The winner of 2017 is:

Odette Boivin, University of Toronto, for the project: “The Archive of the Sons of Labashi in the British Museum”.


Please observe the following rules and regulations:

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. IAA Subsidies application form (PDF)
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.

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 the following email address: IAAsubsidies@iaassyriology.com

PLEASE NOTE: At the 2015 IAA Board Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the Board decided that the IAA Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies should not be awarded to any project that will make direct use of unprovenanced material acquired after 1970. This decision was ratified at the 2015 General Meeting in Bern, Switzerland. The date was chosen based on the November 14, 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (see http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13039&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html). This restriction applies only to work done under the auspices of the IAA Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies. Applicants for the IAA Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies are asked to indicate in the required short description of the subject of research that the material on which they are working meets the requirement set forth above.