Institut Ramon LLull

Literature Translation

Grants for the translation of works originally written in Catalan or Aranese


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 2022.

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


PDF format (Adobe Acrobat).


Translation of works originally written in Catalan or Occitan (in its Aranese variety): fiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels, non-fiction, works in the Humanities field and children’s books.


These grants are available to Spanish and foreign publishers, self-employed individuals and legal entities. The applicants must meet the following requirements and conditions:

  • publish the work after the date of the final resolution until November 30 of the following year
  • hold the rights to publish the work
  • publish the work in print format and distribute it commercially through bookshops (online publications, print on demand and self-publishing are excluded)

Applicants can submit up to a maximum of two applications per call.

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.


-Online: Spanish applicants, self-employed individuals and legal entities.

-Online: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. When filling out the accreditation form you must select “Literature and Thought” as the recipient department.

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


First Call: From February 21st to April 27th, 2022

Second Call: From May 2nd to June 30th, 2022

Third Call: From July 1st to November 3rd, 2022 


The applicant must substantiate at least 80% of the requested (and eligible) amount in order to receive the awarded grant, or the grant will be revoked.


Documents can be consulted online at the virtual office.

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

In the case of self-employed individuals, this documentation can be also delivered in person in paper format.

If submitting supporting documentation, please read this guide.


Application forms

Online procedure

The grant applicant must be the holder of the bank account indicated on the form.



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