Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship Guidelines

  • The Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship is given for the translation into English of modern, standard (non-dialect) Italian poetry.
  • The work-in-progress must be a translation into English of twentieth-century Italian poetry. The original poems may be by a single author or by various authors. The fellowship, however, is an individual award. Collaborations are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • To apply, a translator must submit four copies of a proposal describing the work-in-progress, the applicant's credentials, and how the fellowship money will be used. Applications should be no longer than five pages double-spaced.
  • The applicant must verify that he or she has obtained permission to translate the poems specified in his or her application or that the poems are in the public domain.
  • The translator must submit 15 sample pages of the translation in progress as well as copies of the original poems.
  • Each application must be accompanied by a completed entry form signifying the applicant's acceptance of these guidelines.
  • Applications must be postmarked between September 15, 2014 and February 15, 2015. Applications will not be returned. 
  • The Academy will award the winning translator a fellowship of $25,000.  The fellowship winner will also receive a five-week residency at the American Academy in Rome.
  • The fellowship recipient must submit a report at the end of the fellowship year, describing his or her progress, as well as a copy of the completed work or revised manuscript.
  • If published, the work-in-progress must include an acknowledgement of The Academy of American Poets and the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards Fund of The New York Community Trust.
  • The decisions of the Academy of American Poets as to eligibility are final.
  • The Academy reserves the right not to award the fellowship in any given year.