Book Translation Program 2024

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 12th, 2024
Close Date
May 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$10,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
15
Opportunity No.
PDS-DOS-GEO-FY24-003

Agency

U.S. Mission to Georgia (DOS-GEO)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Other

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Georgia, through the Book Translation Program 2024, is seeking proposals to award grants for the translation of books by American authors. The program aims to increase the accessibility and affordability of the latest research, analysis, and popular contemporary literature to Georgian students, researchers, and the general public. The program is open to Georgian publishing houses and public and private educational institutions. The themes for translation include 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, and the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi grant will cover up to 70% of the total project budget. 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. The program allows for both print and e-books, with a minimum print-run of 1,000 for print books. Eligible works should be previously unpublished in Georgian and translated from the original language. Proposals can be submitted until May 15, 2024. For more information, contact TbilisiGrants@state.gov.

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 ½ 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

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