Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARRII)

TAARII announces fellowship opportunities for US Scholars to conduct research on Iraq.

TAARII is a consortium of American universities, museums, and other scholarly institutions dedicated to the furtherance of research in and on Iraq and to fostering mutual understanding and respect between American and Iraqi peoples. With support of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), TAARII intends to establish a research center and hostel in Baghdad. However, under current cirucumstances, it operates mainly outside Iraq. For now, the programs in Iraq itself are limited to a fellowship competition for Iraqi scholars. A major part of our operations will always be a fellowship program for American scholars to conduct research focused on subjects in any legitimate academic field from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Iraq, giving priority to collaborative projects undertaken jointly by US and Iraqi scholars.

At this time, the Institute invites proposals from US scholars for feasible research on Iraq-related topics outside the country. Such topics could include remote sensing studies of ancient Iraqi landscapes, environmental studies, research in Ottoman records related to Iraq and social projects that involve interview with Iraqis living abroad.

Proposals are invited from individual American post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral researchers for awards of up to $10,000 to conduct research related to Iraq in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Proposals from researchers working on Iraq-related topics in the biological and physical sciences may also be considered.

Applications must be received electronically by December, 15 2010. For further requirements, please visit TAARII website, http://www.taarii.orrg/, or email apply@taarii.org.

Awards will be announced in February, for projects that should not begin before March 15, 2011. Special requests for projects to begin sooner may also be considered.

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