Korean Literature Translation Fellowship

image: ICF logoIn order to intro­duce and dis­sem­i­nate Kore­an lit­er­a­ture abroad, the Inter­na­tion­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Foun­da­tion spon­sors the Kore­an Lit­er­a­ture Trans­la­tion Fel­low­ship Pro­gram, which is designed to dis­cov­er and fos­ter com­pe­tent trans­la­tors. The Foun­da­tion invites appli­ca­tions for fel­low­ships in 2016 from non-Kore­ans who pos­sess a deep inter­est in Kore­an lit­er­a­ture trans­la­tion and Kore­an nation­als who are cur­rent­ly engaged in M.A. or Ph.D. stud­ies abroad in Kore­an lit­er­a­ture, Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture, com­par­a­tive lit­er­a­ture, or cre­ative writ­ing and who have pro­fi­cien­cy in Eng­lish equiv­a­lent to that of a native speak­er.

Awards are made in two cat­e­gories: those who relo­cate to Korea for the pro­gram and those who com­plete the pro­gram at uni­ver­si­ties abroad. Grants for the domes­tic pro­gram amount to K₩24,000,000 (two mil­lion Kore­an won per month) and for the over­seas pro­gram, US$20,000 (five thou­sand U.S. dol­lars per quar­ter). Grants are award­ed for one year and are renew­able.

The exten­sive guide­lines for fel­low­ship appli­ca­tions as well as the required appli­ca­tion form are avail­able from the Foun­da­tion Web site: http://www.icfkorea.net/translator/program_eng.asp.

All appli­ca­tions and sup­port mate­ri­als must be sub­mit­ted to the Foun­da­tion post­marked no lat­er than Sep­tem­ber 30, 2015. Awards will be announced by mid-Novem­ber of 2015.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact:
Kore­an Lit­er­a­ture Trans­la­tion Fel­low­ship Pro­gram
Inter­na­tion­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Foun­da­tion
Annex Build­ing of YBM
98 Jong­no, Jong­no-gu
Seoul, Korea 110–122

Web site: www.icfkorea.net
E-mail: khj0912@ybm.co.kr
Tele­phone: 82+2 2280–7310

The Inter­na­tion­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Foun­da­tion is a pri­vate non­prof­it foun­da­tion estab­lished in 1982 to intro­duce Kore­an cul­ture to the world.