Work stipends for Non-German literature
Target group / Purpose of funding
The work stipends available under this programme are awarded to support the artistic development of professional authors. Stipends are available for work processes of a limited duration and for work on ongoing projects that will either be continued or completed during the funding period. Stipends are awarded on the basis of the quality of work, potential for development and continuity.
Another objective of this programme is the enrichment of Berlin’s literary scene through the promotion and support of innovative texts and 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.
- Authors who receive a stipend from a third party during the funding period are not eligible for funding through this programme.
- The online-application form must be submitted in German. The exposé must be submitted in German as well, respectively a translation of the original text. All further documents can be submitted in a language other than German.
Ten stipends are available for a period of usually twelve months. Each stipend is worth 24.000 €, which will probably be paid in twelve monthly installments of 2.000 € each.
Members of the jury: Dr. Rike Bolte, Sandra Hetzl, Idan Gillo, Vera Kurlenina, Lilian Pithan, Dr. Elena Sciarra, Dorota Stroinska
Call for applications
A call for applications to the work stipend programme is usually issued in March of each year for the following year.
Please refer to the current version of the programme flyer for detailed information on submitting an application.
INFORMATION SHEET on working stipends for literature in languages other than German
Info - arabisch
Info - französisch
Info - polnisch
Info - russisch
Info - spanisch
Info - türkisch