Individual translators who meet the publication requirements that are listed below are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application" for the documentation that is required to demonstrate eligibility. Ineligible applications will be rejected without panel review.
An individual may submit only one application for FY 2014 funding. You may not apply for both a Translation Project under this deadline (January 3, 2013) and a Literature Fellowship (in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry) under the March 2013 deadline (when fellowships in prose are offered). See Literature Fellowships for more information.
You are not eligible to apply if you have received three or more Fellowships (in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, belles-lettres, or for translation) from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, you may not apply in Translation if you have received any Arts Endowment Literature Fellowships (in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry) or Translation Fellowship on or after October 1, 2009 (FY 2010).
Former grantees must have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received.
You are eligible to apply if you, alone or in collaboration, have:
This publication or production must have taken place between January 1, 1998, and January 3, 2013. To qualify, work must have been originally published between these dates, not only reprinted or reissued in another format during this period.
You may use digital, audio, or online publications to establish eligibility, provided that such publications have competitive selection processes and stated editorial policies. If the online publication or website no longer exists, you must provide, upon request, sufficient evidence that your work once appeared online. If sufficient evidence cannot be provided, the online publication will not be eligible.
Pre-publication materials, such as galleys, proofs, and advance reader's copies, do not qualify as eligible publications. No exceptions will be made.
You may not use self-published work (including work that has appeared in a publication for which you are the editor, publisher, or staff) to meet the eligibility requirements. For the purposes of this category, presses that require individual writers to pay for part or all of the publication costs; ask writers to buy or sell copies of the publication; publish the work of anyone who subscribes to the publication or joins the organization through membership fees; publish the work of anyone who buys an advertisement in the publication; publish work without competitive selection; or publish work without professional editing may not be used to establish eligibility.
Your application will not be eligible if incorrect or insufficient publication information is provided in Attachment 13. See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application."
You must include with your application written permission from the copyright holder that grants you the right to translate the work specified in your application. (We do not require that you secure the right to publish.) If the work resides in the public domain, you should state that in Attachment 8. See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application."
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