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Department of Literature and the Humanities

The Institute promotes the publication in other languages of Catalan literary and scholarly works—with a special emphasis on the classics—by providing grant support to the publishers of those translated works.

It aims to increase the visibility of Catalan authors and works within the international setting through their participation in literary and cultural exchanges, and by assuring the presence of Catalan literature at international book fairs.

It provides support to literary translators from the Catalan language with the aim of encouraging quality translations, ongoing training and recognition for their work. It facilitates dialogue and interaction among researchers and scholars in the Catalan language and their foreign counterparts, to promote a wideranging international exchange of ideas.

It also encourages a broad outreach of Catalan cultural and scholarly journals through contact and interaction with similar publications from other countries.


Grants for the translation of literary works (poetry, drama and fiction) and scholarly works (non-fiction and works in the Humanities field) into other languages, to assist publishers in covering translation costs.

Recipients: publishers.

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Grants for activities promoting Catalan literature, nonfiction and scholarly works: participation in international literary festivals; literary activities within the framework of cultural events; presentations and promotional plans for new works in translation; monographs in cultural journals; and supplying information on authors.

Recipients: institutions, publishers, literary agencies.

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Travel grants for writers and translators to participate in activities abroad: events publicizing new published works in translation, literary festivals, literary translation seminars, presentation of speeches and lectures at universities and/or international academic conferences.

Recipients: writers and translators.

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Grants for translators with a commissioned translation in progress for working stays in Catalonia lasting between two and six weeks.

Recipients: translators.

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Grants for universities in Catalan-speaking areas to organize seminars and discussion activities focusing on the humanities and social sciences that take place outside Catalanspeaking areas.

Recipients: universities and centres linked to universities in Catalanspeaking areas.

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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