Institut Ramon LLull


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Translation of literary works into other languages

Grants by the Institut Ramon Llull for the translation of original works of catalan literature and philosophy 2018


Informative summary of the public call for awarding grants for the translation of literary and scholarly works originally written in Catalan and Aranese languages.

Applicants must carefully consult the Grant Guidelines (published at the DOGC in 11/07/2018) and the Grant Announcement (published at the DOGC in 19/07/2018), since some changes have been introduced and the guidelines are different than last year ones. 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.


Translation of the following types of works originally written in Catalan or Aranese: fiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels and scholarly works (non-fiction and works in the Humanities field).


These grants are available to public and private, Spanish and foreign publishers, natural persons and legal entities that are planning to translate works of Catalan and Aranese literature and philosophy into other languages.

To qualify as a grant beneficiary, the applicants must meet the following requirements and conditions:

  • publish the work between the date of the publication of the resolution and November 2019
  • have acquired the rights to publish the work
  • publish the work in print format and distribute it commercially (online publications and “print on demand” are excluded)

Grant-supported expenditure

Only the translator's fees are considered grant-supported expenditure. In the case of poetry anthologies, the anthologist's fees are also considered grant-funded expenditure.


  • In the case of Spanish applicants:
    Form: Self-employed individuals and legal entities
  • In case of foreign applicants (non residents self-employed individuals and legal entities) who have applied for a grant to the Institut Ramon Llull in the past:
  • 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 accreditation, 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.


The application deadline for this call for grant proposals is from the day after the publication (19/07/2018) of the call in the Catalan Government’s Official Bulletin (DOGC) until 31 October 2018, both dates inclusive.


The minimum accredited expenditure required to consider the purpose of the grant fulfilled is 80% of the estimated cost presented by the applicant. Non-compliance with this minimum expenditure threshold will constitute cause for revocation of the grant.


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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