We are opening a second call for applications within the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016 bursary scheme to support UK authors published in Russian translation.
Please submit your application until 15 February 2017 by completing one of the e-forms below depending on the type of bursary you are applying for.
About the bursary scheme
The bursaries are intended to help these publishers translate and promote UK authors to Russia readers:
- a translation bursary supports Russian publishers to commission outstanding Russian translations of British literary fiction.
- a marketing bursary allows Russian publishers to deliver an author-focused marketing campaign in Russia.
It is hoped that the bursaries will provide a further reason for publishers to work together on developing Russian audiences for British authors. Through these bursaries, the British Council is particularly keen to support new and emerging British writers, whose work has not previously been translated into Russian.
Russian publishers may apply for bursaries of up to 200 000 (two hundred thousand) roubles to cover literary translation or author marketing costs for the book which will be published in Russian for the first time and for which publishing rights have been licensed in 2016.
Six bursaries are available. If applicants apply for less than 200 000 roubles then the British Council reserves the right to support further applicants.