Alfred Döblin Scholarship

The Alfred Döblin Prize Foundation awards residency scholarships in the Alfred Döblin House in Wewelsfleth (Schleswig-Holstein). The House was left by Günter Grass to the Federal State of Berlin for the promotion of writers; the scholarships are provided to the Alfred Döblin Prize Foundation by the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (Berlin Senate Department for Science, Research and Culture).

The purpose of the Alfred Döblin Scholarship is to promote Berlin writers who have proven their ability in previous publications or demonstrated their literary aptitude in work samples. The Alfred Döblin Scholarships are intended to enable the writers to concentrate on a literary work. This entails the beginning of planned literary works, the realising of drafts, as well as the continuing or completion of works already begun.

Scholarships are usually awarded for a period of three months. Each laureate receives a monthly residency allowance of expected 2,000 Euros in addition to an apartment in the Alfred Döblin House. He/She is required to reside in Wewelsfleth for the duration of the scholarship. A three-member jury will decide over the applications. This jury consists of one representative each from the Akademie der Künste, the P.E.N. Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Berlin Senate Department for Science, Research and Culture. The award is subject to funding being available.

Application form (in German)