Translation Projects

The President’s FY 2019 budget proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. With that said, our FY 2018 operations remain unchanged. We continue to make FY 2018 grant awards and will continue to honor all obligated grant funds made to date. In addition, we will continue to accept grant applications for FY 2019 at our usual deadlines. The President’s budget request is a first step in a very long budget process. The agency continues to operate as usual and will do so until a new budget is enacted by Congress.
NOTICE: The Translation Projects deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm., Eastern Time on January 11, 2018.

Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the National Endowment for the Arts.

If you have questions concerning the Literature Fellowships please call the Literature Fellowship Hotline at 202/682-5034 or email