Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2016 (Funded)

Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2016 (Funded)

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Call for Applications- Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Program! First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1998, the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme provides information and networking within the international publishing world. During those last nineteen years, more than 300 participants from 55 countries have gained so far from this experience.

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers.

Fellowship dates: 9 – 23 October 2016.


There is no official age limit, but the programme is aimed at young professionals. Most Frankfurt Fellows are between 30 and 40 years old when they take part in the programme. This opportunity is open to publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital).

  • Several years’ experience in publishing
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • Basic knowledge of the German language recommended

Covered Cost

Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany are covered by the Frankfurt Book Fair. This also goes for part of the food expenses until October 16th. Participants are responsible for covering their travel costs to Frankfurt and back.

How to Apply

A complete application comprises of the following:

  • Your filled-in application form.
  • Three letters of recommendation from international business partners.
  • Letter of recommendation from applicant’s own employer.

Note: Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are asked to send their applications to the German Book Office (GBO) in New Delhi (Contact: Prashasti Rastogi- [email protected])

For more information, visit Frankfurt Fellowship Program.