CfA: Grants for translators
- Grants for future translators
In addition to Romanian language lectures and courses
available in several European and American
universities, there is a number of opportunites to
learn Romanian language during a visit to Romania to
undertake one of the many courses in Romanian language
Courses available in centres located in Bucharest and
in Mogoshoaia offer a balance of intensive language
programmes as well as cultural activities and
interesting tourism attractions. All information about
type of courses and how to enroll is available in the
following site: www.icr.ro/burse
Graduates of this programme will be able to come up
with translations of representative Romanian texts of
literature, history, folklore, philosophy, religion,
science, and the arts, and their dissemination
throughout the world, by means of joint publications
with prestigious foreign publishing houses.
GRANTS FOR FOREIGN TRANSLATORS
What are we looking for?
to bring up a new generation of translators from
Romanian into foreign languages
20 grants for a period of 3 months each
grant value: 2,000 EUR for the whole period
accommodation at the Brancoveanu Palaces Cultural
partnership with the Translation Studies MA
Programme, Bucharest University
workshops with Romanian translators
first session: April June 2006 (10 grants)
application deadline: 1 March 2006
second session: October December 2006 (10 grants)
application deadline: 15 August 2006
letter of intent, addressed to the President of the
Romanian Cultural Institute
1 recommendation letter from a professor of Romanian
language or a translator from Romanian
What are we looking for?
to support direct contact between foreign
translators and the Romanian cultural environment
10 grants for a period of 1 to 3 months
grant value: 1,000 EUR for the first month; 500 EUR
for the second month; 500 EUR for the third month
letter of intent addressed to the President of the
Romanian Cultural Institute
projects already proposed for publication by foreign
publishing houses will have priority
clear indication of the preferred duration
the grant winner undertakes to publish excerpts from
the translation in specialized journals or in a volume
within 6 months from the completion of the grant
For details, visit our website at www.icr.ro
Dana Sestak, Tel. +40 317100621, e-mail: dana@...
ICR at a glance
Why should one be interested in the Romanian culture?
This is the question to which the Romanian Cultural
Institute strives to answer. Famous names: Constatin
Brâncuºi, George Enescu, Eugene Ionesco, Emil Cioran,
Mircea Eliade are a (first) answer. But not the only
one. Through its efforts, ICR tries to show that
Romania has still a lot of things and values to offer.
Like any country that passes through a profound
transformation process, Romania is associated with
many negative stereotypes. There are also positive
ones. Both are linked, most of the times, to real
situations. But Romanian reality cannot be reduced to
With an experience of over ten years in promoting
Romanian culture, the Institute has extended its
activities, with special emphasis on stimulating local
culture, young talents, promoting Romanian culture and
civilization throughout the world, and integrating
Romanian assets into the world cultural heritage.
ICR intends to be a channel of communication:
The access of the foreign public to the
Romanian cultural products is one first target
Another one is developing partnerships
between foreign and Romanian cultural operators. By
establishing connections between Romania and other
countries, the lack of trust could be eliminated and
barriers might be raised, while understanding and
knowledgeble relations are established.
In order to be efficient, ICR intends to
promote a better understanding of the Romanian culture
in other countries, and of their cultures in Romania
respectively. Briefly, this means cultural relations.
Which is our strategy?
To increase the number of those
interested in various aspects of the Romanian culture
To grant the opportunity of using and
developing the creative potential of Romanian and
foreign artists from all fields
In order to reach these diverse objectives, several
categories of cultural operators are targeted:
Publishing cultural reviews, courses in Romanian
culture and civilisation, conferences and public
debates, contemporary art exhibitions, art film
screenings, book releases and, last but not least,
awarding grants for summer schools and cultural
workshops in translations and in cultural journalism.
All these promote the acceptance of best practices,
propose new standards, provide genuine intellectual
added value and produce a measurable impact upon
knowing Romanias culture abroad.
Not an official voice, not one voice, but a plurality
of voices, comparable to the expectations and
interests that define the present cultural milieu
this what ICR puts forward as an interface.
Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Political Sciences
Str. Sf. Stefan 24, sector 2, Bucharest
e-mail: oanavalentina_suciu@... , oana.suciu@...
phone: +40 - 723 368903
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