Awards and Funding

IAA Prize and the De Gruyter Dissertation Award

A year has passed since the IAA started some new initiatives, in the form of the De Gruyter Dissertation Award and the IAA Prize. Last year’s winners, Tobias Scheucher with his dissertation and Gabriella Spada and Erik van Dongen with their articles written after their Ph.D.’s, have set the bar high for our new candidates. But fortunately, the this has not discouraged any of you. In fact, the amount of applicants has increased this year! For the IAA Award, twelve Ph.D.’s have sent in their articles, and the IAA has received ten entries for the De Gruyter Dissertation Award. Application is now closed.

The winners of both prizes will be announced at the General Meeting which will be held on Thursday July 24th from 4-6 pm, during the Rencontre in Warsaw.

The Maureen Kovacs Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies

But the IAA Prize and the De Gruyter Dissertation Award are not the only way in which the IAA would like to encourage everyone out there to improve their research. The Maureen Kovacs Fund is a fund granting up to 1000 Euro’s for research purposes. Any advanced students or starting Assyriologists within five years of their Ph.D. may apply for this fund, if they feel their research could use some financial help. This year, the first year in which the subsidy will be granted, five Assyriologists have sent in their proposals. Application has now closed.

Who’s project the board has decided to fund, will be announced at the General Meeting which will be held on Thursday July 24th from 4-6 pm, during the Rencontre in Warsaw.