Deadline: October 15, 2021

Applications are open for the Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2022. This fellowship is part of the Africa Institute’s African Languages and Translation Program. The fellowship welcomes applications from across the Global South for a grant to complete translations of works from the African continent and its diaspora, into English or Arabic.

This is a non-residential fellowship which allows the recipient scholar to complete the work outside of The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE). The aim of the fellowship is to make important texts in African and African Diaspora studies accessible to wider readership across the world.

Funding

  • The fellowship provides funding in the range of $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the quality and breadth of the project.

Eligibility

  • Open to applicants from across the Global South;
  • Selected projects may be retranslations of old, classic texts, or previously untranslated works, collections of poetry, prose, or critical theory;
  • The project may be a work-in-progress, or a new project feasible for completion within the timeframe of the grant.

Selection Criteria

All applications will be reviewed by the Africa Institute’s faculty and research fellows. Recipients will be chosen based on quality of the proposal, and the demonstrated capacity of the applicant to complete the project.

Application

Applications must include:

  • A two-page CV/résumé including institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, including highest degree received, and key publications/works produced
  • A two-page narrative explaining the translation to be undertaken during the fellowship period, an explanation of the importance of the work, a justification for a re-translation, if applicable, and proposed dates of completion. The project may be a work-in-progress, or a new project that fits within the timeframe of the grant.
  • A 4-5 five page (double-spaced) sample of the original text(s) and translation.
  • An explanation of the work’s copyright status: If the work is not in the public domain, please include a copy of the copyright notice from the original text, and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English language rights to the work are available.

Submitted applications must include statement, sample, copyright status (if applicable), and CV, in that order into a single PDF file. Name the file with the applicant’s name in this format: LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME.pdf. Use the same name in the email subject heading LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME application and send PDF as an email attachment to [email protected]

For more information, visit Africa Institute.

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