Funding for books from Germany

The Goethe Institut guarantees financial support towards the costs of translation into English for any book chosen by the jury by an author writing in Germany in the last five years if an English-language publisher buys the rights.

This page on the Goethe-Institut website gives further information on the process, including details of forthcoming deadlines and decision dates. The page also links to the online application portal. The Goethe-Institut advises people to apply early.

There is further information here on the process, including funding amount and eligibility. Generally, 40%-60% of the total translation fee is covered. There is a maximum payment of 8,000 Euros per book.

If you want to discuss your application before filling the form in, or have any questions, you are very welcome to contact the Goethe Institut employees listed at the following links:

Goethe-Institut London –

Goethe-Institut New York –  

If you are interested in publishing a book not featured in New Books in German, the same application procedure outlined above applies.

NBG jury choices recently published and supported by Goethe- Institut translation funding support

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Books which qualify for Goethe-Institut English translation support

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Annemarie Goodridge

Information Officer
Goethe-Institut London
Tel: +44 20 7596 4021

 North America

Dean Whiteside

Library & Information Project Manager
Goethe-Institut New York
Tel: +1 212 439 8697

Head office

Andreas Schmohl

Translation Funding Officer
Goethe-Institut Munich
Tel: +49 89 15921-852