Translation Projects

The NEA is fully funded in FY 2017 and continues to make FY 2017 grant awards and honor all obligated grant funds made to date. The President’s FY 2018 budget proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, with a request for $29 million intended to be used for the orderly shutdown of the agency. In July, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which proposes to fund the NEA at $145 million. The Senate has not yet taken action on the Interior-Environment bill. We continue to accept grant applications for FY 2018 at our usual deadlines and will continue to operate as usual 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