The aim of the Paul Celan Fellowship Program of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) 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.

Please note that the IWM has extended the application deadline for Paul Celan Fellowships 2020/2021 for translators to 9th May 2020. More information on the IWM website.