September 22, 2010
Fellowship opportunites for U.S. Scholars to conduct research on Iraq
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) announces fellowship opportunites for U.S. Scholars to conduct research on Irag
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 circumstances, 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 U.S. and Iraqi scholars.
At this time, the Institute invites proposals from U.S. 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, historical research, social science projects that involve interviews with Iraqis living abroad, joint projects involving a U.S. scholar and an Iraqi living in the country, and public health studies.
Applications must be received electronically by December 15, 2010. 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 and social sciences. Proposals from researchers working on Iraq-related topics in the biological and physical sciences may also be considered.
A complete application consists of the following:
* A completed application form (available from the TAARII office http://www.taarii.org/fellowships/us-scholars)
* A curriculum vitae
* A project narrative of no more than 10 double-spaced pages
* A project budget
* Evidence of any official permissions required to carry out the project, if applicable.
Awards will be announced in February, for projects that should not begin before March 15.
Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who are post-graduate researchers or full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs. Awards will be made on the basis of merit as determined by a review panel consisting of scholars from member universities.
Support for this program comes from a grant from the State Department's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs (State/ECA) through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).
For further information on how to apply, contact:
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 920
Chicago , IL 60615
Tel: (773) 844-9658
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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