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Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators 2023-24 (Fully Funded)
In the realm of literature and academia, translation plays a pivotal role in fostering cross-cultural understanding and enriching the global exchange of ideas. Recognizing this significance, the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) in Vienna proudly offers the Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators, a program designed to support and promote the translation of literary and scholarly works from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages.
Named after the renowned poet and translator Paul Celan, this fellowship embodies the spirit of intellectual exchange and cultural bridge-building. The program aims to overcome the linguistic barriers that can hinder the dissemination of knowledge and the appreciation of diverse literary voices. By supporting translators, the IWM empowers them to serve as cultural ambassadors, bringing new perspectives and enriching the tapestry of global literature.
The Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators 2023-2024 welcomes applications from translators with a passion for literature and a deep understanding of the languages they work with. The fellowship provides a stipend of EUR 3,000 per month, enabling translators to focus on their projects without financial constraints. Additionally, successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend three months between September 2024 and June 2025 at the IWM in Vienna, immersing themselves in a stimulating intellectual environment and collaborating with fellow translators and scholars.
The fellowship seeks to support the translation of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies. By focusing on these areas, the program aims to enhance the accessibility of critical research and foster a deeper understanding of the cultural and intellectual landscape of Eastern and Western Europe. Through the Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators 2023-2024, the IWM is committed to nurturing the art of translation and promoting cross-cultural dialogue. The program empowers translators to serve as bridges between cultures, enriching the global literary landscape and fostering a more interconnected world.
Financial Support: Fellows receive a generous monthly stipend of €3,000, covering living expenses, accommodation, and travel costs during their three-month residency in Vienna.
Dedicated Workspace: Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office space at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), ensuring a conducive environment for focused translation work.
Research Resources Access: Fellows gain unrestricted access to the IWM’s extensive library, archives, and research facilities, enabling them to delve deeper into their translation projects.
Intellectual Exchange Opportunities: Fellows are seamlessly integrated into the IWM’s vibrant intellectual community, fostering connections with scholars, researchers, and fellow translators from diverse backgrounds.
Career Development and Recognition: The fellowship serves as a prestigious recognition of the translator’s expertise and dedication, enhancing their professional profile and opening doors to future opportunities.
Immersion in Vienna’s Cultural Milieu: Fellows have the unique opportunity to reside and work in Vienna, a city renowned for its rich cultural heritage and inspiring atmosphere, further enriching their translation experience.
Contribution to Literary and Cultural Exchange: By translating significant works between Eastern and Western European languages, fellows play a crucial role in bridging cultural divides and promoting the dissemination of diverse thought.
Personal Growth and Intellectual Stimulation: The fellowship provides a transformative experience, fostering personal growth, intellectual stimulation, and a deeper understanding of the human experience through the power of language.