Between the 22nd and the 24th of March 2023, the submissions received within the 2023 call for applications of the Translation and Publication Support (TPS) and Publishing Romania were reviewed and assessed. For an objective and transparent selection, the panel of experts was selected through a national call for applications. The panel was formed by Bogdan Ghiu (poet, essayist, translator and cultural journalist), George Volceanov (author, editor and translator - English and Hungarian) and Luminița Corneanu (literary critic, translator and author).
The available budget, publicly communicated when the 2023 session was launched, amounts to 1 million lei. To be eligible for a grant, an application (a publisher) must fulfill two cumulative conditions: to fit into the announced budget of the current session and to accumulate at least 60 points after being assessed by the panel of experts.
There were 74 applications for the Translation and Publication Support programme and 2 applications for the Publishing Romania programme. The first 28 applications for this call for the Translation and Publication programme and the 2 applications for the Publishing Romania programme were granted financing, based on the scores resulting from the assessment of the evaluating panel, with the results being announced on the 10th of April 2023.
Later, after the CENNAC team contacted the foreign publishers declared winners on the 10th of April, and they confirmed the publication date for their winning projects, the amounts concerning those projects that will not come out this year have been redistributed to the following ranked projects.
The grants are provided on condition that the publishers agree to the terms of the contract to be concluded with the RCI. The deadline for signing the contracts between the Romanian Cultural Institute and the publishing houses is May 31st 2023.
The list of projects which will receive funding from the 2023 budget will be updated on the occasion of the budget rectification, if it will allow the conclusion of contracts with publishing houses eligible for funding beyond position number 31 in the ranking or if, as in previous years, the projects already declared winners will request the postponement of the publication date or will not confirm the signing of the contract within the previously mentioned deadline, therefore the amount they had been granted becoming available.
Projects eligible for funding in 2023 are available for consultation HERE (click on the arrow to download the file).