Grants and Awards
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ALTA has compiled a list of grants and awards available for the literary translator. For your convenience, many times the the translation language has been listed next to the award or grant. If the the grant or award has a submission date, it has been included on our calendar, which is also a great place to find events or calls for submissions. List of Grants and Awards in a searchable PDF. Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Black Mountain Institute’s Rainmaker Translations

Fundação Biblioteca National: Brazilian Literature Translation Grant

Bronx Council on the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts Grants in Translation

Central and East European Book Project (CEEBP) Grant program

Centre National du Livre Residency Grants for Foreign Translators

Chapter One, Bronx Council on the Arts

DGLB Portuguese Translation Grant

The Donald Keene Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

Eesti Kultuurkapital Estonian Translation Grant

EÜK Straelen Prize for Translation

FILI Finnish Literature Translation Grant

Found in Translation Polish Book Institute

Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature Children’s Book Grant

Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature Translation Grant

Harvill Secker Young Translator’s Prize in association with Waterstone’s

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Grant

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize

Ireland Literature Exchange Translation Grant Program

John Dryden Translation Competition

John Glassco Translation Prize

Jules Chametzky Prize in Literary Translation

The Kentucky Foundation for Women, Artist Enrichment Grant Program

Mira’s List of Grants and Awards (great resource)

National Endowment for the Arts, Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects

PEN’s Online Database of Grants and Awards ($12 yearly subscription fee)

Perewest Scholarship for German or Slavic Literary Translation

The Society of Authors Translation Prizes (Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish)

“Steps” Grants, the S. Fischer Foundation for translators of German literature

Susan Sontag Prize for Translation

Translation Program, the Polish Book Institute

The Times Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation

Welsh Literature Exchange Translation Grants