The Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation at Trinity College Dublin, the French Embassy in Ireland and Alliance Française Dublin seek applications from French literary translators for a residential translator fellowship in Dublin. These prestigious fellowships are awarded to practising literary translators who are working on the translation of a work of literature by an Irish author into French.
Fellowships last eight weeks and include travel and living expenses and accommodation, as well as a dedicated workspace at the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. Fellows have access to the library of Trinity College Dublin, and to a wide range of facilities at the University, contact with members of the academic staff, free attendance at a range of events across the university, and especially at the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation.
During their residency, Translation Fellows are asked to devote themselves to their work as literary translators, become active members of the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, and to use the Centre as their main work base. They will interact with the wider College community, take part in public events organised by Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, the Alliance Française and the French Embassy, and join classes with post-graduate students in literary translation.
At end of their stay, Translation Fellows are asked to showcase their translation work at a public event hosted by Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. They may also return to Dublin to launch the publication of their book at the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. Translation Fellows are responsible for obtaining any necessary documents/visas to come to Ireland, and for obtaining international health insurance. Fellows must comply with all vaccination and quarantine requirements set by the Irish Government and Trinity College Dublin.
This year’s Fellowship is scheduled to take place in October-November 2021.