Book Translation Program (PAS)
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to announce the 2022 Book Translation Program. Through funding translation of key works into Georgian PAS 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.
PAS is soliciting proposals to award grants to the publishing houses and public and private educational institutions to translate books by American authors under the following themes:
- Public Policy/Civic education: general public policy, also public policy on issues related to the environment, cybersecurity and cyber education, agriculture, health, and education management.
- Media: media ethics, media management, mass communication, strategic communication, cybersecurity, and cyber education and related topics.
- Economics: entrepreneurship, business administration, management, economics, and related topics.
- Rule of Law: international law, intellectual property rights, jury trials, and related topics
- Basic Education: educational management and administration, curriculum planning and development, educational technology, special education, and education-related topics.
- Literature (fiction considered only if covering the following topics): civic education, civil society, ethnic, minority, and women’s equality, conflict resolution, basic education, environment, free flow of information, human rights, public education and advocacy, rule of law.
FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION
Length of performance period: Maximum project period is 2 years.
A number of awards anticipated: 15 awards (dependent on amounts requested in approved proposals).
Award amounts: U.S. Embassy Tbilisi grant will cover only 50% of the total project budget.
Total available funding: $100,000
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Publishing houses;
- Public and private educational institutions.
Cost Sharing or Matching
The program requires 50% cost-share. Cost-share might come from the applicant organization or other sources. In case of co-funding from another organization, an approval letter from the relevant organization is required (indicating amount and category of expenses).
The minimum print-run required is 1,000 (smaller print-run considered per terms of the individual project).
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. Organizations can submit projects on both deadlines, but the 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.
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 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:
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 Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS number) and NCAGE/CAGE code
- 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.
Submission Dates and Times 02/10/2022 and 04/13/2022
Other Submission Requirements
All application materials must be submitted by email to TbilisiGrants@state.gov
Please include the program name (Book Translation Program) in the subject line. Please, be advised that emails exceeding 6MB and RAR/ZIP files will not be accepted. Documents should be only in Word and PDF format. Applications have to be submitted within the indicated deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
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