Dissertation Prizes

Every two years, TARII awards the best U.S. doctoral dissertations on Iraq. The Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize (named in 2011) recognizes the best dissertation on ancient Iraq. A second award recognizes the best dissertation on modern or medieval Iraq. The competition is open to U.S. citizens at any university worldwide and any student at a U.S. university.

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The Donny george Youkhana dissertation prize

One award of $1,000 will be made bi-annually for The Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on ancient Iraq.

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Modern & medieval iraq dissertation prize

One award of $1,000 will be made bi-annually for the best dissertation on medieval or modern Iraq.

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Previous Winners

TARII has issued numerous dissertation prizes since 2005. Take a look at some of the previous winners and their projects.