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International Exchange Grants


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 31 July, 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 by 31 January, 2021.
※ This grant program is not eligible for international publishers. International publishers that have published or are expected to publish works by Korean authors can apply for the “LTI Korea Promotion and Marketing Grant for International Publishers.”

International Exchange Grants


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


  • 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. Word Excel 
    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. meal plans 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 15% self-borne cost in the budget plan. Organizing parties of literary festivals should cover the honorarium of the Korean author they wish to invite.

Required Documents

  • 1Application
    ※ Please provide other supporting documents if necessary: project plan, contracts, promotional materials, letters of invitation

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

  • 3Statement of Acknowledgement

Deadlines & Announcements

Deadlines & Announcements
CycleDeadlineAnnouncement of Results
FirstJanuary 31End of February
SecondJuly 31End of August

※ 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 by 31 January, 2021.
※ Applications are accepted for forthcoming events only.
※ The deadline closes at 24:00 KST.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted by email only (

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.


  • 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.

20 Projects in 2020



Kim Yi-deum Blood Sisters Book Tour/ AWP Conference

2020. 2. 28. ~ 3. 10.

Jake Levine East Coast Lecture and Reading Tour

2020. 2. 12. ~ 2. 22.


Newspaper Supplement on Korean Literature in TAZ

2020. 3.

Berlin Poetry Festival Commemorating Holderlin’s 250th Anniversary

2020. 3. 17. ~ 3. 19.


Local Promotion of the Spanish Edition of Almond

2020. 3. ~ 4.



Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT) Online Translator in Residence

2020. 5. 1. ~ 8. 31.


Production of Video on the 100 Years of Korean Literature

2019. 9. ~ 2020. 11.




PEN America Online Translators’ Conference

2020. 5. ~ 9.

Chicago Review Contemporary Korean Poetry Dossier

2020. 7. ~ 2021. 1.


Residency for Korean Writer and Translator at the Queen’s College, Oxford

2021. 4. ~ 2021. 6.


International Literature Festival Berlin

2020. 9. 19. ~ 9. 20.


International Literature Festival Odessa

2020. 9. 23. ~ 9. 27.


Online Author Talk on Choi Eun-mi The Ninth Wave

2020. 9. 26.


Promotion of Korean Bestsellers in Lithuania

2020. 9. 7. ~ 10. 30.


Jordan University Korean Short Story Translation Contest

2020. 7. 26. ~ 11. 5.



A Conversation and Reading with Bora Chung and Anton Hur

2021. 2. 25.


Online Korean Literature Concert at the National Library of Mexico

2021. 1. 30.


Production of Online Videos and Offline Lecture on Korean Literature in Taiwan

2020. 10. 1. ~ 12. 31.


K-BOOK Guidebook to Reading Korean Literature, Vol. 7.

2020. 11. 15.


Online Book Review Contest of Wizard Bakery

2020. 12. 15.

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