Call for application

The call for applications for the 13th edition of the scholarship programme for writers, poets, translators of literature, critics, essayists and journalists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary has been launched. The 32 residents will realise their projects in four Host Institutions from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

The operator of the programme is the Villa Decius Association.

It is based on a partnership of 4 Host Institutions, one in each V4 country: Institut umění – Divadelní ústav (Arts and Theatre Institute) in Prague, Peto fi Irodalmi Mu zeum (Peto fi Literary Museum) in Budapest, Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza (Villa Decius Association) in Krakow and Slovenské literárne centrum (Slovak Literary Centre).

The Program will provide opportunities to host from and in all V4 member states and to support work and mobility of talented Literary Residents, to create a platform for information exchange and to support development and promotion of the V4 literature in Central Europe.

The 2024 edition of the Program will enable 32 Literary Residents to carry their literary projects in 4 Host Institutions in one of the given periods: 1st May – 12th June 2024 (Compact Spring Edition) or 1st September – 30th November 2024 (Regular Autumn Edition).

Each of the Host Institutions will be responsible for organizing two stays of two groups of 4 Literary Residents each (one from the Czech Republic, one from Hungary, one from Poland and one from Slovakia), who will be working on their individual literary projects, and also participate together in literary event(s) organized in the hosting city by the Host Institution.

The recruitment process of 32 grantees of the Program (8 from the Czech Republic, 8 from
Hungary, 8 from Poland and 8 Slovakia) will be based on individual applications submitted via an online application form.

The residences will be assigned to applicants in a 3 stage selection process by a national and
international Selection Panel on the basis of proportional and equal involvement of Czech,
Hungarian, Polish and Slovak residents and Host Institutions.

The scholarship includes a stay in the chosen city and a stipend of €1,300 gross (Compact Spring Edition) or €2,400 gross (Standard Autumn Edition), as well as support from the Host Institution in preparing the stay, organising literary meetings, interviews and workshops, and establishing contacts with publishers and literary critics.

Recruitment for the programme runs from 15 September to 15 October 2023.

Recruitment criteria available here:


More information and helpdesk:
Paweł Łyżwiński:
Technical problems with online application:
Tereza Vitiz: vitiz@visegradfund.or




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