Institut Ramon LLull


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Residences for foreign translators in Catalonia

Grants to foreign translators working in the translation of Catalan literature works, to stay in a residency in Catalonia.


Informative summary of the public call for awarding grants to foreign translators working in the translation of Catalan literature works, to stay in a residency in Catalonia.

Applicants must carefully consult the Grant Guidelines (published at the DOGC in February 16, 2017) and the Grant Announcement (published at the DOGC in January 24, 2018). Application forms must correspond to the 2018 call forms.

The present summary document is merely informative and does not give rise in any case to any binding legal effect whatsoever for the Institut Ramon Llull.


Support to translators working in the translation of Catalan literary works, through a stay in a residency in Catalonia.

Duration of the residency: between two and six weeks, excluding August weeks.

Beneficiaries will stay free of charge in an apartment on the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and will have an endowment to cover living expenses.


These grants are available to foreign translators working in the translation of Catalan literature works (fiction, poetry, drama).

The translator should live abroad, and should have signed a contract with a publishing house to translate the work.

Application submission

  • Form
    A password for access to the online office should be requested to Maria Jesús Alonso (
  • In case of foreign applicants (non residents self-employed individuals and legal entities) requesting a grant for the first time at the Institut Ramon Llull:
    A certification is needed. If you do not have an accreditarion, you must apply for one. The Ramon Llull Institute is responsible for generating it and send it after having verified the documentation accrediting the applicant identity.
    The accreditation is valid for five years from the date of submission of documents proving the identity of the person concerned, unless there is some change.
    Upon receipt of the accreditation, the applicant may apply for a grant.

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

Documentation to be presented

  • Passport photocopy
  • CV
  • Copy of the translation contract
  • Publishing house brochure
  • Work plan for the residency

aplication deadlines

The application deadline for this call for grant proposals is from the day after the publication of the call in the Catalan Government’s Official Bulletin (DOGC) until 20 April, 2018, both dates inclusive.


Files may be consulted electronically on the virtual office.

Any additional documents, if applicable, and supporting documents may be submitted in digitalized format through electronic means online in our virtual office, or alternatively submitted in person on paper.

In case of submitting supporting documents, please read this guide.


General queries should be addressed to Marc Dueñas (

The queries related to application and processing procedures should be addressed to Maria Jesús Alonso (

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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