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Africa Institute 2022 Global Africa Translation Fellowship

Applications are open for the Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2022. This fellowship is part of the Africa Institute’s African Languages and Translation Program. The fellowship welcomes applications from across the Global South for a grant 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.

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About Africa Institute

The African Institute is an interdisciplinary academic research institute dedicated to the study,research and documentation of Africa,its people and its cultures;its complex past,present and future;its manifold connections with the wider world. Established in 2018, The Africa Institute in Sharjah, UAE, is an interdisciplinary academic research institute dedicated to the study, research, and documentation of Africa and the African diaspora. As the only institution of its kind located in the Gulf—the historical nexus of African-Arab cultural exchange—The Africa Institute is u... read more


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Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship

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


Requirements for Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship Qualification

  • Open to applicants from across the Global South;
  • 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.

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Documents Required for Application

  • A two-page CV/résumé 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 five 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.


Application Deadline

October 15, 2021


How to Apply

For more details,visit African Institute website



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