The world is becoming a smaller place with instant access to information on a global scale. This makes it essential to have access to capable translators and interpreters. The Gawlicki Family Foundation in Hartford, Connecticut offers grants to colleges or universities that seek to establish undergraduate and graduate level translation programs.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Increasing globalization and large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States are fueling employment growth in this area. Job prospects should be best for those who have professional certification.

Currently, there is only one undergraduate degree program in the United States geared toward training new translators and interpreters and only a handful of master’s level programs. A number of colleges and universities offer translation certification programs. However, those certification programs largely fail to provide the student with the combination of training in language, technology, and subject matter expertise that is required to excel in this profession.

The Gawlicki Family Foundation wants to improve access to accredited translation programs. The Foundation is looking for colleges or universities interested in developing an undergraduate or graduate level degree program focused on training professional translators for careers in the business and scientific communities.

Contact Us today to explore the possibility of obtaining funding for a degree program in translation. Based in Hartford, Connecticut, our foundation serves all of New England. Those with creative ideas for change outside of New England are also encouraged to apply.