Once a publisher has acquired the translation rights to a work by a German writer, and a contract has been signed between the publisher and a translator, the publisher can apply to the Goethe-Institut for a translation grant. An independent committee will decide on the application and, where appropriate, on the amount of financial support.
Meetings take place at the end of January, April, July and October.
Special arrangements are in place for English-language translation grant applications for titles featured in New Books in German: applications can be submitted at any time of year and are guaranteed a translation grant of at least 50 % in the majority of cases.
Applications should be submitted to the Goethe-Institut in your country. The local Goethe-Institut will then check whether your application is complete and pass it on to the Goethe-Institut's head office in Munich with their comments. The form to be filled out for these applications is available at the following webpage which has much useful information in English:www.goethe.de/kue/lit/prj/uef/enindex.htmContact person in the UK:
50 Princes Gate
London SW7 2PH
Tel: +44 20 7596 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person in North America:
Goethe-Institut New York
72 Spring Street
Tel: +1 212 439 8694
Contact person in the Goethe-Institutís head office:
Dachauer Str. 122
Tel: +49 89 email@example.com