Call for Applications for the 2014 Translation Fellowship at the Yiddish Book Center
Noting that “an astounding 98% of Yiddish books have yet to be translated into English”, Yiddish Book Center founder and president Aaron Lansky has announced a new call for applications for the Center’s Translation Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to train and develop a new generation of Yiddish translators.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural cohort of translators, in 2014 the Center will select six Translation Fellows who will receive yearlong mentorship and training to complete book-length projects in Yiddish translation. As incentive to produce works of the highest caliber, each Fellow will receive a grant of $5,000.
The Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the David Berg Foundation, with additional funding from the Righteous Persons Foundation and Dr. Paula Bursztyn Goldberg.