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Book Translation Program 2024

Type: Posted • Opportunity: PDS-DOS-GEO-FY24-003

Description

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

Please ensure:

  • 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

Background
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.

Grant Details
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.

Eligibility Requirements
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.

Grant Value
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.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Grant
Other
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 1/12/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity PDS-DOS-GEO-FY24-003 for Book Translation Program 2024 with funding of $100,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.900 AEECA/ESF PD Programs. It is expected that 15 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 12, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 82 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 12, 2024, 7:38 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
June 14, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Info
The following organizations are eligible to apply: • Georgian Publishing houses; • Georgian Public and private educational institutions.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$10,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$100,000
Estimated Number of Grants
15

Contacts

Contact
Anna Kharibegashvili Grantor
Contact Email
Contact Phone
995595581287

Documents

Posted documents for PDS-DOS-GEO-FY24-003

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