Grants

Brazilian Publishers Translation Grant
The Brazilian Publishers project offers to the foreign publishers grants to support the translation (into any language) of Brazilian writers production aiming at publishing and distribution abroad of books in printed or digital formats previously edited in Portuguese in Brazil.

This Translation Grant program lasts to December 31st, 2021.

The Program may benefit publishers with projects into the following support forms:

  • Rights
  • Original translations: never-before published in the foreign country
  • New Translations: already translated works in need of new translations due to ephemeris, tribute or updates
  • Physical books
  • Reissue of Brazilian works already translated in the foreign country, but out of print and out the market for at least three years
Brazilian CTPA books will be given extra support for translation


Brazilian publishing houses that are members of Brazilian Publishers may request the translation of scientific, technical, professional and academic books (CTPA). The purpose is to allow companies supported by Brazilian Publishers with titles belonging to such category to have their books translated into foreign languages in order to make them available on digital platforms. Each publishing house may be given financial support up to BRL 10,000.00.

For further information, please send an e-mail to laila@cbl.org.br.
Other Translation Grants
The Brazilian National Library / Ministry of Culture supports the promotion of Brazilian books abroad through financial incentives for publishers, cultural institutions and translators.

To know more information about how to apply, click here

There are four different kinds of support available:
Support for the Translation and Publication of Brazilian Authors Abroad

Foreign publishers may request a grant of up to US$ 8.000 for the translation and publication of works by Brazilian authors. In the case of reprints, grants of up to US$ 4.000 are available. Over the last 20 years, some 700 grants have been given to publishers from over 40 countries.

For further information, send an e-mail to translation@bn.br
International Exchange Program for Brazilian Authors

Foreign publishers and cultural institutions may apply for grants up of US$ 2.000 to cover the travel expenses of Brazilian authors participating in literary festivals, books tours and residency programs, among other professional activities.

For further information, send an e-mail to: intercambioautores@bn.br
Support for the publication of Brazilian authors in the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)

Publishers from CPLP (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor and Portugal) may request support for the publication of Brazilian authors.

For further information, send an e-mail to programacplp@bn.br
Residency program for foreign translators in Brazil

Foreign translators already working on the translation of a Brazilian book may apply for support for a working residency in Brazil.

For further information, send an email to: tradutoresbrasil@bn.br