Prizes, Awards and Funds

We would like to remind everyone that the entry deadline for the awards and prizes of 2015, is coming up. All applications have to be entered by March 1st 2015.

To further encourage young researchers to engage with the scientific community, the IAA, in cooperation with other parties, has started some initiatives to try and help them further along. These initiatives include:

Conditions

  1. The article should be available in one of the official RAI languages, French, German or English.
  2. The article should be published or should have been accepted in final form for publication within the last two years and no more than five years after the PhD.
  3. Applicants must be members of the IAA.
  4. A person can apply only once. There is no age limit.
  5. The winner receives € 1,000.- the runner-up will receive € 250.-

Committee

  1. The committee will consist of three persons, one from the IAA Board and two from among the other members of the IAA.
  2. The committee members will serve for three years, after which a new committee will be chosen.

Time table

  1. Articles should be delivered as a PDF with embedded fonts to the IAA Office in Leiden no later than March 1. The office shall then forward them to the committee members before March 10.
  2. The three members of the committee will evaluate the articles and make a preliminary ranking.
  3. The committee will submit its selection report to the IAA Board no later than May 1.
  4. During the following Rencontre the conclusions will be discussed at the Board meeting.
  5. The prizes will be awarded during the general meeting.

Please send your article to:

Prof. dr. W.H. van Soldt
w.h.van.soldt@iaassyriology.org

 

  • The De Gruyter Award, in conjunction with De Gruyter Inc., given for the best Assyriological Ph.D. dissertation

The IAA, in conjunction with De Gruyter Inc., awards an annual prize for the best Assyriological Ph.D. dissertation. Assyriology is understood in the widest sense and includes all (syllabic) cuneiform studies. The award program is established for three years, whereupon both parties will review the agreement. The submitted dissertations will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the governing board of the IAA; the committee will consist of three or four persons, one from the IAA Board and two or three from among the other members of the IAA; the results will be conveyed to the board, which will make the final decision. The committee members will serve three years terms, after which a new committee will be chosen.

Rules and regulations:

  1. Starting in 2013, De Gruyter will give the IAA annually €1,000 to be awarded to the best recent (last two calendar years) Ph.D. dissertation in Assyriology. To be eligible, the dissertation must have been completed and officially approved within two years before the coming deadline.
  2. De Gruyter will publish the award-winning dissertation after it has been revised into a publishable book manuscript upon acceptance by De Gruyter, at the sole discretion of De Gruyter.
  3. An annual award ceremony will be organized at the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI).
  4. The dissertation award program is open to IAA and non-IAA members from any country. There is no age limit.
  5. Submissions are accepted in all three official IAA/RAI languages (English, German, and French). Dissertations should be delivered in PDF form with embedded fonts to the IAA Office in Leiden no later than March 1. The office shall then forward them to committee members before March 10. The committee will evaluate the articles and make a preliminary ranking.
  6. The committee will submit its selection report to the IAA Board no later than May 1. During the following Rencontre the conclusions will be discussed at the Board meeting, and the prize will be publicly awarded during the general meeting.

Please send the PDF of the manuscript to:

Prof. dr. W.H. van Soldt
w.h.van.soldt@iaassyriology.org

 

Please observe the following rules and regulations:

Conditions

  1. The IAA fund for cuneiform studies subsidies is meant for projects of a limited duration carried out by advanced students and beginning scholars within five years after obtaining their doctoral degree.
  2. The application consists of the application form and three appendices, a succinct description of the proposed project, a written letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor as well as a specified budget.
  3. The subsidy will cover the costs of a project up to €1,000.
  4. If a sum lower than €1,000 is awarded, the remainder may be conferred to another project.
  5. Applicants must be members of the IAA.

IAA Subsidies application form (PDF)

Committee

  1. The committee, which will be selected by the IAA Board, shall consist of three persons; only members of the IAA will be eligible.
  2. The committee members will serve for three years, after which a new committee will be chosen.

Time table

  1. Applications should be sent to the IAA Office in Leiden no later than March 1. The office shall then forward them to the committee members before March 10.
  2. The three or four members of the committee will evaluate the applications and make a preliminary ranking.
  3. The committee will submit its selection report to the IAA Board no later than June 1.
  4. During the following Rencontre the conclusions will be discussed at the Board meeting.
  5. The subsidies will be awarded during the general meeting.

Please send your application to:

Prof. dr. W.H. van Soldt w
w.h.van.soldt@iaassyriology.org

Information on the contests and awards can also be found on our website.