Book Translation Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 21st, 2024
Close Date
April 30th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$45,000.00
Award Floor
$30,000.00
Opportunity No.
STATE-BISHKEK-PDS-24-0004

Agency

U.S. Mission to Kyrgyzstan (DOS-KGC)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Other

Opportunity Category

Other

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Kyrgyzstan is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Book Translation Program" through the U.S. Embassy Bishkek Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State. The program aims to support the translation and distribution of American books or books in English that share information on American social, educational, and cultural values in the Kyrgyz language. This initiative serves as a means to connect with Kyrgyz audiences, particularly rural youth, while also promoting the growth of the Kyrgyz language across the country. The program strengthens relations with local ministries and officials by providing high-quality books in Kyrgyz and facilitates outreach to Kyrgyz-speaking audiences, which is a mission priority. Eligible applicants include publishing houses, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations based in the Kyrgyz Republic. The program expects to fund two to three projects with an average award amount ranging from $30,000 to $45,000 per title. The grant covers various aspects such as copyright acquisition, translation, printing, and distribution of the books, along with follow-up programming such as workshops, master classes, website creation, and contests. The minimum print run required is 7,000 copies. The books will be distributed by the grantee, the U.S. Embassy, and other partners to educational institutions, public libraries, and American Spaces throughout the Kyrgyz Republic. The grant application process will be conducted through a competitive basis and applicants are encouraged to align their proposals with the program's goals, priorities, and target audiences. It is important to note that previously translated titles should not be proposed unless they are being translated into a new format, such as Kyrgyz Braille. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2024. For more information and to submit proposals, interested parties can contact the Bishkek PDS Grants Team at BishkekProjectProposals@state.gov.

Description

PDS is soliciting Statements of Interest for grants from publishing houses, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations to publish books by American authors and/or books reflecting U.S. values, translated into the Kyrgyz language or jointly into Kyrgyz and English languages (side‐by‐side bilingual editions). The program provides funding for copyright acquisition (if required), translation, printing, and distribution of the title, along with follow‐up programming, such as workshops, master classes, website creation, and contests. PDS expects to fund two to three projects with an average award amount of $30,000 to $45,000 per titleand a minimum print run of 7,000 copies. Books will be distributed by the grantee, the U.S. Embassy, and other partners to educational institutions, public libraries, and American Spaces throughout the Kyrgyz Republic. The BTP will fund awards on a competitive basis conducted by a panel review.Applicants should pay close attention to the stated goals, priorities, and target audiences when developing their proposals. Applicants are also encouraged to check the list of previously translated titles and may not propose titles already included in the list attached, unless they propose translation into a new format, such as Kyrgyz Braille.

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