Booksellers, publishers and editors, as well as rights and licensing managers, from around the world can submit applications now / Application deadline: 30 April 2022
Frankfurter Buchmesse has been promoting networking and further education for international industry representatives for many decades by organising various fellowship and grant programmes. Applications are now open for the following international programmes: Frankfurt International Booksellers, Frankfurt Invitation Programme, Frankfurt Fellowship and Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship. Booksellers, publishers and editors, as well as rights and licensing managers from around the world can submit applications now; the application deadline is 30 April 2022. The deadline for the Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship is 15 March 2022.
Frankfurt International Booksellers – the programme for international booksellers enters its second edition
This biennial programme was first launched in 2020 and is aimed at international booksellers who would like to gain a concrete insight into the German book market and German publishing production. 15 international booksellers will be selected by Frankfurter Buchmesse to take part in this exclusive training, exchange and networking programme (17-21 October 2022). Requirements for participation include several years of work in the book trade, good command of English and experience in selling foreign-language titles. The programme is organised with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (subject to change).
Further information: buchmesse.de/en/fellowship-and-grant-programmes/frankfurt-international-booksellers
Frankfurt Invitation Programme – the invitation programme for small independent publishing companies
Every year, as part of the Frankfurt Invitation Programme, Frankfurter Buchmesse invites small independent publishing companies to present themselves at the fair, to network internationally and to take an active part in the biggest industry meeting. The carefully selected guests from Africa, Asia, the Arab world, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe receive a free stand at the fair in addition to travel and accommodation expenses. The first virtual meetings and webinars will take place in the summer of 2022 and the programme participants will take part in seminar events one week before the start of the fair. The programme is funded by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Federal Foreign Office (subject to change).
Further information on the programme, the application procedure and testimonials from former participants: buchmesse.de/en/fellowship-and-grant-programmes/invitation-programmes
Frankfurt Fellowship – the programme for young publishers, editors, literary agents, rights and licensing managers
The intensive training and networking programme Frankfurt Fellowship has been promoting knowledge transfer and the expansion of an international book industry network since 1998. Young professionals from the publishing industry – publishers, editors, licensing managers and booksellers – can now apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship 2022. The requirements for participation include several years of work in the publishing industry, a good command of English, and three letters of recommendation from international business partners.
The agenda of the Frankfurt Fellowship (9-23 October 2022), which is also financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office (subject to change), includes visits to publishing houses, agencies and bookshops, market presentations, matchmaking events and numerous networking opportunities in Frankfurt and Berlin, as well as at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The age limit for this programme is 30 years, in exceptional cases 35 years.
The application form, further information and testimonials from previous fellows can be found on the website: buchmesse.de/en/fellows
Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship – the programme for young publishers, editors as well as rights and licensing managers
The application phase for the Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship (7-22 June 2022) is still open until 15 March 2022. Over 600 book industry professionals have participated in the prestigious programme over the past 30 years. The aim of the programme is to give the next generation of book industry professionals from Germany, France and Switzerland the opportunity to acquire new professional, linguistic and intercultural skills.
The costs for the Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship (preparatory course, accommodation, food and travel) are covered by the Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW) in cooperation with programme partners Frankfurter Buchmesse, the society for promoting French literature abroad (BIEF) and Pro Helvetia. During study trips, participants receive a scholarship worth 450 € from the DFJW. The age limit for this programme is 30 years, in exceptional cases 35 years.
Further information: buchmesse.de/en/fellowship-and-grant-programmes/paris-frankfurt-fellowship