ICM Global South Translation Fellowships 2022

DEADLINE: January 1, 2022

ICM Global South Translation Fellowships 2022

Application is now open for ICM Global South Translation Fellowships 2022, Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities welcomes applications from translators for a grant of up to $5000 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.  The awards will range from $1000 to $5000, depending on the scope of the project. Selected works 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-process, or a new project manageable within the scope of the award.

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.

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Cornell aspires to be the exemplary comprehensive research university for the 21st century. Faculty, staff and students thrive at Cornell because of its unparalleled combination of quality and breadth; its open, collaborative and innovative culture; its founding commitment to diversity and inclusion; its vibrant rural and urban campuses; and its land-grant legacy of public engagement.

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 Benefits

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

Eligibilities

Must be a university student.

Eligible Regions: Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, etc)

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications will be reviewed by the ICM board.
  • Decisions will be made based on the quality of the proposed project, the demonstrated capability of the applicant(s) to complete the project, and the project’s fit with ICM’s priorities.
  • Translation projects that involve more than one translator are also welcome.
  • If the project is collaborative, please apply under one application with a designated principal translator and a CV/résumé for each collaborator.
  • Applications must include:
    • 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 proposed dates of completion.  ICM assumes completion of the translations by the end of the 2022 calendar year.  The project may be a work-in-progress or a new project that fits within the timeframe of the grant.
    •  A four-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

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