Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2016
Open to: publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital)
Fellowship: travel expenses and accommodation are covered


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 offers to visit publishing houses and booksellers, see market presentations, have match-making events and dinners, networking opportunities in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.


Publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital) can apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship.

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

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.


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?

In order to apply you should fill in the application form and together with letters of recommendation by three international business partners as well as a reference letter by your company’s management will be required to sent to the address given below:

Frankfurt Book Fair
Katharina Wallat
Braubachstr. 16
60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 69 2102-176

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

For more information please visit the official webpage.

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