Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012

Call for Proposals

As part of the “Faculty Focus on Translation Studies,” supported by a four-year grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Grants Committee invites proposals from full-time continuing Barnard faculty of all ranks wishing to develop new courses in the area of translation studies. These grants will provide a $3,000 stipend to up to four faculty members who wish to introduce an undergraduate course focusing on issues of translation, understood to include the practice of translation and interpretation and/or, more broadly, the analysis of the complex relations of language across cultures. Courses will be developed over the summer and submitted for approval to the Committee on Instruction in Fall 2012. Recipients of the grant will be expected to offer the new course at least twice between Fall 2012 and Spring 2017. In addition to the stipend, the Mellon grant will provide the successful candidate’s department with funds to hire an adjunct replacement for the first offering of the course, should the instructor need to be released from teaching an existing course in order to introduce the new one. Candidates should consult with their Chair to see how such a course would fit into the department’s existing curricular offerings and to obtain authorization to introduce a new course.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide the Mellon Foundation with a syllabus and rationale for the new course before the end of calendar year 2012. Those intending to apply for summer 2012 should contact Peter Connor by e-mail:


See a list of the 2011 summer grant recipients and project descriptions.