EST Young Scholars Prize

Applications are invited for the EST Young Scholar Prize, to be presented at the EST Congress in Germersheim in August 2013, with the financial support of John Benjamins. The value of the prize is 2500 euros.

Deadline: 31 January, 2013.


The prize is for a significant contribution by a young scholar to Translation or Interpreting Studies, such as a doctoral thesis or equivalent monograph, not necessarily published. The work must have been completed later than 31 January 2010.

Who can apply

Applicants must be members of the Society at the time of application. Applicants must apply in person. Teachers are requested to draw the Award to the attention of potential applicants.

How to apply

Applications may be submitted electronically or in printed hardcopy.
Applications should be sent electronically to h.gerzymisch[at], or posted to:
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Gerzymisch
Advanced Translation Research Center (ATRC)
University of the Saarland
Postfach 15 11 50
D – 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Applications submitted in hardcopy must include
• three copies of the work submitted (to be retained by the referees),
• three copies of an abstract of about 1000 words,
• three copies of the curriculum vitae of the applicant.

Applications submitted electronically must include the complete work to be evaluated with an abstract and curriculum vitae as described above.

The work may be in any language. The abstract must be in English.

In all cases, an electronic version of the abstract should also be sent by email to: h.gerzymisch[at]

Assessment procedure

Each application will be assessed by three referees. Assessment criteria are (1) added value for the Translation Studies discipline, (2) originality of thought, (3) clarity of methodology and language (4) quality and uniformity of the formatting.

The jury of referees will be arranged and coordinated by the EST Young Scholar Award Committee chaired by Heidrun Gerzymisch.

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

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