The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII)
Founded in 1989, under the name the American Association for Research in Baghdad (AARB). Annual dues: $250 Institutional Membership; $35 Individual Membership; $20 Student and Emeritus Membership; $1,000 Corporate Membership. TARII is a consortium of universities, colleges, museums, and libraries, incorporated as a non-profit in the State of Illinois and holding 501 (c ) 3 status with the IRS. TARII promotes scholarly research on and in Iraq and aims to create a multidisciplinary American scholarly research center in Iraq, as conditions permit. TARII raises funds for advanced graduate and post-graduate fellowships for Americans and Iraqis to work on Iraq. TARII initiates its own conferences and research projects and is interested in fostering joint projects between American and Iraqi academics. TARII publishes a semi-annual newsletter. The TARII annual meeting is held in conjunction with MESA. TARII sponsors panels at the annual MESA meeting.