Call for applications: The IAA Prize, Fund, and Subsidies

The IAA seeks to support early career scholars within the field of Assyriology and Mesopotamian Archeology. Three funds are now open for applications, and early career scholars can apply for support for short research projects, for conference participation, and for a prize for the best first article written after a completed PhD. Remember that the deadline for all three applications is March 1st, and that all applicants must be members of the IAA. Besides these three, there is also the new IAA Dissertation Prize, for which already 23 dissertations are in competition! The winners will be announced at the General Meeting of the IAA.

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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. Continue reading Awards and Funding

IAA Contests and Awards 2014

At the 2013 Rencontre the names of the first winners of the IAA Prize and of the De Gruyter Dissertation Award were announced (see the Minutes of the meeting). Both competitions have turned out to be very successful, with many young scholars submitting their work for consideration. Continue reading IAA Contests and Awards 2014