Online application form

Please use this form to apply online.
The information you supply in this application form will go to the relevant Goethe Institute in your own country as well as to the Goethe Institute's head office in Munich. Please select your country's Goethe Institute from the drop-down box below.

Please include the following documents, all of which may be uploaded at the end of this form: Please send two copies of the German original to:
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Bereich 33
For the attention of Andreas Schmohl
Dachauer Str. 122
80637 Munich

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In the event of technical difficulties, application forms may be submitted by post to a Goethe Institute in your own country.
Download Symbolapplication form (Word, 88 KB)

Please use only German or English to fill in the application form.

    Your local Goethe Institute:*
    Your publishing house
    Company name:*
    Zip Code / postcode:*
    Town / city:*
    Authorised signatory:*
    Contact person:*
    German work to be translated
    Author / Editor:*
    German publisher:*
    Place of publication:
    Year of publication:*
    Number of pages:
    Your print edition
    Language:* What language will it be published in?
    First translation?*
    Will this be the first translation of the work in this language?
    Yes No
    If you have answered No, please explain in your Rationale why a new translation is necessary.
    Translation costs:* What are the projected translation costs?
    Publication date:* What is your target publication date?

    Month / Year
    Print run:* What is your anticipated print-run?
    Retail price:* What retail price are you expecting to set?
    In which countries will the book be sold?
    Your ebook edition
    Will the translation also be published as an ebook?
    yes no
    Publication date: When will the ebook be published?

    The translator
    First name:*
    Street and Zip code / postcode:*
    Other sponsors
    Support from other organisations:*
    Have you sought or received financial support from any organisation(s) other than the Goethe Institute?
    Yes No
    If you have answered Yes, please provide the following information:
    Name of the organisation:
    Amount of support:
    Type of support: Contribution towards printing costs
    Contribution towards translation costs
    Agreement to purchase part of
    the print run
    Other type of grant. Please specify:
    Uploading of documents (PDFs only!)
    Maximum 2Mb per file. Please bear in mind that when you send this online application form, all your documents must be uploaded at the same time. It is therefore advisable to keep file sizes to a minimum, especially if you have a slow internet connection.
    Foreign rights agreement:*
    Contract with the translator:*
    Rationale of the project:*
    Information about the translator:*
    Terms and conditions*
    I hereby confirm that I have read the terms and conditions, and accept them in full.
    After you have clicked Send, please wait until a pop-up window appears confirming receipt of your application. Depending on the file-size of your documents and the speed of your internet connection, this may take some minutes.
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    Terms and conditions:
    1. The translation must be made from the original German-language text.
    2. The original German-language text must already have been published in print form by a German publisher.
    3. Translations are only eligible for support if they have not yet gone to press at the point when the grant contract is signed.
    4. The publisher of the translation must name the Goethe Institute as sponsor in the book's imprint and must reproduce the Goethe Institute logo. If this requirement is not met, the Goethe Institute reserves the right to withhold payment of the grant.
    5. If a grant is awarded, only such translation fees as will already have been paid to the translator by the time of publication may be taken into account when the amount of the grant is being determined.
    The rationale shall answer the following questions:
    1. Why do you want to translate this work? Have other works by this author already been translated?
    2. Which other authors do you publish? Do these include German authors?
    3. Why does the project need financial support?
    Please send us a list of his/her published translations from the German.