About the Endowment

The Lois Roth Endowment honors the life and work of Lois Wersba Roth by promoting and encouraging dialogue across national, linguistic, disciplinary and cultural boundaries, focusing on countries that were especially important to Lois in her life and career. The Endowment seeks to do this in four ways: Awards for Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals working in the service of US cultural diplomacy; Translation Awards foster respect for literary translation; Project Support helps young people in countries to which Lois was particularly attached accomplish projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences and is awarded only in tandem with primary funding agencies; and Sponsored Programs pursue parallel goals through on-going collaborative programs. Roth Endowment awards, project support and sponsored programs build on close collaborations with a wide range of partner organizations, including:

American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIS)
American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
Australian‐American Fulbright Commission
Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF)
Fulbright Finland Foundation
Fulbright Sweden
Fulbright New Zealand
U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation
Modern Language Association of America
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State
US‐UK Fulbright Commission