The aim of the fellowship is to make important texts in African and African Diaspora studies accessible to a wider readership across the world. This is why it is a non-residential fellowship that allows the recipient scholar to complete the work outside of The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE).
Worth of Award
- 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.
- two-page CV/résumé including institutional affiliation, qualifications, including highest degree received, and key publications/works produced.
- 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.
- 4-5 five-page (double-spaced) samples of the original text(s) and translation.
- 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].
How to Apply
All applications for the Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship should be made online via the official website.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.