Frequently Asked Questions

Of course, you are welcome to submit a number of applications for translation grants to the Goethe-Institut in your country. The number of applications received has no impact on the decision process.
The Goethe-Institut in your country will evaluate your application. If an application is successful, the Goethe-Institut will forward the documents, together with a supporting statement, to the head office of the Goethe-Institut in Munich. There a committee will decide on the sum to be granted. If an application is rejected, the Goethe-Institut in your country will inform you directly.
In cases where an application is successful, the Goethe-Institut contributes part of the translation costs to the publisher, payable on publication of the translated work. It is not envisaged that the Goethe-Institut will finance the full costs of the translation or printing or editorial costs.
Please contact the Goethe-Institut in your country if you are seeking qualified translators.
Please get in touch with the Goethe-Instituts abroad. They schedule local literature events according to the focus of their own programme work.
Addresses of all Goethe-Instituts worldwide