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:

  • Foreign rights agreement
  • Contract with the translator
  • Rationale of the project
  • Information about the translator
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. 
Application form

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

Online Application Form

Your publishing house:

German work to be translated

Your print edition

What language will it be published in?

Will this be the first translation of the work in this language?

If you have answered No, please explain in your Rationale why a new translation is necessary.

What are the projected translation costs?

What is your target publication date? Month / Year

What is your anticipated print-run?

What retail price are you expecting to set?

Your ebook edition

Will the translation also be published as an ebook?

When will the ebook be published? Month/Year

The translator

Other sponsors

Have you sought or received financial support from any organisation(s) other than the Goethe Institute?

If you have answered Yes, please provide the following information:

Uploading of documents

Die Projektbegründung soll folgende Fragen beantworten:

1. Warum möchten Sie dieses Werk übersetzen? Liegen schon andere Werke des Autors in Übersetzung vor?
2. Welche anderen Autoren haben Sie im Programm, sind darunter deutsche Autoren?
3. Warum benötigt das Projekt finanzielle Unterstützung?

Bitte senden Sie uns eine Liste der aus dem Deutschen übersetzten und publizierten Titel.

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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.


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