Literature Ireland

Call for Applications: Literary Translator-in-Residence in Galway, Ireland

We are delighted to announce the inaugural 2024 Translator Fellowship with the Emily Anderson Centre for Translation Research and Practice at the University of Galway, Ireland. The fellowship is financially supported by the University of Galway’s College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies and awarded in partnership with Literature Ireland, the government-funded organisation with responsibility for the promotion of Irish literature abroad, primarily in translation. It is aimed at literary translators who are working on the translation of a work of contemporary literature by an Irish author (in Irish or English) into any European language. The fellowship lasts five weeks and includes a stipend as well as the coverage of the Fellow’s travel expenses to Ireland and accommodation in Galway.

The Fellow enjoys access to the University’s library resources, a variety of facilities, interaction with academic staff, complementary participation university events, and active engagement with the Emily Anderson Centre for Translation Research and Practice. All literary genres are eligible, with applications from translations of children’s literature being particularly welcome. Throughout their residency, the Fellow is expected to focus on their literary translation project, actively participate in the Centre, and use the Centre as their primary work base. They will engage with the broader university community and participate in two to three public events organized by the Centre, such as the upcoming 4th annual conference of the Translation Studies Network of Ireland— “Translation and Creativity” (April 25-26, 2024) and Cúirt International Festival of Literature. The fellow will be invited to engage with post-graduate students completing their Masters theses in literary translation. At the conclusion of the residency, the Fellow will be invited to present their translation-in-progress at a public event hosted by the School of Languages, Literature and Cultures. Fellows are responsible for securing the necessary documents/visas for their stay in Ireland, as well as obtaining international health and travel insurance.

To apply, please send the following proposal package addressed to Anne O’Connor, Director, Emily Anderson Centre, and Sinéad Mac Aodha, Director, Literature Ireland, at, before 6 PM (UTC) on Monday March 18th.

Applications should include:

The residency is expected to start in Spring 2024 (5 weeks mutually agreed upon by the Fellow and the Centre in April and May). This is an opportunity for a translator to travel to Ireland and live and work in our beautiful, award-winning University campus in the creative city of Galway.




The Emily Anderson Centre for Translation Research and Practice is home to academics, researchers, practitioners and students active in translation in the University of Galway. Activities range across a wide range of languages, timeframes and modes of translation.

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at University of Galway has a global research reputation across the spectrum of the Arts and Social Sciences. Exchange – of cultural values, experiences, knowledge – is at the heart of the College’s ethos and activities/ 

Posted to on 27 Feb 2024.