We offer grants to support translators of books and papers addressing our project themes.
As part of the Global Philosophy of Religion Project, we will offer grants to scholars who will translate books or papers in the philosophy of religion from English to a non-English language, or vice versa. Priority will be given to reputable philosophy of religion books or papers addressing one or more of our three project themes, which can be read widely by students and researchers.
We award the fixed amount of £10,000 each to translate a book and the fixed amount of £1000 each to translate a paper. We expect that the awarded translations will be published by leading publishers and the awarded grants will be used mainly for labour, subsidy, rights and permissions and all other costs associated with the publication of the translated works.
Applicants are required to submit the following items written in English as a single PDF file by the 31st March 2021 (GMT):
Completed application form
2-page CV(s) of the applicant(s) (i.e., the translator(s))
Please email your completed applications to
email@example.com with the following subject heading: “Translation Grant [YOUR NAME]”.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
The book or paper to be translated addresses one or more of our three project themes ((i) the existence and nature of deities; (ii) death and immortality; (iii) evil and suffering in the world) and it is written by a philosopher of religion(s) other than the translator(s) themselves.
The complete translated manuscript of a paper must be submitted to us by the 15th January 2022 (GMT) and the complete translated manuscript of a book must be submitted to us by the 15th December 2022 (GMT) without delay.
The right to translate must be at least provisionally confirmed with the original publisher before applying for the grant.
We particularly welcome translators who wish to (i) publish English translations of philosophical work related to regions and religious traditions that are underrepresented in the largely Anglo-American field of the philosophy of religion or (ii) publish non-English translations of reputable work related to any religious traditions in philosophy of religion originally published in English.
The selection committee will assess each application according to the following selection criteria:
The quality of the proposal
The relevance of the nominated book or paper to one or more of our three project themes
The applicant’s track record of publication or translation commensurate with career stage
The expected impact the proposed project will make on the globalization of the philosophy of religion
The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make progress on central issues in the philosophy of religion by incorporating diverse religious perspectives. Therefore, translations of works that are primarily historical or exegetical, or works that focus on promoting mere tolerance across religions, will not be funded.
The outcome of applications will be notified by the 30th of June 2021.
If you have any questions about the application process contact our Project Manager, Kally Bhartti (K.Bhartti@bham.ac.uk)