ALTA Travel Fellowships

ALTA Travel Fellowships

Each year, between four and six $1,000 fellowships are awarded to emerging (unpublished or minimally published) translators to help them pay for hotel and travel expenses to the annual ALTA conference. 

The Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship, beginning with the 2016 ALTA Travel Fellowship year, will be preferentially awarded to an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language. Applicants for the Jansen Fellowship should apply using the online ALTA Travel Fellowship application, and check the Jansen Fellowship eligibility box in the application form.

At the conference, ALTA Fellows are invited to read their translated work at a keynote event, giving them an opportunity to present their translations to an audience of translators, authors, editors, and publishers from around the world. Learn about previous years' fellows here.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in attending the conference
  • current CV / resum√©
  • up to 10 pages of translated work (poetry or prose, double spaced)
  • the corresponding original language text

Applications are accepted online beginning in January. The deadline for applications for ALTA40 is April 7, 2017.