Book Translation Program 2024
A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to announce the 2024 Book Translation Program. Through funding translation of key works into Georgian PDS aims to increase the accessibility and affordability of the latest research, analysis, and popular contemporary literature by American authors to the Georgian students, researchers and the general public.
B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION
Length of performance period: Maximum project period is 2 years.
Number of awards anticipated: 15 awards (dependent on amounts requested in approved proposals).
Award amounts: U.S. Embassy Tbilisi grant will cover up to 70% of the total project budged.
Total available funding: $100,000
Funding Request Ceiling: $10,000
Type of Funding: Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act.
Funding Instrument Type: Grant, Fixed Amount Award.
1. Cost Sharing or Matching
The program requires minimum 30% cost-share. Cost-share might come from the applicant organization or other sources. In case of co-funding from other organization, an approval letter from the relevant organization is required (indicating amount and category of expenses).
Allowable costs: Allowable costs are those directly related to the project activities: copyright, translation, editing, proofreading, design, printing, and promotional public events.
2. Other Requirements
Under the project requesting both print and e-books are allowable. In case of print books, minimum print-run required is 1,000 (smaller print-run considered per terms of the individual project, especially for textbooks by education institutions). In case of e-book projects, specific terms needs to be cooperated with the copyright holder party.
Textbooks and academic literature should be the latest editions.
The grant recipient is responsible for requesting permission from the copyright holder. Applicant should start negotiation with the copyright holder before submission of proposal and present copy of communication or draft of the contract with other requested documents. After selection as a finalist, the applicant is required to present a copy of the copyright agreement signed by both parties.
Each applicant can submit up to five (5) proposals per call. Organization can submit projects on both deadlines, but same proposals cannot be re-submitted on the second call of the same year.
Eligible works should be previously unpublished in Georgian.
Publications should be translated from the original language.
In joint projects letters of support from project partners describing the roles and responsibilities of each partner are required.
Post-publication book promoting activities are highly encouraged, e.g. book launching event and presentation, book readings and discussions, social media campaigns, contests, etc. Cooperating on the activities with American Spaces in regions is highly recommended.
D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Please follow all instructions below carefully. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.
Content of Application
- The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity
- All documents are in English
All budgets are in U.S. dollars
All pages are numbered
All documents are formatted to 8 1 2 x 11 paper, and
All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.
The following documents are required:
1. Mandatory application forms
SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance --organizations)
SF424A(Budget Information for Non-Construction programs)
SF424B(Assurances for Non-Construction programs)
Completed application form
Unique entity identifier from SAM.gov
The translator's CV/Resume (indicating experience in the translation field, list of translations)
A copy of the communication or contract with the copyright holder.
Co-funding letter (if applicable)
Partnership letter (if applicable)
Instructions (both in English and Georgian) for mandatory forms are available to download from the website with other documents.
1. Submission Dates and Times
03/15/2024; 18:00 and 05/15/2024; 18:00
The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to announce the 2024 Book Translation Program. Through funding translation of key works into Georgian, PDS aims to increase the accessibility and affordability of the latest research, analysis, and popular contemporary literature by American authors to the Georgian students, researchers and the general public.
PDS is soliciting proposals to award grants to the publishing houses and public and private educational institutions to translate books by American authors under various themes including public policy/civic education, media, economics, rule of law, basic education, social sciences and humanities, STEM education, and literature. The maximum project period is 2 years with 15 anticipated awards covering up to 70% of the total project budget. The type of funding is Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act.
Eligible applicants include publishing houses and public and private educational institutions. The program requires a minimum 30% cost-share which can come from the applicant organization or other sources. Allowable costs include copyright, translation, editing, proofreading, design, printing, and promotional public events.
Other requirements include specific terms for print and e-book projects, latest editions for textbooks and academic literature, negotiation with copyright holders before submission of proposal, submission limits for applicants, joint project requirements, and encouragement for post-publication book promoting activities.
Period of Performance
The maximum project period is 2 years.
The total available funding is $100,000 with a funding request ceiling of $10,000.
Place of Performance
Georgian students, researchers and the general public.
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education