Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation
What is the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation?
This is an organisation that provides monetary grants to translators and students. The aim of the foundation is to promote cultural relations between Britain and Sweden.
Where have you heard about the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation?
You might not have done, unless you've ever applied for one of its funding awards. You can apply for financial support from the fund if you're studying Swedish or want to travel to Sweden for research.
What you need to know about Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation.
It was set up in 1927 by the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw, using money from his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. The purpose of the foundation was to fund the translation of Swedish literature into English. Funds given by the foundation include an annual grant worth £100 to five students studying Swedish at a British university. It also set up the £2,000 Bernard Shaw Translation Prize in 1991, which is awarded every three years to a translator for the best translation into English of a Swedish work.