AIMS Research Scholarship for US students 2015-16

Last Updated on April 22, 2015

Scholarships grant by AIMS

There are scholarships available for US domiciled students for Maghrib Studies, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies 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.

Note: 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

Course Level: Scholarship Grant available for conducting research in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia.

Subject to Study: Remember that scholarship are awarded to conduct research on North Africa

Grant Supplier: U.S. Department of State

Scholarship valid in: Scholarships valid only in Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia.

Quantity of award: Not Known

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Announcement:  Awards will be announced in April.

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Important point for scholarship:

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:

One is 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.

Second is Long-Term Research Grants:

  • Institute offers awards with a maximum of $15,000 for projects longer than three months. In accordance with an agreement with major funding agencies, applicants may not accept multiple grants concurrently for the same project.
  • 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.

Eligibility for AIMS Grant:

  • One thing kept in mind while interested intends to apply that applicant should be 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.

NOTE: Only US Citizens can apply for this grant program.

Scholarship Duration:

One thing about the duration need to know that Short-Term Grants are available for one to three months.

Note: These awards may also be used in combination with grants from other sources for projects of longer duration. Long-Term research grants for projects longer than three months.

Scholarships consists of:

  • AIMS Scholarshipn grant 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.

Procedure to Apply:

Mood of application submission is online applications should be arranged in the order below and emailed. Applications must include the following:

  • Submit completed grant application cover sheet
  • Remember that proposal or research design of no more than 1,500 words
  • A proposed itinerary with approximate dates
  • Budget which candidate have from all sources
  • CV which indication of language proficiency and institutional affiliation
  • Its is compulsory that write 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.

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2015.

Official link for AIMS Research Grants Program

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