Charles M. Stern Autonomous Grant
For the benefit of members of the New York Circle of Translators
NYCT members have the privilege of being the beneficiaries of a generous bequest left by
Mr. Charles M. Stern, funding that can be disbursed in the form of discretionary grants to assist qualifying members to participate in professional development events. Every year, the NYCT Board makes decisions on the events that qualify for Stern grants, the number of grants offered and the amount of the grants.
Criteria for application will be announced as events and grants become available and will be announced to members via email and on this website. Applicants must be NYCT members in good standing and must have been members for at least two years prior to application.
Charles M. Stern was a dignified, learned and witty British gentleman; a founding member, former treasurer and great supporter of the New York Circle; and the 1984 recipient of ATA’s prestigious Alexander Gode medal. A mathematician-turned-translator, he found great joy in poring over his vast collection of books and dictionaries in search of a word. But he was also very social. Charles delighted in the camaraderie of his fellow NY Circle members and never missed a meeting. He very much wanted to leave the Circle something in return.
We owe him a debt of gratitude.