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 in 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 our membership list and other exclusive material on our Intranet site.
  • receive the Society’s newsletter twice a year
  • receive our regular email digests with current calls for papers and conference submissions, job announcements and other news of interest to our Members.

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
In addition to ordinary memberships for individuals, the EST also offers the opportunity for institutions and legal persons to become supporting members. Supporting members are welcome to sponsor or give specific support to any of our grants and prizes.

The annual membership fee is EUR 35 per year for full members (EUR 80 for three years) and EUR 75 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.


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 indicate that payment can be made (please do not pay beforehand!). You will then receive a confirmation email with details of membership benefits and access to the EST intranet. 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 31st.

Payment procedures

Our preferred mode of payment for membership renewals is by credit card through PayPal. Please choose your membership option from the menu below and be sure to indicate the name of the member(s) for whom you are paying, and the years for which you are paying:

Membership fees


Payment for membership renewals can also be made to the EST Treasurer Isabelle Robert by bank transfer as described below:

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 and that the name of the member(s) for whom you are paying, and the years for which you are paying are indicated.



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