EAFT Awards 2016

Call for nominations

The awards are open to candidates from all over the world. The evaluation of the theses and/or dissertations received will focus on the innovative content of the works and on how they contribute towards further developing applied research and development in the field of terminology.


Candidates are required to submit their candidature before May 13, 2016.

The Jury composition is the following:

Corina Lascu-Cilianu, president (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

Ana Ostroški, vice president (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)


Teresa Cabré (IULA, Spain)

Georgeta Ciobanu (Politehnica University of Timişoara, Romania)

Rute Costa (FCSH, University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Havard Hjulstad (Standard Norge, Norway)

Maria Teresa Zanola (Assiterm; Realiter, Italy)

Maja Bratanić (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)

Marjeta Humar (Institute of the Slovenian Language, Slovenia)

Frieda Steurs (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Nina Pilke (University of Vaasa, Finland)

Maria Popova (Institute for Bulgarian Language - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgary)




Jury note

The EAFT secretariat and the President of the Awards Jury have received several enquiries regarding point 1.2 of the EAFT regulations:

 “Candidates for the above-mentioned Awards may be nominated by any academic institution. All applications must be accompanied by the full name and address of the submitting institution as well as those of the candidate together with a copy of the latter’s CV. A copy of the dissertation or thesis must be sent in (one) hard copy as well as in electronic format together with a statement in support of the dissertation or thesis by the submitting institution to the EAFT Secretariat. This justification should not exceed one A-4 page."


The EAFT Board has considered the matter in close liaison with the President of the Awards Jury and announces the following:

The Jury can accept more than one nomination from the same university only if the nominated dissertations or theses come from different faculties (Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Humanities, for instance). A university department or unit may submit only one nomination.

The statement has to be signed by a representantive of the academic institution. It may be the President of the institution, but that is not obligatory.

The hard copy and the electronic file may be sent in on different dates, but always before the deadline for nominations.


REGULATIONS for the International Terminology Awards


EAFT Secretariat


Mallorca, 272

08037 Barcelona


Contact : term@eaft-aet.net



The Awards Ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Eighth Terminology Summit, which will be held in Luxembourg on November 14 and 15, 2016.

International EAFT Awards 2016

Coinciding with the celebration of the Eighth Terminology Summit in Luxembourg, the International Terminology Awards 2016 will be given. Seven valid candidatures have been submitted for the 2016 Awards. An international jury, chaired by Corina Lascu-Cilianu, examined the works. There are two prizes available: the International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theoretical/Fundamental Research in the Field of Terminology and the International Award for Applied Terminology Research and Development.


The winners


A.    The International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theoretical/ Fundamental Research in the Field of Terminology:


Claudio Grimaldi (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘Parthenope’) “Botany and Chemistry Discourse and Terminology in Scientific French Press (1699-1740)”


B.    International Award for Applied Terminology Research and Development:


Maja Lončar (University of Zagreb) “Terminological database model for EU law terminology”


An honorable mention is given to Antonio San Martín Pizarro (University of Granada) for his work: “La representación de la variación contextual mediante definiciones terminológicas flexibles”.


The Award Ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Eighth Terminology Summit in Luxembourg, on November 15th, 2016.



Workshop III: Terminology Management for Translation Memories
11 Març-5 May

Terminology- Heritage and Modernity. Postponed
9-10 May

English: The elephant in the room with terminology, translation and interpreting. Cancelled
27 June
Bangor University

International colloquium on terminology and semiotics
16-17 July

OTTIAQ Congress
25 September

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education
8-9 October

XXX Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Terminology (Ass.I.Term)
15-16 October

16-17 November

1-2 October

EAFT Summit
19-20 November