Although we cannot offer bursaries to all participants, in 2021 we are happy to say that we have a wide variety of full bursaries available.
All bursaries listed are worth £275 each, meaning that if you receive a bursary you will be able to take part free of charge.
Please note that if you receive a bursary you will be asked to write a short one-page report on your experience of the Summer School.
You can apply for more than one bursary – for example you could apply for the Dutch bursary and the BCLT or NCW bursary if you are eligible. To apply for a bursary you just need to complete the bursary section of the Summer School application form.
All 10 chosen participants in the Chinese-English workshop will receive a full bursary. These bursaries are kindly supported by the Cultural Division of Taipei Representative Office in the UK and the National Museum of Taiwan Literature. All Chinese-English applicants will automatically be considered for these bursaries.
Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation, we are able to offer 5 full bursaries for the Danish-English workshop strand.
Thanks to the Dutch Foundation for Literature, we are able to offer 6 full bursaries for the Dutch-English workshop strand.
All 10 chosen participants in the French-English workshop will receive a full bursary. These bursaries are kindly supported by Pro Helvetia. All French-English applicants will automatically be considered for these bursaries.
Thanks to New Books in German, we are able to offer 1 full bursary for the German-English workshop strand.
All 10 chosen participants in the Japanese-English workshop will receive a full bursary. These bursaries are kindly supported by the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities at UCLA and Waseda University. All Japanese-English applicants will automatically be considered for these bursaries.
Multilingual Prose Bursary for a Romansch-English Translator
Thanks to Pro Helvetia, we are able to offer 2 full bursaries for the Multilingual Prose (Less Translated Languages) workshop strand for Romansch-English literary translators.
NCW Bursaries for UK-based Black and Brown literary translators
The National Centre for Writing (NCW) is offering 4 full bursaries for Black and Brown UK-based literary translators, as part of their Visible Communities programme.
BCLT is offering 2 full bursaries. These bursaries are open to translators that are on a low income or that specifically require some extra financial support. We would like these bursaries to make it possible for two translators to attend that may not have had the opportunity otherwise.
British Council Bursaries
The British Council is offering 10 full bursaries. Applicants must either currently reside in a country on the OECD list of countries qualifying for Official Development Assistance, or (in the case of refugees or asylum-seekers from ODA-eligible countries) have been resident in their destination country for 12 months or fewer.
Information provided in the applicant’s personal statement will be used to select recipients of the bursaries. We will also look at the quality of the sample translation.