AIM Research Grants for the United States Scholars

  • Target: The citizens of the United States or U.S. permanent residents
  • Benefits: $15,000
  • Level and Discipline: Research program in any field
  • Host Institution: Any institution – North America
  • Deadline: 31 January every year

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is delighted to offer a number of AIM Grants for U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. Two types of grants are available; Short-Term Research Grants and Long-Term Research Grants.

Program Description
The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2018. The program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia.

AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib.

Award Value
Short-Term Research Grants: AIMS awards short-term grants for one to three months for up to $6,000. These awards may also be used in combination with grants from other sources for projects of longer duration.
Long-Term Research Grants: AIMS offers awards with a maximum of $15,000 for projects longer than three months.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in any field.

Place of Study
In North America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program, independent scholars, and faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply.
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
  • Recipients of AIMS awards in either of the two previous funding cycles are ineligible to apply.
  • Travel/research plans must be set and funds must be disbursed.
  • Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S. citizens are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Applications must include the following items and arranged in this order:

  • Completed grant application cover sheet (pdf, attached left)
  • Proposal or research design of no more than 1,500 words
  • Proposed itinerary with approximate dates (note that during Ramadan and August vacation research access is limited)
  • Budget (from all sources)
  • Curriculum Vitae, including indication of language proficiency and institutional affiliation
  • One page summary of the proposed research in either French or Arabic
  • Letters of recommendation from two referees, including the candidate’s dissertation advisor, or in the case of applicants holding a Ph.D., the names of two persons who may be contacted for references.
  • Letters may be included with the application or emailed separately to: AIMSFellowship@gmail.com

Please email completed applications to:

Website and Application Link

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