Prizes, Funds and Awards

Note upfront! The IAA would like to ask everyone in teaching to inform their students of these awards and encourage them to hand in their work, in order to have as many entries as possible, and therewith maintaining as high a standard as possible.

As you have been able to read in the email sent out earlier this month, in 2016 the IAA will again award Assyriologists with prizes and grants for their work in the field. Unfortunately, in 2016 the De Gruyter Prize awarded for the best recent Ph.D. dissertation in Assyriology, will not be given out. The IAA hopes to welcome back the De Gruyter Prize in 2017. The IAA Prize and the IAA Fund are still active and open for entry, however. The IAA Prize is awarded for the best first Assyriological article written after the Ph.D. The winner and runner-up will receive 1000 euros and 250 euros respectively. The IAA Fund is meant for young scholars in need of funding of their research. An amount up to 1000 euros can be awarded. Please observe the rules and conditions of both the IAA Award and the IAA Fund below. The deadlines for both are May 1st!

The IAA Prize

Conditions

  • The article should be available in one of the official RAI languages, French, German or English.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be members of the IAA.
  • A person can apply only once. There is no age limit.
  • The winner receives € 1,000.- the runner-up will receive € 250.-

Committee

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

Time table

  • 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.
  • The three members of the committee will evaluate the articles and make a preliminary ranking.
  • 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.
  • The prizes will be awarded during the general meeting.

Please send your article to:

Prof. dr. W.H. van Soldt Email: w.h.van.soldt@iaassyriology.org
The IAA Fund

Conditions

  • 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.
  • 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. IAA Subsidies application form (PDF)
  • The subsidy will cover the costs of a project up to €1,000.
  • If a sum lower than €1,000 is awarded, the remainder may be conferred to another project.
  • Applicants must be members of the IAA.

Committee

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

Time table

  • 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.
  • The three or four members of the committee will evaluate the applications and make a preliminary ranking.
  • The committee will submit its selection report to the IAA Board no later than June 1.
  • During the following Rencontre the conclusions will be discussed at the Board meeting.
  • The subsidies will be awarded during the general meeting.

Please send your application to: w.h.van.soldt@iaassyriology.org