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International Exchange Grants

About

We support literary events and activities aimed at expanding international exchange of Korean literature through our open call program.

※ Due to the global impact of COVID-19, LTI Korea is not able to accept any applications for events that require international travel until 30 June, 2021.※ From 2021, the International Exchange Grants Program's screening cycle will be changed from quarterly screening to twice a year. Applications for Korean literature events or activities held in the first half of 2021 should be submitted byDecember 31, 2020.

International Exchange Grants

Eligibility

  • Organizing committees (or members) of literary festivals/events
  • Overseas publishers/agencies organizing Korean author’s promotion
  • Overseas higher education institutes for Korean studies
  • Translators specializing in Korean literature

Projects

  • Literary events or activities promoting Korean literature
  • Publishing special feature on Korean literature
  • Academic seminars or conferences on Korean literature or translation
  • Other events or activities related to the globalization of Korean literature

Support Details

  • Please see the application kit before applying.

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    1) Application Guideline

    2) Application Form

    3) Appendix A. Accommodation rate

    4) Appendix B. Final Report Form

    5) Appendix C. Statement of Acknowledgement

  • The Grant can be spent on covering direct costs only, e.g. translation, rental or reception fees, and travel costs. It can NOT be spent on covering indirect costs, e.g. personnel expense and software purchase or non-official food costs, e. g. mealplans or business meals.

Grant regulations

  • The grant sum will be approved in Korean Won.
  • The grant sum for any one project cannot exceed KRW 20,000,000(USD 17,000 equivalent).
  • Applying organizations should include minimum of 10% self-borne cost in the budget plan. Organizing parties of literary festivals should cover the honorarium of the Korean author they wish to invite so the authors can stay convenient during the festival.

Required Documents

    • 1 Application

      ※ Please provide other supporting documents if necessary: project plan, contracts, promotional materials, letters of invitation

    • 2 Final Report: The Final Report is due within 30 days after the event by email.

    • 3 Statement of Acknowledgement

Deadlines & Announcements

CycleDeadlineAnnouncement of Results
FirstDecember 31End of January the following year
SecondJune 30End of July

※ From 2021, the International Exchange Grants Program's screening cycle will be changed from quarterly screening to twice a year. Applications for Korean literature events or activities held in the first half of 2021 should be submitted byDecember 31, 2020.

※ Applications are accepted for forthcoming events only.

※ The deadline closes at 24:00 KST.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted by email only (exchange@klti.or.kr).

Selection Criteria

  • Viability of the business plan
  • Appropriateness of the funding request
  • Contribution to the promotion of Korean literature and culture
  • Competence of the applicant

Post-selection Procedures

  • The selected candidate will sign a Memorandum of Agreement for the International Exchange Grant with LTI Korea.
  • In principle, the grant will be paid in two installments. However, at the discretion of LTI Korea, it may be paid in full in one installment before or after the project.
  • The project must be carried out and completed within the time frame specified on the application. Any change in schedule must be discussed and agreed upon by LTI Korea in advance.
  • A final report and proof of expenditure must be submitted within one month of the completion of the project. The second installment of the grant will be paid as per the report.

Notes

  • Documents submitted with your application will not be returned.
  • LTI Korea reserves the right to request modifications or adjustments in the project plan.
  • The selected candidate must execute the budget in accordance with the amounts and items approved by LTI Korea.
  • Grantees should submit the Final Report attaching the following documents: 1) Statement of Acknowledgement (See Appendix C) 2) Photocopy of Press Release 3) Event photos 4) Photocopies of receipts.The delay in submitting the Report would result in the deduction of the grant sum.

36 Projects in 2019

QuarterLanguageProjectPeriod
1st
(12)
English
(USA)
Kim Hyesoon 『Autobiography of Death』 Book Tour2019. 2. 9. ~ 2. 17.
AWP Conference2019. 3. 27. ~ 4.1.
UC Berkeley International Korean Literature Conference2019. 4. 26. ~ 4. 27.
English
(Australia)
Adelaide Writers’ Week University of New South Wales2019. 3. 5. ~ 3. 10.
FrenchThe Angoulême International Comics Festival2019. 1. 24. ~ 2. 2.
Paris Book Festival2019. 3. 12. ~ 17.
Lectures Sous L’arbre (Guest of Honor)2019. 8. 19. ~ 8. 26.
GermanLitprom-Literaturtage in Frankfrurt2019. 1. 25. ~ 1. 26.
ChineseSerial publication in literary journal Writer2019. 2. ~ 12.
Japanese『Kim Ji-young, Born 1982』 Author Event2019. 2. 18. ~ 2. 21.
K-book Reading Guidebook2019. 1. ~ 12.
Arabic
(Egypt)
Cairo Literature Festival (Poet Kim Seung-hee)2019. 2. 15. ~ 2. 23.
2nd
(6)
English
(Canada)
Toronto International Festival of Authors2019. 10. 24. ~ 11. 3.
French15th Anniversary of Scènes Coréennes2019. 6. 6. / 6. 12.
GermanHang Kang 『Deine kalten Hande』 Book Event2019. 5. 13.
JapaneseEditors Research Trip to Seoul International Book Fair2019. 6. 20. ~ 21.
ArabicUniversity of Jordan Korean Short Story Translation Contest2019. 6. 20. ~ 7. 20.
AzerbaijaniKyung-sook Shin 『Please Look After Mother』 Promotional Event2019. 5. 1. ~ 5. 31.
3rd
(10)
EnglishSOAS Translation Symposium2019. 9. 12. ~ 9. 13.
GermanInternationales Literaturfestival Berlin2019. 9. 11. ~ 9. 21.
FrenchChang Kang-myoung 『Génération B』 Book Event2019. 10. 2. ~ 10. 8.
The 5th Festival Corée d’Ici2019. 11. 5. ~ 11. 23.
JapaneseKim Ae-ran Author Event2019. 7. 24. ~ 7. 30.
Pyun Hye Young Author Event2019. 8. 3. ~ 8. 6.
Sou Linne Baik Author Event2019. 10. 4. ~ 10. 6.
Korea-Japan Poetry Exchange Association2019. 10. 18.
Gu Byeong-mo Author Event2019. 11. 15. ~ 11. 17.
RussianJeong You Jeong Author Event2019. 9. 8. ~ 9. 12.
4th
(8)
EnglishALTA Conference2019. 11. 7. ~ 10.
Jung Young Moon 『Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River』 US-Canada Book Tour2019. 10. 23. ~ 11. 15.
The 27th Hahn Moo Sook Colloquium2019. 11. 2.
Kim Sagwa 『b, Book, and Me』 Online Promotion2019. 11. ~ 2020. 2.
German
(Austria)
International Literary Festival Erich Fried Days2019. 11. 26. ~ 12. 1.
SpanishArgentina Korean Literature Event 『Korea’s First Feminist Writers』 Book Event2019. 12. 9. ~ 12. 13.
ChineseThe 3rd Korea-China Poetry Conference2019. 11. 30. ~ 12. 4.
CzechLiterary Journey PLAV (Korean Issue)2019. 12. ~ 4.

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