2017 AIMS Grants Program for US Citizens in Maghrib Country

2017 AIMS Grants Program for US Citizens in Maghrib Country. Applications are open until 31st January 2017. American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is offering research grants for graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or PhD program. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia

Level: Research

Field(s): grants are awarded for conducting research on North Africa

Deadline: 31st January 2017.

Funded By: These awards are made possible through grants from U.S. Department of State.


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017 AIMS Grants Program is targeted for USA applicants .

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration:  AIMS awards short-term grants for one to three months and long-term grants for projects longer than three months.

Scholarship covers: 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. AIMS offer 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.

Description

‣ The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2017.

‣ The 2017 AIMS Grants Program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, 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. 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.

‣ 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

Have what it takes to avail 2017 AIMS Grants Program?

‣ 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 prior to May 2015.
-Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application.


Notification:

‣ Awards will be announced in April. Grantees are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain the necessary research clearances and also that air travel from the U.S. must meet the Fly America Act. Fellows travel at their own risk and should follow state department warnings and restrictions.


Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications should be arranged in the order above and emailed to AIMSFellowship-at-gmail.com.

‣ Applications must include the following:

  • Completed grant application cover sheet (PDF)
  • Proposal or research design of no more than 1,500 words
  • Proposed itinerary with approximate dates
  • Budget (from all sources)
  • Vitae, including indication of language proficiency and institutional affiliation (View examples)
  • 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. (Note: Referees are welcome to send their letters directly to AIMSFellowship@gmail.com.)
  • View examples of vitae and proposals for AIMS grants
  • Applications should be arranged in the order above and emailed to AIMSFellowship@gmail.com.

The deadline for applications is January 31ST, 2017. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered for funding.

For more Information about 2016 AIMS Grants Program



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