Work stipends for Non-German literature

Target group / Purpose of funding

The work stipends are intended for the artistic development of professional authors, who write in a language other than German. Stipends are provided for work processes of a limited duration, for the continuation or completion of specific work. Stipends are awarded on the basis of the quality of work, potential for development and continuity.

The purpose of the scholarship is also to enrich Berlin’s literary scene by promoting and supporting innovative texts and their authors.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Applicants to this programme must have previously published work or be able to provide samples documenting their literary talent.
  • Authors applying to this programme must live and work in Berlin (primary residence).
  • The online application must be completed and submitted in German. The exposé should be submitted in German or in a translation of the original text. The other attachments can be submitted in a non-German language.

Funding volume

The number of work stipends cannot yet be named, as the budget negotiations of the Berlin Senate for 2022/2023 have not yet been completed. So far, it is planned to award 8 work scholarships amounting to 24,000 € for a period of 12 months and 4 work scholarships amounting to 12,000 € for a period of 6 months.

Call for applications

A call for applications to the work stipend programme is usually issued in March of each year for the following year.

Application procedure

For further details on how to apply, please refer to the current version of the information sheet. The application deadline for the work stipend in 2023 is 6 p.m. on May 10, 2022.

  • INFORMATION SHEET on working stipends for literature in languages other than German

    PDF-Document (73.0 kB) - As of: 11.08.2022

  • Info - Spanisch

    PDF-Document (1.0 MB) - As of: 05. April 2022

  • Info - Französisch

    PDF-Document (1.1 MB) - As of: 05. April 2022

  • Info - Arabisch

    PDF-Document (1.5 MB) - As of: 05. April 2022

  • Info - Russisch

    PDF-Document (263.1 kB) - As of: 05. April 2022

  • Info - Polnisch

    PDF-Document (188.2 kB) - As of: 07. April 2022

  • Info - Urkainisch

    PDF-Document (449.5 kB) - As of: 11. April 2022

Please submit your application – together with all relevant documentation – online.

Submit an application online