The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for the 2018 Translation Fellowship Program

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

The Translation Fellowship Program is part of the Center's larger translation initiative to train and mentor a new generation of Yiddish translators and publish newly translated works. Up to ten translation fellows will be selected to receive yearlong mentorship and training to complete book-length projects in Yiddish translation. Each fellow will receive a grant of $5,000. Applications are due November 15, 2017.

Past fellows have had their fellowship projects published or accepted for publication by literary and university presses and had their work staged by professional theater companies. Other fellows have received prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the PEN/Heim Translation Fund. Their translations of short fiction and poetry have appeared widely.

What Past Fellows Say:

"I felt encouraged, spurred on, supported, and part of a community of wonderful, brilliant people."

“Seeing and experiencing the passion, the urgency, and interest in reading and translating Yiddish literature, I am even more excited about future Yiddish translation projects.”

For full program details, visit our website:

Questions? Contact me at We look forward to learning about you and your interests in the field of Yiddish literary translation.