European Society for Translation Studies

Translation Prize

The EST Translation Prize (EUR 2,000) is awarded biannually for the most deserving project to translate key texts in Translation Studies (including research on interpreting and localization).

Deadline: 1 October 2022


Rules and Conditions

  1. The prize shall be used to assist with the translation, editing and/or publication of a book or group of articles in any of the sub-fields of Translation Studies.
  2. Applicants must be EST members at the time of applying.
  3. The prize may be awarded to a translator, group of translators, or academic publisher or journal.
  4. The translation may be from any language and into any language.
  5. The translation shall not have been published prior to the awarding of the prize (six weeks after the application deadline), since the purpose of the prize is to promote translations that would otherwise not lead to publication.
  6. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of: a) potential impact of the project on international Translation Studies, b) feasibility of the project, c) pertinent experience of the translator or translators.
  7. The “potential impact” can mean the impact on international Translation Studies of the translation of a key text from a minority language or a language of lesser diffusion into a majority language , or it can mean the impact of a translation of a key text from a majority language into a minority language or language of lesser diffusion, i.e. its impact on the development of research and teaching of Translation Studies in that language community.
  8. Payment of the prize shall follow acceptance by the publisher of at least one sample chapter. This acceptance must be sent to the chair of the Translation Prize Committee, who will then instruct the EST Treasurer to make the payment to the project contact person.
  9. All publications and promotional materials associated with the translation shall bear the mention “With the support of the European Society for Translation Studies”.

How to apply

Applicants should send the following materials as email attachments to Isabelle Robert at isabelle.robert[at]

  1. Two-page explanation and justification of the project, addressing specifically the criteria of impact, feasibility (with a timeline to publication and an estimated breakdown of costs so we know how the award will be spent) and quality assurance (including translation experience).
  2. CV of the translator or translators
  3. Text to be translated.
  4. Any pertinent agreements or expressions of interest from publishers, especially with respect to the purchase or granting of translation rights.

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