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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.
  • The online application must be completed and submitted in German. The exposé must also be submitted in German or a translation of the original text. The other attachments can be submitted in a non-German language.

Funding volume

The 10 stipends will be awarded for a period of usually 12 months. The stipends are endowed with 24.000 € and are expected to be paid out in twelve monthly installments of 2.000 € each.

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

Please refer to the current version of the programme flyer for detailed information on submitting an application.
The application deadline for the work stipend in 2022 is 6 p.m. on May 11, 2021.

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

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

Submit an application online