NIF Invites Applications for Translator Fellowship Round 2

  • Fellowships will be awarded for a period of 6 months with a stipend of 6 lakh to each recipient

The New India Foundation (NIF) has invited the applications for second round of NIF Translations Fellowships that will be awarded in 2024. This fellowship is at encouraging translations from important non-fiction works in Indian languages into English.

Translator proposals are invited for 10 Indian languages including Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil and Urdu. To ensure the highest levels of selection and support, each language has a corresponding Expert from our Language Expert Committee, which is comprised of notable Indian authors and researchers. The Fellowship will be awarded on the basis of the choice of text, quality of translation and overall project proposal.

Fellowships will be awarded for a period of 6 months with a stipend of 6 lakhs to each recipient. It will be awarded to translators or writers working on bringing historical Indian-language texts to an English publication. By the end of the year, fellows are expected to publish the translated works, which will be an extension of their winning proposals.

“The Translation Fellowships are an attempt to bring Indian knowledge in Indian languages to wider audiences by publishing them in English. There are rich intellectual traditions in our bhashas which deserve to be made accessible and this is our effort towards that,” Manish Sabharwal, Managing Trustee, New India Foundation, said.

Applications are open from 20 September 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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