Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Nida School for Translation Studies: Call for Applications

The Nida School for Translation Studies (NSTS) is calling for application for its Nida 2009 School to be held at Misano adriatico (Rimini), Italy, from September 7-19, 2009. The theme of the 2009 session is “Translation and Culture.”

The NSTS is a program of the E.A.Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society. Its mission is "to support advanced training and research into translation studies (understood as inclusive of the history and practice of Bible translation)."

Supporting institutions for the NSTS include the Translation Center at UMass-Amherst, Istituto San Pellegrino, the Society of Biblical Literature, The United Bible Societies (UBS), and SIL International.

For 2009 session,NSTS will admit a globally representative class of 20 qualified associates. Successful candidates will hold a completed or nearly completed doctorate in a discipline related to translation studies or biblical studies as well as field and/or professional experience in translation. The NSTS will comprise lectures and seminars, tutorials and directed readings. Prior to arriving at the School, associates will be expected to submit a draft research paper, engaging with the theme of the School. After revising this draft in light of the presentations, associates will present and defend a second draft during the course of the School. An abstract (250-300 words) of the paper must be submitted with the application.

Associates will be responsible for their own airfare and local transportation to and from Misano. The NSTS will waive fees and cover the cost of room and board. Associates requiring visas to enter Italy are encouraged to begin the visa application process immediately upon acceptance into the School.

To apply, candidates must fill out the online application form and submit it along with a current CV and an abstract of a research paper to: Ms Dulce Alvarado ( 212-408 8752 ).

The deadline for application is March 31, 2009.

For further information on NSTS, please click here.

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