The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) announces its bi-annual prizes for the best U.S. doctoral dissertations on Iraq. Dissertations defended during the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 academic years are eligible and may come from any discipline for the study of any time period. The competition is open to U.S. citizens at any university worldwide and any student at a U.S. university. One award of $1,500 will be made for The Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on ancient Iraq. Another award of $1,500 will be made for the best dissertation on medieval or modern Iraq.
Nominations and submissions should come directly from dissertation advisors. Advisors should submit a PDF copy of the dissertation manuscript and a letter explaining the importance of the dissertation. Please send all nominations/submissions, along with contact information for dissertation authors, by July 1, 2015, to The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII), firstname.lastname@example.org. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.