Coming in March: Support to literary translation projects 2019

Coming in March: Support to literary translation projects 2019

02/02/2018

Indicative timetable

– Publication: 2nd week of March 2018

– Deadline for submitting: 2nd week of May 2018

– Results: End of August, beginning of September 2018

Categories

Depending on the duration, needs, nature and objectives of the projects, applicants will have to choose to apply between two categories of support:

– Category 1 – Two-year projects

This category of projects consists in the translation and promotion of a package of 3 to 10 eligible works of fiction from and into eligible languages over 2 years.

The specific grant for a project in category 1 shall not exceed EUR 100.000 representing no more than 50 % of the eligible costs.

– Category 2 – Framework partnership agreements – FPA (3-years)

This category of projects, with a maximum duration of 3 years, consists in the translation and promotion of a package of 3 to 10 eligible works of fiction from and into eligible languages per year;  In other words FPA holders will have to translate, publish and promote from 9 to 30 books  over the 3-year duration of the FPA.

The specific annual grants awarded under the FPA to support the projects shall not exceed EUR 100,000  per year (or 300 000 over the 3-year duration of the FPA representing no more than 50 % of the eligible costs.

Indicative budget

The indicative total available budget for the co-financing of projects under this scheme (Category 1 and category 2) is estimated at 3.6 Million.

Award criteria

Eligible applicants for both categories will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

1. Relevance (40 points): This criterion evaluates how the project will contribute to transnational circulation and diversity of works of European literature and to improving access to it.

2. Quality of the content and activities (25 points): This criterion evaluates how the project is implemented (quality of the works to be translated, the experience of the staff in charge of the project and working arrangements).

3. Promotion and communication within Europe and beyond (20 points): If the application package contains EUPL winning books, special attention is paid to the good promotion of these.

4. Winners of the European Union Prize for Literature (15 points): Extra points are automatically granted to applications containing eligible EUPL winning books (5 points per book for maximum 3 books amounting to a maximum of 15 ‘automatic points’).