AIMS Grants Program for US Citizens in Maghrib Country, 2014/15

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American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) is offering research grants for graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or PhD program. These research grants will be awarded for conducting research in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. Two types of grants will be awarded i.e. short-term (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). Application deadline is 31st January, 2014.

Study Subject (s): grants are awarded for conducting research on North Africa.
Course Level: Grants are available for conducting research in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia.
Scholarship Provider: These awards are made possible through grants from U.S. Department of State.
Scholarship can be taken at: Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco or Tunisia

Eligibility:-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.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: USA applicants are eligible for this research grants.

Scholarship Description: The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2014. The 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): AIMS awards short-term grants for one to three months and long-term grants for projects longer than three months.

What does it cover? 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.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Awards will be announced in April.

How to Apply: Applications should be arranged in the order above and emailed toAIMSFellowship-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-at-gmail.com.)

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2014.

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