ICM Global South Translation Fellowships 2021($5000)

Fellowship program, International fellowship, Translational fellowship, Fellowship for translators, fellowship for Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, ICM Global South Translation Fellowships Spring 2021($5000), Cornell University, Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Grant fellowship

Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) welcomes applications from translators for a grant to complete translations of works from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, etc) into English.

This is a non-resident, remote fellowship designed to allow the recipient to complete the work outside of Cornell University. Selected works may be retranslations of old, classic texts, or previously untranslated works, collections of poetry, prose, or critical theory.

ICM assumes completion of the translations by the end of the 2021 calendar year. The project may be a work-in-process or a new project manageable within the scope of the award.

The Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) addresses the transnational scope of the modern in its multifarious articulations with capitalism and colonialism and their legacies.  With an emphasis on developments outside the historical West, it promotes the study of artistic, intellectual, and social movements attending formations of the modern. Crucial to the ICM’s mission is an inquiry into epistemologies and paradigms emerging from societies and spaces beyond the West.


The awards will range from $1000 to $5000, depending on the scope of the project.

Application Process

To apply for this scholarship, candidates must submit

  • 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, a rationale for the importance of the work, a justification for a re-translation if applicable, and a proposed dates of completion.

via email to icm.fellowships@cornell.edu.

Deadline: December 10, 2020

For more information visit the official site.