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  • Oana-Valentina Suciu
    Grants for future translators In addition to Romanian language lectures and courses available in several European and American universities, there is a number
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      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
      and culture.

      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.



      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
      Centre, Mogosoaia
      • 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

      Application requirements

      • Curriculum Vitae
      • 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

      Application requirements

      • Curriculum Vitae
      • letter of intent addressed to the President of the
      Romanian Cultural Institute
      • translation project
      • projects already proposed for publication by foreign
      publishing houses will have priority
      • clear indication of the preferred duration

      Programme requirements

      • 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
      or contact:
      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
      these clichées.

      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 Romania’s 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.

      Oana-Valentina Suciu
      HESP Scholar
      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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