PIIRS Translation Funds

Deadline

March 30, 2024

Further questions or inquiries can be addressed to 
PIIRS director, Deborah Yashar (cc:ing Deputy Director David Jarvis, Executive Director Susan Bindig, and Finance Manager Karen Koller).

Provides funds to translate published works and make them accessible to the people engaged with during the research process

Regional and international research necessarily requires work around the world. Yet, our published work is often not accessible to the very people we engaged during the research process — via interviews, focus groups, intellectual collaboration, etc. This new fund aims to redress this gap in how we share and distribute our work.


Funding for Articles and Books

Applications might request support to translate an article (requesting up to $1500) or book (requesting up to $15,000) — with the amount requested depending on the length of a given piece. Alongside translation costs, the applicant can also request resources to create foreign-language short videos of the translated publication and/or to purchase 10 copies of the translated book/article to donate to institutions or people in the country in question.


Eligibility

Full-time faculty are eligible to apply for publications that are accepted for publication (forthcoming) and/or already published. PIIRS will prioritize applications from scholars who have not yet received this translation grant.


Application

Applications should be sent by October 30, 2023 or March 30, 2024 to PIIRS Director Deborah Yashar. Applicants should submit a 2- to 3-page request that indicates the following:

  • Bibliographic information and executive summary of the piece to be translated (including co/authorship; title; journal/press; year); 
    • If available, please include a link to the publication.
  • Proposed language for translation;
  • Publisher and/or professional translator who would undertake this job (including official contracts and budgets, where available);
  • How/where this piece would be distributed;
  • Rationale for why this piece should be translated: Why it is important to translate the piece into a given language? How it will increase access  and for whom?;
  • History of award: Have you received this award in the past? If so, for which publication and in which year?

Any questions, please contact the PIIRS director, Deborah Yashar (cc:ing Deputy Director David Jarvis, Executive Director Susan Bindig, and Finance Manager Karen Koller).