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30 Apr 2016

Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2016

fellowship_programme_2015_230x160_55497Publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital) can apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship. The programme is aimed at young professionals (mostly aged 30-40) and provides a specialist networking and meetings programme 9-23 October built around the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.

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. We visit publishing houses and booksellers, see market presentations, have match-making events and dinners, and offer our fellows networking opportunities in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.

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.

Application requirements


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


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

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.

Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are asked to send their applications to the German Book Office (GBO) in New Delhi.

Deadline: 30 April 2016