THE AFRICA INSTITUTE GLOBAL AFRICA TRANSLATION FELLOWSHIP 2025 FOR SCHOLARS ($5,000 GRANT)

Applications are now open for THE AFRICA INSTITUTE GLOBAL AFRICA TRANSLATION FELLOWSHIP 2025. As part of its African Languages and Translation Program, The Africa Institute invites applications to the fourth cohort of the Global Africa Translation Fellowship for the year 2024.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2024.

For a stipend of up to $5,000 to finish translating works from the African continent and its diaspora into English or Arabic (additional languages are accepted), the fellowship accepts proposals from all throughout the Global South.

This is a non-residential fellowship that 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 a wider readership across the world.

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Funding for the fellowship might range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the scope and caliber of the project. Projects that are chosen may include critical theory collections, poetry, prose, previously untranslated works, or retranslations of classic literature. The project might be a work-in-progress or a brand-new endeavor that can be finished within the grant’s deadline.

Application Procedure for THE AFRICA INSTITUTE GLOBAL AFRICA TRANSLATION FELLOWSHIP 2025:

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-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 a 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 applications@theafricainstitute.org.

For More Information and to apply for the Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship. Visit the THE AFRICA INSTITUTE GLOBAL AFRICA TRANSLATION FELLOWSHIP 2025 FOR SCHOLARS’ official website.

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