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Awards for the translation of Italian literary and scientific works


Awards for the translation of Italian literary and scientific works


► 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes the dissemination of Italian publications and films abroad by granting subsidies for translation and dubbing/subtitling, which represent a strategic tool in the promotion of Italian language and culture abroad.


The Foreign Ministry grants two types of financial incentives:

Grants for the translation of unpublished Italian work abroad and to the production, dubbing and subtitling of short and feature films and TV series;

Awards to Italian works translated abroad.

For further information about the initiative, its rules and criteria, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Applications for the assignment of awards and contribution must be submitted by 31 March 2019 to the Italian Cultural Institutes and to the Italian diplomatic and consular missions abroad according to the procedures established in the Call for candidates.

CALL for candidates (in Italian)

Application form (Ita and Eng)




2019 - National Translation Awards (Premi Nazionali per la Traduzione) - MIBAC

Each year the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MIBAC) offers eight prizes, Maggiori and Speciali, to aknowledge high cultural contribution to the Italian literary translation and publishing industry, both in Italian and in a foreign language.

Premi maggiori: € 10,000 each

Premi speciali:   €  8,500 each

Entry deadline: 28th February 2019.

For more information:

Segreteria dei Premi Nazionali per la Traduzione - Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita' Culturali - Direzione Generale Biblioteche e Istituti Culturali - Servizio II - Via Michele Mercati, 4 - 00197 ROMA

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