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19 November 2018

Fellowships outside of the UK

Here are links to some international fellowships that Scottish publishers may be interested in applying for.

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Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) programme 2019
Where: Sydney, Australia
When: 29 April-5 May 2019
What: Held in conjunction with the Sydney Writer's Festival, the Australia Council for the Arts offers an intensive week-long schedule of business meetings, networking events, industry forums, bookstore visits, writers' festival events, and panel discussions with Australian publishers and agents.

Deadline for Applications: 31 October 2018

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Australia Council for the Arts website.



A Fellowship of Foreign Editors in Paris / UN FELLOWSHIP D'ÉDITEURS ÉTRANGERS À PARIS 2019
Where: Paris, France
When: 16-22 March 2019
What: Aimed at 14 foreign publishers of Literature and the Humanities, the fellowship offers meetings with French publishers and visits to publishing houses, as well as opportunities to come together and discuss the main stakes of both the Humanities and Foreign Literature publishers in France and elsewhere.

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Bureau International de l'Édition Française (BIEF) website.



The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2019
Where: Frankfurt, Germany
When: 16-20 October 2019
What: Promoting international dialogue between young publishing professionals, the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on exchanging information, fostering professional dialogue and growing young international publishers' networks. We visit publishing houses and booksellers in three German cities, attend market presentations, have matchmaking events and dinners, and offer our fellows many networking opportunities.

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Frankfurt Book Fair website.



The Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship Programme
Where: Jerusalem, Israel
When: 12 - 15 May 2019
What: Coinciding with the Jerusalem International Book Forum and sponsored by the George von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group since its inception in 1985, the Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship Program is a professional week-long seminar which focuses on significant issues of interest to the international publishing community. Editors, literary agents and literary scouts are invited to submit their applications to the program, and about thirty-five fellows will be accepted.

Deadline for Applications: applications for 2019 closed on 30 September 2019

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Jerusalem International Book Forum website.



Dutch Foundation for Literature Visitors' Programme 2019
Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
When: tbc
What: Annually invites a number of 'guest editors' to come to Amsterdam, in order to meet with publishers, authors and translators, and to get acquainted with Dutch literary life in general. The fellowship seeks to present the Dutch book trade as a dynamic, internationally oriented industry, to consolidate relations, to exchange information and to promote books in the Dutch language.

The Dutch Foundation for Literature also organize a fellowship every two years for editors of non-fiction and of children's books.

Places on this fellowship are by selection rather than by application.

To find out more information on this fellowship, see the Dutch Foundation for Literature website.



Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2019
Where: Gothenburg, Sweden
When: 26 - 29 September 2019
What: The Swedish Arts Council and Gothenburg Book Fair have joined forces to provide a fellowship programme for translators, publishers and sub-agents interested in attending the Gothenburg Book Fair and growing an awareness of high-quality Swedish literature. The aim of this Fellowship is to reinforce international literature exchange and increase the chances for Swedish authors to reach readers in other languages via translation. Taking the form of lectures, and group and individual meetings with Swedish publishers and agents, 2018's Fellowship saw 124 applications received from 40 different countries, and 35 spaces offered.

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Gotenburg Book Fair website or The Swedish Arts Council website.



Publishers Meet in Istanbul 2019
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
When: February 2019
What: The opportunity to meet international publishers, discover more about Turkey's, and other countries, publishing industry, and to buy and sell copyrights during the 3-days program. The Istanbul Fellowship Program was launched by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society (TBYM) for the first time in 2016.

Deadline for Applications: November 30 2018

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Publishers Meet in Istanbul website.