Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship from the Global South 2022

The Africa Institute invites applications for the Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship from the Global South in 2022.

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.
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Very Important

  • 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].
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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.


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