ILE's translation grants are available to international publishers who are seeking support for translations of Irish literature* and to Irish publishers for translations of foreign literature into English or Irish. ILE offers a substantial contribution towards the translator's fees.
Publishers must apply at least three months before the translation is due to be published. ILE's board of directors meets three times a year to consider applications.
The first deadline for application in 2015 is Friday, 20 March.
Prepare your application using the translation grant application checklist:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED, IN HARD COPY, BY POST ONLY. Please contact us in advance if you anticipate problems doing this.
All applicants must submit a sample of the translation to ILE, which is then assessed by an independent expert. Our expert will prepare a report that is submitted, with your original application, to ILE's board of directors for consideration.
Successful applicants will be sent a formal letter of award, and contracts will be posted within ten days of the board meeting.
Publishers awarded a grant must submit the following items to ILE in order to receive payment of the translation grant:
Please note: ILE will normally only award a maximum of three translation grants per annum to a given publisher.
Should you have any questions in relation to the application process, please email us at ritaATirelandliteratureDOTcom or phone us on 00353 (0)1 604 0028/29.