Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024 (Grant of up to $5,000) – Apply Now

The Africa Institute is now accepting applications for the fourth cohort of the Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024, as part of its African Languages and Translation Programme. Thanks to this non-residential fellowship, the recipient researcher is allowed to finish the work outside of The Africa Institute (Sharjah, UAE). The fellowship seeks to increase the global audience of significant texts in African and African Diaspora studies.

Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship

Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024

The Africa Institute was founded in December 1976 as a centre for studies on Africa and the African Diaspora. Its first Symposium on African and Arab Relations was held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). About Forty-five African and Arab intellectuals were invited to the symposium, which was sponsored by His Highness Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah), and a member of the UAE Supreme Council.

One of the main suggestions was the creation of an institute for African and Arab ties with its headquarters located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, that would concentrate on the research and recording of historical connections.


  • Funding for the Global Africa Translation Fellowship might range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the scope and breadth of the project.
  • The reward sum will be paid out in two installments. The first payment is to be made at the beginning of the project, and the second payment is to be made when the job is finished. A copy of the translation must be sent to the Africa Institute for archival purposes alone.
  • Unless the recipient agrees, the translation will not be published or used for any other reason.

Eligiblity Requirements

  • Applications for the fellowship are invited from all around the Global South to complete translating works from Africa and its diaspora into Arabic or English (other languages are taken into consideration).
  • The faculty and research fellows of The Africa Institute will assess each application. The quality of the proposal and the applicant’s proven ability to finish the project will be taken into consideration when selecting the recipients.
  • Projects that are chosen may include critical theory collections, poetry, prose, previously untranslated works, or retranslations of classic literature.
  • The project might be a work-in-progress or a brand-new endeavour that can be finished within the grant’s deadline.


In applying for the Africa Institute Global Africa Translation Fellowship 2024, applicants must include the following:

  • A CV/resume (2 pages max), including institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, highest degree obtained, and key publications/works produced
  • An explanation of the translation to be undertaken during the fellowship period, and importance of the work, including a justification for a re-translation, where necessary, and proposed dates of completion (two pages)
  • A double space 4–5-page sample of the original text(s) and translation.
  • Details and explanation of the work’s copyright status
  • Applications must be submitted a single PDF file.

For more information, please visit the Fellowship official website on:

Application Deadline

1 June 2024.

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