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

Maureen Kovacs Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies

2014 marks the debut of the Maureen Kovacs Fund, arising from a generous donation by Dr. Maureen Kovacs. It will offer funds for Assyriologists doing post-doctoral research no later than five years after being awarded their doctorate. It will subsidize the costs of a project related to their research up to 1000 Euros, whether for travel expenses, acquisition of research material, or some other necessity approved by the applicant’s supervisor. Any IAA member who is eligible may apply, and the decision about the proposal will be made by a committee of three persons appointed by the Board of the IAA. Continue reading Maureen Kovacs Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies

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. Continue reading Maureen Kovacs Fund