The Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024

The Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024

The Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024

The Africa Institute is now accepting applications for the fourth cohort of its Global Africa Translation Fellowship for 2024 as part of its African Languages and Translation Program. The fellowship is worth a $5,000 grant for scholars.

The Africa Institute is offering a non-residential fellowship of up to $5,000 to scholars from the Global South to translate texts from the African continent and its diaspora into either English or Arabic. The purpose of the fellowship is to make these works available to a larger audience outside of Africa. The fellowship offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for approved projects, which can include retranslations of classic texts, works that have not been translated yet, poetry, prose, and/or critical theory collections. The grant is available for either a completed project or one that can be finished within the duration of the grant

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Application Requirements for The Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024:

Interested applicants must include the following below.

  • A two-page CV/resume 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.

All submitted applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing a statement, sample, copyright status (if applicable), and CV in that order.

Label the file with the applicant’s name as LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME.pdf and include the same name in the subject line of the email (LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME application). Attach the PDF to the email and send it to

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2023.

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.

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