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Grants for translation and publication abroad (LATE)

Grants for translation and publication abroad (LATE)

Following the cooperation agreement between the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB) and Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language (Camões, I.P.) which establishes a partnership to promote the shared purpose of promoting Portuguese literature abroad, both institutions have created a funding programme (LATE) to support translation and publication abroad. The rules for applying are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.

The funding programme is created to promote the translation and the publication abroad of works written in Portuguese by Portuguese authors or by authors from the Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe) and from East Timor. Grants are given to the publishers – paying a part of the translation and/or the publication costs – and also directly to the translators.

The direct beneficiaries of this Funding Programme are all the publishing houses who commit to publishing and distributing, on an international level, works by eligible authors.

Furthermore, this Funding Programme also establishes that a special support will be given to works included in the list of Reference Books from Portuguese Literature (PDF), selected by a Technical Committee formed by representatives from the DGLAB, the Camões I.P., the Portuguese Association of Writers (Associação Portuguesa de Escritores) and the Lusitanistas’ Association (Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas). In these cases, the publisher can also expect the purchase of some copies.

Application deadline: 31 March

Applications must include:
  • Application form: PDF | Word  
  • Copyright agreement
  • Translation contract
  • Translator’s CV


Applications must be submitted by email or sent by post to:
Torre do Tombo
Alameda da Universidade
1649-010 Lisboa PORTUGAL

and also to: 

Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 113
1150-279 Lisboa PORTUGAL

  • After submitting their applications, publishers will receive a confirmation message.
  • Translation and publication costs are partially funded.
  • The financial support is paid separately by DGLAB  and by Camões, I.P., to the publisher by the end of December of the year of the application.
  • The publisher shall be requested to sign an Agreement with the funding bodies concerning the financial support to be given.
  • Applications received after the deadline are excluded. It will be immediately incorporated into the next year's assessment.
  • Works may not be printed prior to the announcement of the programme's results.
  • All documentation must be submitted with the application form.
  • DGLAB and Camões, I.P. may ask the publisher to send the original documents.
  • DGLAB and Camões, I.P. must be immediately informed in the event of any change regarding the application.

Publishers’ Commitments

The publisher is asked to acknowledge the financial support by printing the following inscription along with the logos: Funded by the DGLAB/Culture and the Camões, IP – Portugal.

Send five copies of the translated work to the funding bodies.

Final Arrangements

The unjustified failure to comply with the obligations arising from the Rules and from the Agreement that has been signed implies the cancellation of the subsidy that was granted and the restitution of the amounts received. The Publisher may further be barred for a period of three years from submitting applications for the same Funding.

Both DGLAB and Camões, IP will announce the results on its websites.

List of  supported works in previous editions:

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020