Maureen Kovacs Fund

This year, the IAA has been given a generous donation by Dr. Maureen Kovacs. The IAA is very grateful for this kind gift and wishes to thank Dr. Kovacs for her contribution.

Dr. Kovacs has expressed her wish that the donation be used for research purposes. At the General Meeting during the Rencontre in Ghent, the board suggested to set up a grant for (starting) Assyriologists in need of funding for their research. This proposal has been accepted by the IAA members present at the General Meeting.

Every year, up to 1000 Euro’s will be made available for eligible projects. Researchers may apply via an e-mail form, published on the IAA website. A motivation-letter, a written letter of support by the researcher’s supervisor and a specified budget are to be handed in together with the application form. The committee will announce which projects have been awarded with a financial contribution during the next Rencontre’s General Meeting.

Dina Katz, Michel Tanret (chair) and Steven J. Garfinkel volunteered to form a committee that will evaluate the applications.

More information will be made available on the IAA Website.

Application deadline: MARCH 1st.