Institut Ramon LLull

Translators in Residency

Grants targeted at international translators for residency stays in Catalonia


We would like to inform you that, pursuant to article 9 of Royal Decree 537/2020, of 22 May, which extends the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, administrative proceedings suspended  resume with effect from 1 June 2020.

The submission deadline for this application period is therefore 31 July 2020.



The applicant should consult the Grant Rules and the Grant Call, given that some changes have been made with respect to previous years. The application forms filled out must be from the current year 2020.

This summary is for information purposes only and is not legally binding.


Grants to translators working on the translation of works originally written in Catalan for residency stays in Catalonia lasting from two to six weeks (except August).

Through this grant, recipients may use an apartment at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus and will receive an allowance for living expenses.


Professionals working on a translation of Catalan literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama), who are not domiciled in Catalonia and have a contract with a publisher to translate the work.


-  Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and legal entities) who have applied for a grant to the Institut Ramon Llull in the past.

- Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and legal entities) requesting an Institut Ramon Llull grant for the first time. In this case, accreditation is required.The Ramon Llull Institut is responsible for generating and sending this after having verified the documentation accrediting the applicant’s identity.

The accreditation (user and password) is valid for five years from the date of issue, unless there is some change in the documents provided, of which the IRL must be informed.

Please take into account that you should request your accreditation at least 48 hours before the application deadline.

Accreditation form

Documentation to be presented

- Photocopy of passport

- C.V.

- Copy of the translation contract

- Catalogue of the publisher

- Work plan during the residency


Documents can be consulted online at the IRL virtual office.

Additional documentation, when necessary, and supporting documents can be uploaded to the IRL website through the virtual office.

Online Procedure


Submit documents


Genèriques: Gemma Gil (

Regarding the application process: Maria Jesús Alonso (

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