Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators

The aim of the Paul Celan Fellowship Program is to overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and the reception of scholarly literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century. Therefore, the program supports translations of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic relation to one of the research fields of the IWM is likewise welcomed. Please note that fiction and poetry will not be accepted.

Deadline for Application:
February 28, 2015 (date of receipt)


The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in late spring 2015. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

For the online appliaction form click here:

More information here: call-celan-2015-16.pdf

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