Call for 2017 Translators in Residence

The LTI Korea hosts 2017 Translator-in-Residence program to offer the very best translators from abroad the opportunity to come face to face with the flow of Korean literary and creative culture and gain a deeper understanding of Korean literature. The experience is intended to facilitate the production of truly outstanding translations.

Target Participants (Qualifications)

Translators, scholars and other translation/publication professionals residing overseas who meet one of the following conditions:

  • Has had at least 1 translated work (literature/culture/arts) published overseas
  • Has been the recipient of a Korean or international prize for the translation of a Korean literary, cultural or artistic text
  • Has made a significant contribution to the dissemination of Korean literature overseas
Support Offered
  • Financial Support: Living expenses (1.5 million KRW/30 days) and return airfare, accommodation
  • Activities Provided: meetings between translators and writers, literary tours, translations seminars, etc.

Program Period: July 2017 – February 2018

This program will operate temporarily for the year 2017

Length of Stay: 30 days within the program period

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents by email (
  1. Residency program application form (fixed format, can be downloaded from the LTI Korea website)
  2. Personal statement (any format, around 3 pages of A4)
  3. Translation research activity proposal (any format, around 4 pages of A4)
  4. Agreement to the collection of personal information (can be downloaded from the LTI Korea website)


Selection Announcement: Applicants will be notified of their status in June. The list of successful candidates will also be put up on the LTI Korea website (


Cultural Exchange & Public Relations Team, Heesu CHOI ( / +82-2-6919-7722)

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