Grants

Next application deadlines

Sample Translation Grants: 15 September 2017

Publishers, agents, translators and authors abroad, as well as in Iceland, may apply to the Icelandic Literature Center for sample translations grants of Icelandic literature into foreign languages.The sample should be send to the Icelandic Literature Center before the evaluation. Application deadline is annually on 15 February and 15 September. Application forms are available online, four weeks before the deadline, and are being processed within 6 weeks.

Nordic translations: 15 September 2017

The Icelandic Literature Center awards grants on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers' to cover translation expenses for works which have been published in Iceland and translated from Icelandic into other Nordic languages. Application deadlines:  15 February and 15 September. The application form is available here as an online application 4 weeks before the next application date.

Translation grants from Icelandic: 15 September 2017

The aim of the fund is to promote Icelandic literature abroad. Grants are available for literature (prose, poetry and drama), non-fiction of general interest (including essays and biographies), comic books and children's books. Application deadlines: 15 February and 15 September.  The application form is available here as an online application 4 weeks before the next application date.

Translators in Residence for 2017: October 1st 2017

The Icelandic Literature Center and The Writers´ Union of Iceland offer residency grants for translators of Icelandic literature. Applicants selected will be granted two to four weeks stay in Gunnarshús (The Writers' residence in Reykjavík) in 2018, except for June-August. The grant consists of travel expenses , housing and a sum of ISK 30.000. pr. week - to cover living expenses during the stay. Deadline for next applications is 1 October 2017. The application form is available here as an online application 4 weeks before the next application date.

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