Academy of American Poets: Offers fellowships and awards in poetry and translation of poetry. Awards range from $1,000 to $100,000.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Provides funding for many artistic disciplines, including arts education, literature, music, and theater. Examples include:
- Literature Fellowships for Creative Writing: Enables recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Awards are $25,000.
- Literature Fellowships for Translation Projects: Enables recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Awards are $12,500 or $25,000, depending on the artistic excellence and merit of the project.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Provides a variety funding options, including education, preservation and access, and research. Example programs:
- Fellowships: Supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Awards provide a stipend of $4,200 per month, over 6-12 months.
- Summer Stipends: Supports two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. Provides up to $6,000.
TIP: See the ORSP incentive program, which provides an additional $4,000.
PEN American Center: Provides fellowships and awards for writing, including drama, poetry, and translation.
Wisconsin Humanities Council: Provides support for public humanities programs that encourage participants to converse, connect, and reflect upon our world. From community discussion programs to media projects, from museum exhibitions to professional development for educators, these grants strengthen communities and enrich the cultural life of the state. Mini-grants provide up to $2,000; major grants are available up to $10,000.
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry: Provides up to $10,000 for one to three years for projects in the following areas: individual poets, developing the poetry audience, translation of poetry, and uses of poetry (e.g., curriculum development).