AIMS Research Grants Program for US Citizens, 2015-2016

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The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is offering research grants for the academic year beginning in May 2015. 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 awards short-term grants for one to three months for up to $6,000 and long-term research grants with a maximum of $15,000 for projects longer than three months. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2015.. The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2015. 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. Two types of grants are available: -. Grants are available for conducting research in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Grants are awarded to conduct research on North Africa
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or PhD 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 prior to May 2016. Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application.
· All AIMS grantees are required to present their research at one of the AIMS Overseas Research Centers or affiliated centers, currently CEMA in Oran, Algeria; CEMAT in Tunis, Tunisia; Dar Si
· Hmad in Sidi Ifni, Morocco; TALIM in Tangier, Morocco. AIMS Grantees must also submit a written report within one month of completing their fieldwork.
Benefits of the scholarship: AIMS awards short-term grants for one to three months for up to $6,000. AIMS awards long-term research grants with a maximum of $15,000 for projects longer than three months. In the event a grantee declines an AIMS award to accept another grant, AIMS may provide a small allowance for supplementary research expenses. Some privately funded grants are exempt from this rule.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not KnownD

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