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Book Purchase Grant

The Book Purchase Grant is awarded annually to enable an academic institution to purchase Translation Studies publications. The aim is to enhance translation research in new contexts.

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Amount: About 1000 euros per year

Rules and Procedures

1. All universities, faculties, departments and research centres are eligible to apply if at least one of their teaching staff, researchers or graduate students is a paid-up EST member.

2. Applicants should send in an application describing their Translation Studies activities, including a list of relevant publications, theses and/or dissertations, as well as a list of books and materials they seek to purchase, with explanations and justifications as appropriate. The list may include journals, e-books, e-journals, and research software.

3. Applications will be reviewed by the Committee, which has been appointed by the Executive Board of EST.

4. Applications should be sent using the form available here.

5. The Committee will review the applications and select one or more grantees on the basis of available funds, the applicant’s financial situation and the need demonstrated for financial support, the applicant’s literature requirements and TS activity as demonstrated in the application. The Committee will propose the names of the grantee(s) to the Executive Board, which will make the final decision.

6. As a rule, the grantee purchases the materials and sends the invoices to the EST for reimbursement.


Discount from John Benjamins


John Benjamins has generously announced that it will give a 40% discount on John Benjamins books bought in the framework of this grant.

Previous beneficiaries of the grant


Since its inception in 2005, the grant has been awarded to the following institutions:

2006: Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere, University of Messina, Italy

2008: Research Group 7 Reception and Descriptive Translation Studies, Centre for English Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal

2008: Department of Translation Studies, School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

2009: Institute of English Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

2011: University American College Skopje, Macedonia

2011: Siberian Federal University, Russia

2012: Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Department of Translation and Interpreting, Izmir, Turkey

2013: Chair for Translator Education, Institute of Modern Languages, Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland

2014: Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia

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