ICM Global South Translation Fellowship 2021 for Translators ($5,000 grant)

Fellowship in Education and Languages , in Social Science Email Opportunity
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 86395

Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) invites applications from translators for a grant of up to $5000 to accomplish translations of works from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, etc.) into English.  Within this fellowship, the recipients will complete the work outside of Cornell University_ in a remote fellowship. It is a great opportunity for those established translators who love to be engaged in and work on scholarly projects.

Fellowship details

Application deadline: 10 December 2020

Awarding institution: Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Cornell University

Type: Non-resident & remote

What will the project include?

Works under the fellowship project may be retranslations of old, classic writings, or previously untranslated works, collections of poetry, prose, or critical theory.  Also, the project may be a work-in-process or a new project manageable within the range of the award.

With stress on developments outside the historical West, it fosters the study of artistic, intellectual, and social movements attending modern formations. You can read ICM’s publication’s here.

Grant amount

The institute will offer fellows awards that will range from $1000 to $5000, depending upon the project’s scope.

How can you apply?

Eligible and interested applicants must submit their application via email to [email protected]

To submit applications, combine all application materials into a single PDF document. 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 it to the above email.

Mandatory documents

Applications must include:

  • A two-page CV/résumé including institutional relationship, educational credentials, including highest degree earned, and key publications/works produced
  • A two-page narrative describing the translation to be carried out during the fellowship timeframe, a rationale for the work’s importance, a justification for a re-translation, if applicable, and planned completion dates.

* ICM assumes completion of the translations by the end of the 2021 calendar year.

  •  A four-five page (double-spaced) example of the original text(s) and translation.
  • A description of the translation’s copyright status: If the work is not in the public domain, please attach a copy of the copyright permission from the original text and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English language rights to the work are in place.


The ICM board will evaluate the applications. Decisions will be made based on the quality of the proposed project, the established potential of the applicant to complete the project, and the project’s conformance with ICM’s priorities.

You may refer to the official link should you need further information and insights.

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