Each year, between four and six $1,000 fellowships are awarded to emerging (unpublished or minimally published) translators to help them pay for hotel and travel expenses to the annual ALTA conference (October 5-8, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN).
Among the fellowships is The Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship, which, beginning with the 2016 ALTA Travel Fellowship year, will be preferentially awarded to an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language. Applicants for the Jansen Fellowship should apply using the below ALTA Travel Fellowship application, and check the Jansen Fellowship eligibility box in the application form.
At the conference, ALTA Fellows are invited to read their translated work at a keynote event, giving them an opportunity to present their translations to an audience of translators, authors, editors, and publishers from around the world.
ALTA Travel Fellowships are funded by a combination of member dues and private donations, often generously provided by established translators and other devoted supporters of literary translation. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this important program, please contact Interim Managing Director Brittany Penzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about previous years' travel fellows here.
Applications must include:
The deadline to apply for a 2017 ALTA Travel Fellowship is April 7, 2017.
a cover letter explaining your interest in attending the conference
current CV / resumé
up to 10 pages of translated work (poetry or prose, double spaced)
- the corresponding original language text