The Deutscher Uebersetzerfonds is an association representing the interests of literary translators. They provide information, training, advice, support and legal protection for their members.
The German Translators’ Fund grants work, residence and travel scholarships. A work scholarship allows the recipient to work longer and more intensively on a text, while travel scholarships enable translators to undertake research for a particular book project, or give them the chance to refresh their linguistic and cultural knowledge of a country during the course of a two- to four-week stay. An independent jury of experts decides which applications to approve. Scholarship application guidelines can be downloaded from the homepage of the German Translators’ Fund.