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06 July 2020

Fellowships outside of the UK

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

2019 fellowships featured below whose deadline for application has passed, or that have taken place will be updated with 2020 dates and details as soon as these become available.

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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.

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.

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.



Norwegian Festival of Literature
Where: Lillehammer
When: 21 to 24 May 2019

What: The fellowship program is arranged by NORLA in collaboration with the Norwegian Publishers' Association, and is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Publishers/editors, sub-agents and scouts who are interested in publishing/working with Norwegian literature. In 2019, focus will be on adult fiction. Priority will be given to those who have not previously attended the program. Number of participants is maximum 16 persons. Around half the places are reserved for English language publishers, courtesy of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs. The rest is open for participants from all language areas.

For full details and to apply, see the Norsk LitteraturFestival website.



Slovenian Book Agency Fellowship
Where: Slovenia 
: 21 to 24/25 August 2019
Deadline: 10 May 2019
What: The Slovenian Book Agency has been organising yearly study-journeys for foreign publishers since 2015 in order to enhance the translational potential of Slovenian literature. This year's fellowship will take place from 21 to 24/25 August and will host up to 10 international publishers and editors of fiction and non-fiction as well as journalists covering cultural topics and literary event managers/festival organizers.

For more information and the application form, see the Slovenian Book Agency website.




IRL Fellowship - OPEN CALL
Where: Barcelona, Spain
: 8 - 13 September 2019
Deadline: 30 April 2019
: The Institut Ramon Llull is organising the 18th edition of its fellowship targeted at international publishers and agents. Held in Barcelona during the 37th edition of the Setmana del Llibre en Català (Books in Catalan Week), 10 Fiction publishers/agents and 8 children's and YA's books publishers/agents will be invited to attend the fellowship, with all related travel, accommodation and expenses to covered by the IRL.

To find out more information on this fellowship and how to apply, see the Institut Ramon Llull 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.

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