The Africa Institute Global Translation Fellowship 2022

The Global Africa Translation 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.

As part of its African Languages and Translation Program, The Africa Institute announces the Global Africa Translation Fellowship. This is a non-residential fellowship that 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 a wider readership across the world. 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.


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


The Global Translation Fellowship is open to African Scholars all over the world.

Selection Criteria

The Africa Institute’s faculty and research fellows will review all applications on the basis of the quality of the proposal, and the demonstrating capacity of the applicant to complete the project.

Application Process

The following documents are required for the Global Translation Fellowship:

  • 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 carriedout during the fellowship period, and an explanation of the importance of the work;
  • A five page (double-spaced) sample of the original text(s) and translation;
  • An explanation of the work’s copyright status.
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Deadline: October 15, 2021.

For more information on the Global Translation Fellowship, visit the official site.

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