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The "Gerzymisch Stiftung zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses im Bereich Übersetzen und Dolmetschen" was founded in 1996 in Saarbrücken with the aim to support measures for promoting young researchers in translation and interpreting.

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The Foundation achieves its aims by

  • Promoting and financially supporting international translation and interpreting conferences
  • Supporting the participation of young researchers in international conferences
  • Supporting advanced training in translation and interpreting (research)
  • Supporting young researchers in the publication of their research projects and findings



Since 1996 the Foundation has financed and co-financed several projects, publications and initiatives, including the

The Foundation co-financed the publications of the following individual researchers

The Foundation provided financial grants to

  • Jan Kunold/Saarbrücken for his research project on
    musical translation (2004-2005)
  • Min Sunwoo/Bonn for finishing her dissertation on
    Operationalizing the Translation Purpose
  • Lihua Jiang/Saarland & Sichuan/China
    for starting her PhD on community interpreting at Saarland University

The Foundation supported young researchers attending international workshops and conferences, including Monika Kusztor (GAL Conference 2000), Young-Jee Kim (Gal Conference 2003, lectures and seminars at Aarhus Business School 2004), Jan Kunold (Monterey/Cal. MIIS 50th Anniversary Conference 2005).

The Foundation supports PhD research into (Multidimensional) Translation at Saarland University's Graduate Center GradUS, MuTra publications and advanced training.

It is member of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the StiftungsForumSaar.

In cooperation with the StudienStiftungSaar, the Foundation provides financial support to international PhD candidates in Translation Studies (together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Übersetzungs- und Dolmetschwissenschaft DGÜD and the T&I Portfolios translation services GmbH).

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zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses
in der Übersetzungs- und Dolmetschwissenschaft
Prof. Dr. H. Gerzymisch
Universität des Saarlandes
D-66123 Saarbrücken

Executive Board

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Gerzymisch (Saarbrücken)

Board of Trustees (2009 - )

Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Gerzymisch (Bad Soden)
Prof. Dr. Daniel Gile (Paris)
PD Dr. Christoph Igel (Saarbrücken)
Jörn Marx (T & I Portfolios, Saarbrücken)
(Prof. Dr. Klaus Mudersbach, Heidelberg, 
Prof. Dr. Annely Rothkegel (Saarbrücken)

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The Foundation is a member of the Federal Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen) und is financed by sponsors through contributions to

Gerzymisch-Stiftung zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses in der Übersetzungs- und Dolmetschwissenschaft
Konto-Nr.: 117718000
Bankleitzahl: 591 900 00
Bank 1 Saar Saarbrücken

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