Cornell University, Institute for Comparative Modernities

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Award ID:Cornell-ICM-GSTA [#19988]
Award Title: ICM Global South Translation Award
Award Type:Fellowship or award
Location:various locations
Subject Area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2021/10/08, finished 2022/05/10, listed until 2022/01/31)

*** this award has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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ICM Global South Translation Awards – Spring 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. Recipients of the award will not receive a job offer or academic appointment as part of the award.

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 to complete the project, and the project’s fit with ICM’s priorities.  Translation projects that involve more that 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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