Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators – Open Call
“The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of
human understanding of the world and of social communication.”
(Hans Georg Gadamer, 1900 – 2002)
The aim of the Paul Celan Fellowship Programme is to overcome deficits and
asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and the reception of scholarly
literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century.
Therefore, the program supports translations of canonical texts and
contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural
studies from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern
European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant
works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic
relation to one of the research fields of the IWM is likewise welcomed.
Please note that fiction and poetry will not be accepted.
Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three to six months between
July 2014 and June 2015 at the IWM to pursue their translation projects.
Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of EUR 2,050 to cover all
expenses related to the stay in Vienna. In addition, the IWM provides the
fellows with a personal office, including access to internet, in-house
research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of