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Cornell University Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM)

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Scholarship Description

Cornell University Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) addresses the transnational scope of the modern in its multifarious articulations with capitalism and colonialism, and their legacies.

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.

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.

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.

Scholarship Value

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.

Scholarship 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.
  • Being a non-resident, remote fellowship designed it allows 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.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a university student.

Opportunity Type

Scholarships and Fellowships

Application Procedure

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.  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 2021 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.

To submit applications, compile all application materials: statement, sample, copyright status (if applicable, and CV, in that order into a single PDF file.

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