Grants for Individuals

The National Endowment for the Arts provides direct support to creative writers and literary translators of distinction through Literature Fellowships.

Creative Writing Fellowships

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2018
Notification: December 2018
Earliest Start Date: January 1, 2019

Translation Projects

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

Upcoming deadlines:

Application Deadline: December 5, 2018
Notification: August 2019
Earliest Start Date: November 1, 2019