Friday, June 22, 2012

Deadline June 29 | American Translators Association Student Translation Award ($500 top prize | undergraduate/ graduate)

Post date: Friday, June 22, 2012
Deadline: 29 June 2012

In 2012, ATA will award a grant-in-aid to a student for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project.

The project, which may be derived from any facet of translation studies, should result in a project with post-grant applicability, such as a publication, a conference presentation, or teaching materials. Computerized materials are ineligible, as are dissertations and theses. Translations must be from a foreign language INTO ENGLISH. Previously untranslated works are preferred.


The award, to be presented at ATA's 53rd Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (October 24-27, 2012), is open to any graduate or undergraduate student, or group of students, attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference will be given to students who have been or are currently enrolled in translator training programs. Students who have already published translations are ineligible. No individual student may submit more than one entry.


Applicants must complete an entry form and submit a project description not to exceed 500 words. If the project is a translation, the description must present the work in its context and include a substantive statement of the difficulties and innovations involved in the project and the post-competition form the work will take. The application must be accompanied by a statement of support from the faculty member who is supervising the project. This letter should demonstrate the supervisor’s intimate familiarity with the student’s work and include detailed assessments of the project’s significance and of the student’s growth and development in translation.

If the project involves an actual translation, a translation sample of not less than 400 and not more than 500 words, together with the corresponding source-language text, must accompany the application. The translation sample may consist of two or more separate passages from the same work. For poetry, the number of words must total at least 300.


$500, a certificate of recognition, and up to $500 toward expenses for attending ATA's 53rd Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (October 24-27, 2012). One or more certificates may also be awarded to runners-up.

Please send the entry form and application materials to:

Student Translation Award
Muriel M. Jérôme-O'Keeffe, President
American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation, Inc.
c/o American Translators Association
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: +1-703-683-6100
Fax: +1-703-683-6122


For inquiries/ submissions: