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Aviram Prize 2013 sponsored by the Dorot Foundation

The Dorot Foundation announces its sponsorship of a prize, administered by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), to honor Joseph Aviram, Director of the Israel Exploration Society (IES) for seventy years and President of the IES as of January 1, 2010.

The $2,500 Prize will be awarded for the paper selected by a committee of distinguished judges (Profs. Eric Meyers [Duke University], Jodi Magness [University of North Carolina], and Lawrence Stager [Harvard University]). The primary criterion of the winning paper will be that it most advances the scholarship of its given field. Papers should be no more than 30 pages in length, and the winner must be available to present a version of the paper during a special hour-long session at the 2013 ASOR annual meeting in Baltimore. The paper may be by a scholar of any national origin who received her or his Ph.D. within the last five years (since 2007). The paper can be on any topic that is consonant with ASOR’s mission statement. Papers submitted for consideration may be a revision of a paper previously presented at an annual meeting, but the paper should not have been published before the 2013 ASOR annual meeting.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2013. While the paper that is submitted to the committee of judges may be up to 30 pages in length, the winner of the prize will need to read a version of the paper in a special time slot. Papers must be submitted electronically by email as a PDF document to ASOR at asorad@bu.edu. Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed. The subject of the email should include the following: “Aviram prize submission.” Please also include the following information in the body of the email with the paper attached: candidate’s full name, institutional affiliation (if any), e-mail address, mailing address, date of receipt of the Ph.D. degree, name and e-mail address of dissertation adviser. After the announcement of the prize, the winner will be expected to become a professional member of ASOR (if he or she is not already a member), register for the 2013 ASOR annual meeting, and attend the 2013 meeting.