Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship for African Students 2024 – Apply Now

Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship for African Students 2024 – Apply Now

Firstly, The Africa Institute is accepting submissions for the fourth cohort of the Global Africa Translation Fellowship for the year 2024 as part of its African Languages and Translation Program.

For a grant of up to $5,000 to finish translations of works from the African continent and its diaspora into English or Arabic, the fellowship is accepting applications from all around the Global South. This non-residential scholarship enables the recipient scholar to finish the work anywhere than at The Africa Institute in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The fellowship’s objective is to increase global readership of significant texts in African and African Diaspora studies.

Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship for African Students 2024
Opportunity For African’s

Again, Depending on the caliber and scope of the project, the fellowship awards funding in the range of $1,000 – $5,000. Retranslations of antiquated classic literature, untranslated works, collections of poetry, prose, or critical theory are all examples of projects that may be chosen. The project could also be in progress or brand-new, provided it can be finished within the grant’s period.

Method of Selection

  • Again, note that the faculty and research colleagues of The Africa Institute will look at each application.
  • Applicants will be selected for awards based on their proposals and track record.
  • The award money will be split in two equal portions.
  • The first half of the payment is to be transferred at the beginning of the project, and the second half is to be transferred at its conclusion.
  • For preservation purposes solely, the Africa Institute requests getting a copy of the translation. Unless otherwise agreed upon with the awardee, the translation will not be made public or used for any other reasons.

Applications must contain:

  • A two-page overview of the translation project to be done during the fellowship time, together with arguments for its significance, any plans for a re-translation, and estimated completion dates. A fresh project that falls within the grant’s period or a work-in-progress are both acceptable options.
  • Also include a two-page CV/résumé that details your institution’s affiliation, educational background, including the highest degree you have earned, and significant works you have published or created
  • 4-5 pages (double-spaced), including both the original text and translation.
  • Provide copyright notice and letter from copyright holder to confirm English language rights.

Funding For Global Africa Translation Fellowship

Depending on the caliber and scope of the project, the fellowship awards funding in the range of $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligibility For Global Africa Translation Fellowship

  • Also Note that all applicants from the Global South are welcome to apply.
  • Complete translations of works from the African continent and its diaspora into English or Arabic should be the focus of grant requests.
  • Old, classic texts that haven’t been translated before, as well as collections of poetry, prose, or critical theory, may all be included in the projects that are chosen. The project could be in progress or brand-new, provided it can be finished within the grant’s period.

Application Deadline:

Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Method Of Application

Applications must be sent in a single PDF file that contains a statement, sample, copyright status (if applicable), and CV.

Finally, The file should be named LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME.pdf and contain the applicant’s name.
Use the same name as the email subject line (LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME application) to send a PDF attachment to translation@theafricainstitute.org.

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