this translation grant programm. Could you be so kind to expalin to me, who can apply for this programm? I mean, is this only English and Chinese translators or al translators can apply for it?

hijran zaidova, February 24, 2013, 10:53a.m.

# 7.   

Hijran -- which program do you mean? I think all the programs listed above are going to have their own particular requirements. You might have to check one by one…

Eric Abrahamsen, February 24, 2013, 11:23a.m.

# 8.   

would you know of any grant for translating a book on Translation Studies from German into English?

Sumedha Desai, July 8, 2013, 1p.m.

# 9.   

May I know if I can contribute in literature translation from Chinese to English here?

Rani Singh, June 7, 2016, 10:29p.m.

# 10.   

I want to translate one great English book into Chinese. how can I get a funding?

Brent, November 28, 2016, 10:42p.m.

# 11.   

Hi Brent, we really only deal with Chinese books being translated into other languages. For funding for translations going the other way, you'll probably have to look outside of China...

Eric Abrahamsen, November 28, 2016, 10:48p.m.

# 12.   

1st poetry translation contest in July 2017. sponsored by Goddard college BFA.

susan, July 16, 2017, 11:09a.m.

# 13.   

Dear Sirs,

I am in the process of translating Chinese versions of Xi Sui Jing into English. Is this the kind of project that you fund?

Thank you,

Kevin Siddons, Ed.D.

Kevin Siddons, September 22, 2017, 2:04p.m.

# 14.   

Hi Kevin,

We don't actually provide funding at all, that's not our role. But sometimes we can help advise on getting funding. Does the book already have a prospective publisher in the US?


Eric Abrahamsen, September 22, 2017, 4:14p.m.

# 15.   

Eric, thanks for responding.

No publisher yet. We are just translating the documents we have and trying to secure additional historical documents.

So far, I’m doing this out of pocket. I can share what we have translated so far if you are interested.


Kevin Siddons, September 22, 2017, 4:46p.m.

# 16.   

Hi Kevin,

I'd be curious to see it, though to be honest I doubt there's a whole lot I can do to help. You can email me at my first name @ this site's domain name.


Eric Abrahamsen, September 22, 2017, 4:55p.m.

# 17.   

As a Bengali literature translator, I want to translate Bengali<>English. So please let me know anything related.

Faruque Omar, October 8, 2022, 11a.m.

# 18.   

Hello, Serbian publishing house Laguna is interested in translation of Journey to the West: The Monkey King. Are there some grants for translation from Chinese to Serbian? Many thanks in advance for your reply. Ivana

Ivana Misirlic, April 13, 2023, 9:16a.m.


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