Sunday Submissions: Global Africa Translation Fellowship

The Africa Institute invites applications for their Global Africa Translation Fellowship by October 15:

They write:

African Institute

The fellowship welcomes applications from across the Global South for a grant of up to $5,000 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.

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

Submissions must include:

  • CV/resumé (two pages)
  • two pages explaining the proposed translation, the work’s significance, and a timeline
  • a sample of the original text and the translation (4-5 pages, double-spaced)
  • explanation of the works copyright status

Find the call and detailed submission guidelines on their website and submit your application by October 15, 2022 to translation@theafricainstitute.org.

Leonie Rau

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