Institut Ramon LLull


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Travel Grants for Writers 2018

Grants for writers of Catalan or Aranese Literature


A summary of the public call for travel grants awarded to writers of Catalan or Aranese literature to carry out activities outside Catalan- or Aranese-speaking areas during 2018.

The applicant must consult the Grant Guidelines and the Grant Resolution. In addition, the application forms used must be for the 2018 grant call year.

This summary text merely serves to provide information and has no legal effect regarding the Institut Ramon Llull.


To finance travel costs for writers to carry out activities, to which they have been invited, that broaden the knowledge of, and contact with, Catalan and Aranese literature outside the linguistic domain of both languages.


Writers in the Catalan or Aranese languages.


Applicants must fulfill the following three requirements:

  1. Have at least two works published of fiction, poetry, drama or scholarly pieces (non-fiction and works in the Humanities), written originally in Catalan or Aranese, in printed book format and with exclusive authorship.
  2. Participate in cultural activities of the following two types: events featuring the presentation of new works in translation or in international literary festivals
  3. That the activity for which the grant has been requested, takes place within the time frames stated in the Grants Resolution.


Grant-supported expenditures solely and exclusively cover the writer’s travel costs (air travel, train, boat and intercity buses).


The application must be submitted after the activity has taken place. Upon requesting the grant, the supporting documents substantiating expenditure must be submitted.

Check the presentation and signing procedure for these applications


The minimum amount awardable is €200 and the maximum awardable amount is €1000. The grant covers between 70% and 100% of the expenditure (depending upon the number of applications submitted and budgetary considerations).


  1. Spanish applicants: preferably submit the application on-line, though it may also be delivered in person, on paper.
  2. Foreign applicants: preferably submit the application on-line, though it may also be delivered in person, on paper. If it is the first time that the applicant has requested a grant from the Institut Ramon Llull, application form and supporting documents must be submitted in paper format.

If necessary please consider  the prior credentials registration deadline in order to be accredited.


This line of grants has only one call for grant proposals, that covers those travels made between 16 September 2017 and 15 September, 2018.

Application forms may be submitted from the day after the publication of the call in the Catalan Government’s Official Bulletin (DOGC) until 28 September, 2018, both dates inclusive.


Documents can be consulted online at the IRL virtual office.

Additional documentation, if necessary, and supporting documents can be delivered online to the IRL website virtual office by submitting digitalized copies of the documents or, in the case of self-employed individuals, in person in paper format.

If submitting supporting documentation, please read this guide.


General: Marc Dueñas (

Regarding the application and processing of the grant request: Rosa Crespí (

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.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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