European Society for Translation Studies


Become a member of our Society!


Ordinary membership
Researchers from all over the world are invited to become members of the EST.
Professional translators and companies are also welcome to become members. However, the Society does not in any way certify professional qualifications or endorse translation services or translator-training institutions.
Individual membership of the Society entitles you to:

  • compete for the Society’s awards and grants
  • attend the Society’s congresses and symposia
  • benefit from the discounts arranged with publishers
  • gain access to the research reports, membership lists, and other exclusive material on our Internet site.
  • receive the Society’s newsletter twice a year
  • receive our weekly email bulletins of call for papers, job announcements, and new publications.

Membership may also be an important element in your CV. It indicates the seriousness of your commitment to translation research, as well as your desire to form a part of the research community.

Supporting membership
Apart from ordinary membership for individuals, the EST also offers supporting membership,which is open to institutions and legal persons.
Supporting members are welcome to sponsor or give specific support to any of our grants and prizes.

The annual membership fee is 35 euros per year for full members (80 euros for three years) and 75 euros per year for supporting members.
Please note that a membership is valid for the calendar year(s) it is paid until the end of the renewal period (i.e. March 31st) of the following year. As an exception in 2019, memberships paid at the new fee until December 31st will be valid for 2020.

New membership

To become a member, please fill in the form here. The EST Treasurer will then inform you if the application has been accepted and she will indicate that payment can be made (please do not pay beforehand). You will then receive an email from the Secretary General with details of membership benefits and passwords. Please note that our normal period for new and renewing memberships is January to March each year. Outside of those months, the application process may take as long as four weeks, so some patience may be required.

Renewal of membership

To renew your membership, please indicate your name and the date on the form here (no other details are necessary) and send your payment to the EST treasurer as indicated below.
The deadline for renewal is March 31.

Payment procedures

Our preferred mode of payment is by credit card through PayPal. Please choose your membership option from the menu below:

Membership fees

In the payment process, please indicate the name of the member(s) for whom you are paying, and the years for which you are paying.

Payment can also be made to the EST Treasurer Isabelle Robert as described below:

  1. By bank transfer to:
    Account holder: EST vzw
    Address: Isabelle Robert, Markgravenstraat 48/101. B-2200 Herentals, Belgium Acc. No.: BE57 0682 4977 5835
    (Bank: Belfius; place: Herentals)
    IBAN BE57-0682-4977-5835
    Please make sure that bank charges are covered on your side.

    It is now possible to pay by standing order. Just ask your bank for details.

  2. By international money order (where still available) over Western Union (post offices): please contact the Treasurer via email (isabelle.robert[at] for details.



Donations are always welcome, via credit card through PayPal or directly from PayPal:

To send comments and suggestions to the Society, please contact our Secretary General Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow at