The HALMA scholarship wants to enable and to deepen cooperation between the literary scenes of different European countries. Holders of a HALMA scholarship establish ties with colleagues beyond national borders. They are both ambassadors and connecting links between their native and their host countries. The establishment of relations between guests and hosts should function and continue to grow beyond the duration of the scholarship itself.
An application is not possible.
At the end of the scholarship, every holder may publish via the HALMA network. This publication is a literary text or essay which deals with experiences made in the context of the scholarship, or topics of the Halma network. It may also be an extract of a translation made in the context of the scholarship. All of these works are collected and published in the online library of the HALMA website.
The HALMA grants programme was financed by the culture programme of the European Commission from November 2009 to November 2010.