Literature Ireland's translation grant programme allows international publishers to apply for a contribution towards the cost of the translator of a work of Irish literature* from English or Irish into another language.
Publishers must apply before the translation is due to be published.** Applications must be submitted in hard copy by post by the deadline. Applications that arrive more than one week after the deadline may not be accepted.
All applications are considered by the board of Literature Ireland at a meeting that typically takes place six to eight weeks after the application deadline. Applications for works that are due to be published before the meeting of the board of Literature Ireland will be deemed ineligible.
Translation Grant Programme Application Checklist
The checklist document, available here, provides a list of all information and documentation required (p. 1) and some further information on the grant application process (p. 2).
Once all required information and documentation has been received, the translation grant is payable within a period of three to six months.
Should you have any questions in relation to the application process, please email Rita McCann (rita[at]literatureireland.com) or Orla King (orla[at]literatureireland.com) or phone us on 00353 (0)1 896 4184.
*Eligible genres: literary fiction, literary non-fiction, children's literature, poetry and drama.
** Translations for which funding is being sought must not be published before the deadline for application or before the meeting of the board of Literature Ireland at which applications will be considered. These meetings typically take place six to eight weeks after the deadline.
*** Please note that the board meetings at which applications submitted by these deadlines will take place in May, September and December respectively. Applications submitted to these rounds for works which will be published before the meeting of the board will be deemed ineligible.