30 June, 2019.


Online ( While applying for the prize).

Qatar, Asia ( When receiving the prizes ).



Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding was founded in Doha, Qatar (2015). It is an international prize run by a board of trustees, a steering committee and independent panels of judges.

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The Award seeks to honour translators and acknowledge their role in strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation amongst peoples and nations of the world. It hopes to reward merit and excellence, encourage creativity, uphold the highest moral and ethical standards, and spread the values of diversity, pluralism and openness. The Award also aspires to inculcate a culture of knowledge and dialogue, promote Arab and Islamic culture, develop international understanding, and encourage mature cross-cultural interaction between Arabic and other world languages through the medium of translation.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Translation

Required Languages

Arabic and a second language (English or Uzbek or Somali or Portuguese or Malayalam or Bahasa Indonesia or Russian).

Eligible Countries


Program Period

 Nominations are open from 1 February 2019 and closes on 30 June, 2019. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Nominations at present are limited to the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.
  • Submissions can be made by individuals or institutions (publishing houses, research centres, translation institutes, university departments, etc.).
  • All nominees must be living at the time of the nomination.
  • Only one translated work is accepted for nomination by individuals in the First Category. Institutions can nominate up to three translated works by three different translators.
  • All nominated translations in the First Category must have been published in the five years prior to the announcement date of the Award.
  • The Achievement Prizes are not subject to time limitation and can be awarded to a set of works/achievements of a lifetime.
  • The Steering Committee has the right to nominate translators and/or translations that had not been nominated.
  • The Steering Committee has the right to avail itself of the winning translations and translators in advertising, publicity and promotion of the Award.
  • Winners of any SHTIU prize cannot be accepted for nomination again before the passage of five years.

Opportunity Cost


The total value of the Award is Two Million (US$2.000.000) US Dollars, divided into three categories:

  • Translation Prizes (US$800.000).
  • Achievement Prizes (US$1.000.000).
  • The Prize for international Understanding (US$200.000).

How to Apply

First Step: Download and Fill an official Nomination Form obtained from Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding.

Second Step: Send Four copies of the original work and four copies of the translation (all non-returnable) by post to the following address:

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding

Building 28, KATARA,

P. O. Box 12231

Doha, Qatar

Tel : +974 66500349

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This Scholarship Published by:
Amari Assam/ Algeria

Reviewed by” Aya Gamal ElGeddawy/ Egypt
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