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Next Page Fondation

East Translates East Program

East Translates East program of the Next Page Foundation started in 2004 and builds upon the achievements of the Open Society Institute East Translates East Project which to date has supported hundreds of translations between languages of Eastern Europe.
In 2005 the program will provide two types of funds: A. “promotion grants” will provide support for the promotion of East European translations within the country of translation; B. “translation grants” will cover part of the expenses related to the translation and publication of books originally published in one of the languages of the eligible countries (see below).
General requirements for both types of grants (translation and promotion):
Applicants and translations from/into the languages of the following countries are eligible to apply:

Application forms and detailed information about the grant competition regulations can be found on the web site of the Next Page Foundation –
Applications for each round must be sent within the below listed deadlines by e-mail to: the Next Page Foundation
Hristina Marinova, Project Coordinator
A. Promotion grants
Application deadline – 20 March 2005.
What projects can apply?
Promotion projects for East-East translations of publishers, libraries, bookstores, media and other institutions from the eligible countries listed above. Priority will be given to long term projects of applicants with experience in book promotion and strong commitment to the book sector in Eastern Europe.
What kind of projects cannot apply?
Promotion projects for titles supported with a translation grant within the East Translates East Program cannot apply. Individual’s projects are also not acceptable.
B. Translation grants
The translation grants competition in 2005 will be held in two rounds:
1. For translations of contemporary fiction – application deadline is 15 May 2005
2. For translation of books in the humanities and social sciences – application deadline is 16 October 2005
What kind of projects can apply?
Projects submitted by publishers for translations from and into the eligible languages listed above.
Priority will be given to projects which are part of a comprehensive publishing policy or long term projects of the applying organization, which also demonstrate strong commitment to the promotion and marketing of the supported publication. Applications for translations across the new “EU divide” – from and to the languages of the new member states will also have a priority.
What kind of projects cannot apply?
Individual’s projects (by translators, editors, etc.) are not eligible. Publishers who have not completed previous grant agreements with the Next Page Foundation, OSI or other organization of the OSI network in due time, cannot apply for a grant. Applications for translation of textbooks, manuscripts, and publication in periodicals will not be considered. Also, applications involving translators whose work has been negatively evaluated more than once within other grant programs of the Next Page Foundation, are not eligible. Translations between the languages of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina are not acceptable1.

Detailed information about the grant competition regulations can be found on the official web site of the Next Page Foundation or obtained upon requests sent to Hristina Marinova, Project Coordinator – e-mail:
1 In the case of former Yugoslavia, all proposals should plan distribution of the publications in the neighboring countries where the particular language of translation is understandable

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