Paul Celan Fellowship for Translators

Fellowship Programs

Call for Applications 2024–2025

Objective

The aim of the Paul Celan Fellowship Program is to overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and the reception of scholarly literature that result from the division of Europe in the twentieth century. Therefore, the program supports translations of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic relation to one of the research fields of the IWM is likewise welcomed.

Please note that fiction and poetry will not be accepted.

Conditions

Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three months between September 2024 and June 2025 at the IWM to pursue their translation projects. Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of EUR 3,000 to cover all expenses related to their stay in Vienna. In addition, the IWM provides the fellows with an office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities, as well as other services free of charge. Generally, fellowships start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month.

Application

Applications must be submitted through the IWM's online application form; we will be unable to consider applications sent via email.

Application materials consist of the following:

  • a brief letter of motivation that addresses how the project would benefit from time at the IWM, the connection to the IWM’s mission and research, and concrete research/writing goals during the fellowship
  • a project description (max. 550 characters)
  • a project proposal (max. 7,500 characters incl. spaces) 
  • a curriculum vitae with a bibliography of translations and other relevant publications
  • a contract or a letter of intent from a publisher
  • proof that the translator/publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option on them)

All application materials should be in English.

Important! Attached documents must be combined into a single PDF, as the online submission form only allows for one attachment. File names of attachments must use Latin characters. 

Applications are now closed. The next call is planned to be published in winter 2024.

Selection

The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in the spring semester of 2024. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions, nor to provide applicants individual feedback on their applications.

 

Cooperation Partner

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Founded in 2003 by German publisher Monika Schoeller, the S. Fischer Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of international cultural exchange initiatives, specifically in the field of literature. The Foundation’s eponymous patron, Samuel Fischer, represents the foundation’s humanistic core values.

In line with its mission statement to promote cultural exchange, the S. Fischer Foundation has supported translators and translations of contemporary German literature in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey since 2003. In 2008, in a private-public partnership, it initiated TRADUKI, a European network for literature and books.

Contact

Kasper Nowak
Fellowship Program Coordinator 
fellowships@iwm.at

Paul Celan (1920–1970) was a Romanian poet and translator. He was born into a Jewish family as Paul Antschel, before changing his name to Paul Celan. While his parents were deported and eventually died in Nazi labor camps, Celan himself was interned for eighteen months before escaping to the Red Army. He is regarded as one of the most important German-language poets of the post-World War II era.

Fellowships

  • Rabbi Nachman: Sipurei Maasiyot [The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav] (Yid > Ukr) , -
  • Aneta Anra: Jehudit. Pasaulis galėtų būti toks gražus [Jehudit. How Beautiful the World Could Be] (Lit > Pol) , -
  • Seyla Benhabib: The Rights of Others. Aliens, Residents and Citizens (ENG > CZE) , -
  • Sigmund Freud: Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie [Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality] (Ger > Lit) , -
  • Bella Chagall: Brenendike Likht [Burning Lights] and Di Ershte Bagegnish [The First Encounter] (Yid > Bel) , -
  • Witold Gombrowicz: Dziennik 1953–1969 [Journal 1953–1969] (POL > HRV) , -
  • Edward Tick: Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War (ENG > UKR) , -
  • Victor Klemperer: LTI. Notizbuch eines Philologen [The Language of the Third Reich] (GER > BEL) , -
  • Max Weber: Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus [The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism] (GER > GEO) , -
  • Franz Rosenzweig: Der Stern der Erlösung [The Star of Redemption] (GER > UKR) , -
  • Karolina Szymaniak: Być agentem wiecznej idei: Przemiany poglądów estetycznych Debory Vogel [Being an Agent of an Eternal Idea: The Transformation of Debora Vogel’s Aesthetic Views] (POL > UKR) , -
  • Selby-Bigge (ed.): British Moralists, being Selections from Writers Principally of the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 1 (ENG > CZE) , -
  • Kateryna Sergatskova: Прощай, "Исламское Государство": остается только будущее. Истории террористов Восточной Европы [Goodbye, ISIS: Only the Future Remains. Stories from of Eastern European Terrorists] (RUS > ENG) , -
  • Mark von Hagen: Selected Essays (ENG > UKR) , -
  • Edmund Husserl: Vorlesungen zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewusstseins [Lectures on the Phenomenology of Inner Time Consciousness] (GER > RUM) , -
  • Zinaida Nikolaevna Gippius: Zhivye litsa [Live Faces] (RUS > IT) , -
  • Didier Eribon: Retour à Reims: Une théorie du sujet [Returning to Reims] (FRE > UKR) , -
  • László F. Földényi: Melankólia [Melancholy] (HUN > BGR) , -
  • Tamara Hundorova: "The Emerging Word: The Discourse of Early Ukrainian Modernism" (UKR > ENG) , -
  • Harold Schweizer: On Waiting (ENG > RUM) , -
  • Pierre Bourdieu and Loïc Wacquant: Invitation to Reflexive Sociology [Invitation à la sociologie reflexive] (FRE > HUN) , -
  • Vasil Bykau: A Long Way to Home (BEL > POL) , -
  • Józef Tischner: Denken gemäß Werten [Myślenie według wartości] (Polish to Ukrainian) , -
  • Marina Cvetaeva: Notebooks 1922-1939 (Russian to Italian) , -
  • Emmanuel Levinas: Totalité et Infini (FRE > LIT) , -
  • Giorgio Agamben: L’uso dei corpi. Homo Sacer, IV, 2 (Italian to Bulgarian) , -
  • Rémi Brague: La Loi de Dieu. Histoire philosophique d’une alliance (French to Romanian) , -
  • Anikó Imre: TV Socialism (English > Hungarian) , -
  • Janice Kulyk Keefer: Honey and Ashes: A Story of Family (English > Ukrainian) , -
  • Jean-Luc Nancy: Être singulier pluriel (French > Bulgarian) , -
  • Marcin Wodzinski: Hasidism—Key Questions (English > Czech) , -
  • Michel de Certeau: The Writinng of History [L’Ectriture de l’histoire] (French > Croatian) , -
  • Siegfried Kracauer: Das Ornament der Masse (German > Slovenian) , -
  • Mikhail Bakhtin: Selection of Works (Russian > Croatian) , -
  • Werner Hamacher: Für die Philologie & 95 Thesen zur Philologie (German > Russian) , -
  • Johannes Fried, Aufstieg aus dem Untergang (German > Hungarian) , -
  • Ellein Meiksins Wood: Liberty and Property (English > Romanian) , -
  • Horst Bredekamp: Der Bildakt (German > Hungarian) , -
  • Ladislav Klíma: Svět jako vědomí a nic [The World as Consciousness and Nothing] (Czech > English) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Filosofické sešity [Carnets philosophiques] (Czech > French) , -
  • David Harvey: Rebel Cities—From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution (English > Ukrainian) , -
  • Diary of Józef Zelkowicz, 1941-1944 (Yiddish - Polish) , -
  • Ludwik Fleck: Entstehung und Entwicklung einer wissenschaftlichen Tatsache (German > Ukrainian) , -
  • Sigmund Freud: Die Traumdeutung (Deutsch > Ukrainisch) , -
  • Grzegorz Niziolek: Polski teatr Zagłady [Polish Theatre of the Holocaust] (Polish > Russian) , -
  • Martha Rosler: Culture Class (English > Romanian) , -
  • Benjamin Constant: Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements (French > Czech) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Europa und Nach-Europa. Die nacheuropäische Epoche und ihre geistigen Probleme (German > Romanian) , -
  • Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari: L’ Anti-Oedipe: Capitalism et schizophrénie (French > Slovenian) , -
  • Nadia Urbinati: Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth, and the People (English > Czech) , -
  • Roland Barthes: Le Neutre. Cours au Collège de France, 1977-1978 (French > Romanian) , -
  • Judith Butler: Frames of War. When Is Life Grievable? (English > Ukrainian) , -
  • Judith Butler: Gender Trouble (English > Lithuanian) , -
  • Michel Foucault: Herméneutique du sujet. Cours au Collège de France, 1981-1982 (French > Croatian) , -
  • Plato: Parmenides (Ancient Greek > Hungarian) , -
  • Thomas Piketty: Le Capital au XXI Siècle (French > Slovenian) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History (Czech > Spanish) , -
  • Theodor W. Adorno: Ästhetische Theorie (German > Georgian) , -
  • Moritz Csáky: Das Gedächtnis der Städte (German > Hungarian) , -
  • Stefan Popov: Wittgenstein’s Analytic of the Mystical (Bulgarian > English) , -
  • Paul Ricœur: Temps et récit. Tome I: L’intrigue et le récit historique (French > Bulgarian) , -
  • Vladimir Bibikhin: Ein anderer Anfang, philosophische Aufsätze (Russian > German) , -
  • Elisabeth Freundlich: Die Ermordung einer Stadt namens Stanislau. NS-Vernichtungspolitik in Polen 1939-1945 (German > Ukrainian) , -
  • Walter Benjamin: Das Passagen-Werk (German > Romanian) , -
  • Judith Butler: Parting Ways. Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (English > Polish) , -
  • T.W. Adorno/W. Benjamin: Traumprotokolle/Träume (German > Ukrainian) , -
  • Konrad Clewing, Oliver Jens Schmitt (Hg.): Geschichte Südosteuropas (German > Bulgarian) , -
  • Eric Voegelin: Existence, Truth, and Immortality. Selected Essays (English > Czech) , -
  • Klaus-Michael Bogdal: Europa erfindet die Zigeuner (German > Hungarian) , -
  • Boris Buden: Zone des Übergangs. Vom Ende des Postkommunismus (German > Bulgarian) , -
  • Michael Stewart: The Time of The Gypsies (English > Romanian) , -
  • Boris Buden: Zone des Übergangs. Vom Ende des Postkommunismus (German > Ukrainian) , -
  • Edward W. Said: Humanism and Democratic Criticism (English > Ukrainian) , -
  • Theodor W. Adorno: Ästhetische Theorie (German > Hungarian) , -
  • Siegfried Kracauer: Der Detektiv-Roman/Die Angestellten (German > Bulgarian) , -
  • Translation of a collection of texts (Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian/Montenegrin > English) , -
  • Virginia Held: The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political and Global (English > Czech) , -
  • David Harvey: Social Justice and the City (English > Belarusian) , -
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Selected Writings (French/Latin > Estonian) , -
  • Jan Patočka & Irena Krońska: The Patočka – Krońska Correspondence (1958-1973) (French > Polish) , -
  • Anna Veronika Wendland: Die Russophilen in Galizien. Ukrainische Konservative zwischen Österreich und Russland 1848-1915 (German > Ukrainian) , -
  • Hannah Arendt: The Origins of Totalitarianism (English > Macedonian) , -
  • Zvonimir Dobrovic/Gordan Bosanac: An Oral History of Homosexuality in Croatia (Croatian > English) , -
  • Hans Joas: Die Entstehung der Werte (German > Russian) , -
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Phénoménologie de la perception (French > Hungarian) , -
  • Pierre Bourdieu/Loïc Wacquant: An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology (English > Ukrainian) , -
  • Jan Assmann: Die Zauberflöte. Oper und Mysterium (Geman > Hungarian) , -
  • Meir Avraham Munk: Életem Történetei [History of My Life] (Hungarian > English) , -
  • Donna L. Dickenson: Body Shopping: Converting Body Parts to Profit (English > Bulgarian) , -
  • Luce Irigaray: Speculum de l’autre femme (French > Serbian) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Aristoteles, jeho předchůdci a dědicové [Aristote, ses devanciers, ses successeurs] (Czech > French) , -
  • Edmund Husserl: Erste Philosophie I. Kritische Ideengeschichte (German > Serbian) , -
  • Saskia Sassen: The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo (English > Bulgarian) , -
  • Pierre Bourdieu: Langage et pouvoir symbolique (French > Romanian) , -
  • Judith Butler: Antigone’s Claim. Kinship Between Life and Death , -
  • Hannah Arendt: Rahel Varnhagen. Eine Lebensgeschichte / Rahel Varnhagen. The Life of a Jewess , -
  • G. W. F. Hegel: Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion (Deutsch > Tschechisch) , -
  • Hannah Arendt / Martin Heidegger: Briefe 1925 bis 1975 und andere Zeugnisse (Deutsch > Ungarisch) , -
  • Karin Hausen: Misc. Texts (GER > POL) , -
  • Józef Tischner: Filozofia dramatu (Polish > Lithuanian) , -
  • Nathalie Clayer: Aux origins du nationalisme albanais (French > Albanian) , -
  • Jan Patočka;«Plato and Europe», «La surcivilisation et son conflit interne», «Europa und Nach-Europa. Die nacheuropäische Epoche und ihre geistigen Probleme», , -
  • Elie Kedourie: Nationalism (ENG > RUS) , -
  • V.M. Lurie: "History of Byzantine Philosophy. The Formative Period" (RUS > SER) , -
  • Roman Ingarden: "Das literarische Kunstwerk" (GER > UKR) , -
  • Jürgen Habermas: Zwischen Naturalismus und Religion (GER > ALB) , -
  • Hans Blumenberg: "Arbeit am Mythos" (GER > POL) , -
  • Jiří Langer: Die neun Tore (CZE > GER) , -
  • David Hume: Treatise of Human Nature (English > Estonian) , -
  • Gustav Radbruch: Rechtsphilosophie (GER > POL) , -
  • Max Scheler: Philosophische Fragmente aus dem Nachlass (GER > RUS) , -
  • Soren Kierkegaard: Enten – Eller (DAN > SLO) , -
  • E. Gellner: Nations and Nationalism (ENG > HUN) , -
  • Hans Blumenberg: Schriften zur Metaphorologie und zum Mythos (German > Hungarian) , -
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer: Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer Philosophischen Hermeneutik (GER > CZE) , -
  • Friedrich Nietzsches "Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Bd.1" (GER > HUN) , -
  • E.J. Hobsbawm: Nations and Nationalism since 1780 (ENG > UKR) , -
  • Thomas Nagels "The View from Nowhere" (ENG > HUN) , -
  • Gershom Scholem : Selected Essay (GER > POL) , -
  • Johann Gottfried Herder: Kleinere Schriften (GER > HUN) , -
  • Niklas Luhmann: Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft. Übersetzung (GER > CRO) , -
  • Emmanuel Lévinas: Autrement qu'être ou au delà de l'essence (FRE > BUL) , -
  • Martin Heidegger: Prolegomena zur Geschichte des Zeitbegriffs (GER > ROM) , -
  • Norbert Elias: Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation (GER > SER) , -
  • Max Weber: Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus und ausgewählte Kapitel aus Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (GER > LAT) , -
  • H.G.Gadamer: Gedicht und Gespräch, Essays (GER > UKR) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Kacirske eseje o filosofii déjin (CZE > LAT) , -
  • Ernst Tugendhat, Vorlesungen über Ethik; Übersetzung ins Tschechische (GER > CZE) , -
  • Ernst Cassirer , -
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss: Anthropologie structurale I et II (FRE > SLO) , -
  • Emmanuel Lévinas: De l'existence à l'autre, Le temps et l'autre; Autrement qu'être ou au-delà de l'essence (FRE > POL) , -
  • Jacob Burckhardt: Weltgeschichtliche Betrachtungen (GER > HUN) , -
  • Eric J. Hobsbawm: Nations and Nationalism since 1780 (ENG > CZE) , -
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Zur Genealogie der Moral (GER > CZE) , -
  • H.G.Gadamer: Wahrheit und Methode (GER > LAT) , -
  • Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition (ENG > UKR) , -
  • Walter Benjamin: versch. Schriften zur Literatur und Ästhetik (GER > RUS) , -
  • Richard Rorty: Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (ENG > SLO) , -
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer: Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik (GER > BUL) , -
  • Max Weber: Ausgewählte Texte (GER > CZE) , -
  • Jürgen Habermas: Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns (GER > POL) , -
  • Paul Ricoeur: Le conflit des interprétations (FRE > BUL) , -
  • Nyugat - Selection of Essays (HUN > GER) , -
  • Max Weber: Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie Bd. III (GER >SER) , -
  • Arthur C. Danto: The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (ENG > HUN) , -
  • Alasdair MacIntyre: After Virtue. A Study in Moral Theory , -
  • Franz Rosenzweig: Der Stern der Erlösung (Ger > POL) , -
  • Georg Simmel: Philosophie des Geldes (GER > POL) , -
  • M. Baxandall: Painting & Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy (ENG > SLV) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Ausgewählte Texte (CZE > HUN) , -
  • G.S. Kirk/J.E. Raven/M. Schofield: The Presocratic Philosophers (ENG > HUN) , -
  • Alois Riegl: Ausgewählte Texte (GER > ROM) , -
  • Paul Ricoeur: Interpretation Theory | Misc. Authors: Interpreration and Overinterpretation (ENG > SLO) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Ausgewählte Texte (CZE > HUN) , -
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer: Kleine Schriften. Eine Auswahl (GER > LIT) , -
  • Golo Mann: Deutsche Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (GER > HUN) , -
  • Istvan Bibo: A kelet-europai kisallamok nyomorusaga (HUN > SLO) , -
  • Erwin Panofsky: Tomb Sculpture (ENG > SLO) , -
  • Eva Forgács: Bauhaus. A demokrácia anatómiaja (HUN > GER) , -
  • Gog und Magog. Eine chassidische Chronik (GER > POL) , -
  • Leszek Kolakowski: Glowne nurty marksizmu (POL > BUL) , -
  • Elias Canetti: Masse und Macht (GER > CZE) , -
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen (GER > POL) , -
  • Sigmund Freud: Traumdeutung , -
  • J.L.Talmon: Political Messianism (ENG > BUL) , -
  • Karl Popper: Logik der Forschung (GER > HUN) , -
  • M. Foucault: Les mots et les choses (FRE > POL) , -
  • M. H. Abrams: The Mirror and the Lamp. Romantic Theory (ENG > POL) , -
  • Derrida: Misc. Texts (FRE > CZE) , -
  • Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France (ENG > POL) , -
  • L. Wittgenstein: Philosophische Untersuchungen (GER > CZE) , -
  • Wittgenstein: Vermischte Bemerkungen (GER > HUN) , -
  • G. Simmel: Selected Writings (GER > POL) , -
  • E.R.Curtius: Europäische Literatur und lateinisches Mittelalter (GER > POL)) , -
  • Misc. Translations (CZE > GER) , -
  • Edmund Husserl's "Krisis der europäischen Wissenschaften" , -
  • Edmund Husserl: Krisis der europäischen Wissenschaften (GER > SER) , -
  • K. Michalski: Europa und die Folgen (GER > SER) , -
  • Ladislav Klima: Postmortalien (Czech > German) , -
  • Bozena Nemcová und IWM Patočka-Ausgabe (CZE > GER) , -
  • Jan Patočka: Who are the Czechs (CZE > POL) , -
  • J. Burckhardt "Die Zeit Constantin des Großen" (GER > POL) , -

Fellows

Fellows' Publications