Call for nominations

Through the “Geisteswissenschaften International” programme, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, VG Wort, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and the German Federal Foreign Office support the translation of works in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. The prize finances the cost of translating a given work into English or, in justified individual cases, into other languages.

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The objective of the translation funding is to support wider international dissemination of the results of academic research carried out in Germany in the social sciences and humanities and at the same time, to uphold the German language as the language of first publications in the humanities and social sciences. The idea is to increase the number of licenses sold in the English-speaking world in a way that is sustainable. To this end, programme partners provide 600,000 Euros annually.

In consultation with a licensee publisher, German publishers can submit publications for translation funding from the fields of the humanities and social sciences that meet the prevailing academic standards.

In addition, outstanding individual works will be honoured with a prize to support excellent publications in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Titles submitted should be current publications. The target publication should be released by a publisher from the English-speaking world that is financially independent of the licensor. An independent selection committee chosen by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, VG Wort, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Börsenverein selects the titles to be funded twice annually.

Applications for the current call for nominations may be submitted to the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels online at http://www.geisteswissenschaften-international.de until January 31, 2018.

Please send a copy of the application and supporting documents to:
Geschäftsstelle Geisteswissenschaften International
c/o Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
Braubachstraße 16
60311 Frankfurt am Main

For additional information, please contact:
Anke Simon
Telephone: 069/1306-599
E-mail: simon@boev.de

  • Application Form Translation Funding
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    Application Form: Geisteswissenschaften International - Translation Funding for Works of Humanities and Social Sciences


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