The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) invites proposals from U.S. scholars for feasible short-term research on Iraq-related topics to be conducted outside of Iraq and the United States. For example, projects could include:

  • Research in archives in Europe, Turkey, or India
  • Interviews with Iraqis living abroad
  • Remote sensing of ancient Iraqi landscapes
  • Collaboration between a U.S. scholar and an Iraqi scholar living in Iraq.

TARII is a consortium of American universities, museums, and other scholarly institutions dedicated to furthering research in and on Iraq and to fostering mutual understanding and respect between American and Iraqi peoples. TARII currently operates outside Iraq. When security conditions allow, it will establish a research center and hostel in Baghdad.

Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

Proposals for TARII’s U.S. Fellowship program are invited from individual post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral researchers for awards of up to $7,000, with multiple awards given each year. Successful candidates must be US citizens.

Applications must be received by April 30, 2020.  For more information and to apply, see the TARII website