Grants and Awards

Various organizations award grants and prizes for literary translations. Some are for work in progress, and some for books already published; translators can apply for some themselves, while publishers apply for others. Check the websites carefully to see which are available to you.

PEN/Heim (PEN America) offers about a dozen translation grants for work in progress every year.

PEN Presents (English PEN) funds translation samples; translators living anywhere are eligible to apply.

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The University of Iowa maintains a wonderful list of grants and prizes for translators, arranged by source language. Read more here.