IALA distributes awards to members of IALA who are in the position of an early academic career and who provide a significant contribution to promoting collaboration in the interdisciplinary arena within Landscape Archaeology. Examples of awards are the IALA Dissertation Award and the IALA Young Researcher Award.

Dissertation Award

One of the aims of IALA is to support young landscape archaeology researchers and to foster the collaboration between our members and within the discipline. In order to achieve this, in 2023 IALA awarded for the first time three dissertation prices (€400) to Kuili Suganya Chittiraibalan, Kyle Hearn and Wouter Schoof. If you have a student or project colleague who should be known throughout our community and who has just finished (within the last year) their PhD on a landscape archaeological topic. Our executive- and advisory board will decide about the laureates and hand over the prices during an official IALA General Assembly session (online or hybrid). At the moment we are anticipating a new round of dissertation prizes, soon here will be new deadlines posted. At this time no new nominations will be accepted.

IALA Young Researcher Award

The Young Researcher Award is awarded biannually to the presenting young author of the best research presented in the next LAC conference series. The price is awarded to undergraduate or postgraduate students (Bachelor/Masters/PhD). In 2024 IALA based the decision of who the prizes will win on the votes by the LAC Advisory Board on the quality of their conference abstracts, and there were three winners, who were exempt from registration for LAC2024: Sebastian Wolfrum, Giuseppe Prospero Cirigliano and Elena Saccone D’Ambrosio.