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 will meet twice in 2015 to consider applications.
The first deadline for application in 2015 was 20 March. The second deadline has not yet been set but will likely fall in the autumn - please contact Rita McCann (ritaATirelandliterature.com) for further information.
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.