2014 Residency Program for Translation Research in Korean Literature

KLTI logoThe Lit­er­a­ture Trans­la­tion Insti­tute of Korea invites appli­ca­tions for par­tic­i­pa­tion in its 2014 Res­i­den­cy Pro­gram for Trans­la­tion Research in Kore­an Lit­er­a­ture. The pro­gram pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties to inter­na­tion­al trans­la­tors to stay in Korea, come face to face with the flow of Kore­an lit­er­ary and cre­ative cul­ture, and gain a deep­er under­stand­ing of the works they work on. The expe­ri­ence is intend­ed to facil­i­tate the pro­duc­tion of out­stand­ing trans­la­tions.

The pro­gram is open to trans­la­tors, schol­ars, and oth­er translation/publication pro­fes­sion­als resid­ing out­side Korea who meet one of the fol­low­ing con­di­tions:

  • Have at least one trans­lat­ed work (literature/cultural/arts) pub­lished out­side Korea
  • Have been the recip­i­ent of a Kore­an or inter­na­tion­al prize for the trans­la­tion of a Kore­an lit­er­ary, cul­tur­al, or artis­tic text
  • Have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­sem­i­na­tion of Kore­an lit­er­a­ture over­seas.

Those who have ben­e­fit­ed from this pro­gram with­in the last three years (2011–2013) are not eli­gi­ble to apply.

The pro­gram pro­vides finan­cial sup­port in the form of liv­ing expens­es (around 3 mil­lion KRW per month) and return air­fare. Pro­gram activ­i­ties include meet­ings between trans­la­tors and writ­ers, lit­er­ary tours, trans­la­tion sem­i­nars, and the like. The pro­gram will span the peri­od June 2014 to Feb­ru­ary 2015 with suc­cess­ful appli­cants expect­ed to stay in Korea for one to two months with­in the pro­gram peri­od.

To apply, sub­mit the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments by e-mail to Alex Baek (alex_b@klti.or.kr):

  1. Res­i­den­cy Pro­gram appli­ca­tion form (fixed for­mat, can be down­loaded from the LTI Korea Web site, http://www.klti.or.kr)
  2. Per­son­al state­ment (any for­mat, around three pages of A4 size)
  3. Trans­la­tion research activ­i­ty pro­pos­al (any for­mat, around four pages of A4 size)
  4. Agree­ment to the col­lec­tion of per­son­al infor­ma­tion (can be down­loaded from the LTI Korea Web site).
  5. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is May 30, 2014. Those select­ed will be noti­fied indi­vid­u­al­ly. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Alex Baek by e-mail at alex_b@klti.or.kr or tele­phone +82–2-6919–7725.

    The Lit­er­a­ture Trans­la­tion Insti­tute of Korea is a government-affiliated orga­ni­za­tion that “aims to dis­sem­i­nate Kore­an cul­ture and lit­er­a­ture through­out the world in line with the government’s efforts to shape Kore­an lit­er­a­ture in the world cul­ture.”