European Society for Translation Studies

Young Scholar Prize

The next EST Young Scholar Prize will be presented at the EST Congress in 2025. The total value of the prize is EUR 6,000. The winner of the prize will receive EUR 3,000 while the allocation of the additional EUR 3,000 will be at the discretion of the YSP Committee and decided on the basis of the submissions it receives.

The prize is awarded for an excellent and significant contribution to Translation and Interpreting Studies in the form of a doctoral thesis or equivalent monograph, not necessarily published, by a young scholar. The work must have been completed and approved by the relevant doctoral committee (in the case of a doctoral thesis) between 31 January 2022 and 31 January 2025.


Who can apply
Applicants must be members of the Society at the time of application. Applicants must apply in person. Supervisors and other EST members are requested to draw the attention of potential applicants to the prize.


How to apply (for 2025)
Applications should be submitted electronically to the EST Secretary General ( from 1-31 January 2025 (and not before).


Applications must include:

  • the thesis or monograph to be evaluated;
  • a detailed abstract of between 1,500 and 2,000 words explaining the methodology used as well as the significance of the contribution and the innovation it offers;
  • the curriculum vitae of the applicant.

The work may be in any language. The abstract and curriculum vitae must be in English.


Each application will be assessed by referees appointed by the EST Young Scholar Prize Committee. The assessment criteria are:

  1. Methodology (design, implementation, inferences in the case of empirical studies, and the approach, logic, use of appropriate concepts and theories etc. in non-empirical studies)
  2. General contribution and degree of innovation of the work to the field
  3. Form (clarity, language correctness, terminological adequacy, typos, layout, tables etc.)

The final decision will be proposed by the Young Scholar Prize Committee and ratified by the EST Executive Board.


Previous winners of the prize

  • 2001: Nike Kocijančič Pokorn, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2004: Minhua Liu, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  • 2007: Cemal Demircioğlu, Okan University, Istanbul, and Jorge Braga Riera, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • 2010: Sara Friedman, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2013: Haidee Kruger, North-West University, South Africa, and Beatriz Cerezo Merchán Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain
  • 2016: Iris Schrijver, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2019: Nina Reviers, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    • Other 2019 finalists: Claudine Borg, Anne Ketola, Katarzyna Stachowiak, Raluca Tanasescu, Chuan Yu
  • 2022: Mary Nurminen, University of Tampere, Finland and Raphael Sannholm, University of Stockholm, Sweden
    • Other 2022 finalists: Laura Ivaska, Sarah McDonagh, and Susana Valdez