- The competition is open to Maghribi citizens who are conducting research for a doctoral dissertation or are post doctoral or senior scholars. The CEMA/CEMAT/TALIM Research Fellowships for Maghribi Scholars are open to citizens of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Grants are to be used for research in Algeria, Morocco or Tunisia and are open to scholars of business, humanities and the social sciences. Grantees must conduct their research in a country other than their own and explain why travel to another Maghribi country is necessary for their research.
- The grant will typically be for 20-45 days, but support for longer stays will be considered. Priority will be given to Maghribi scholars living in North Africa and to those not having received such grant in the last three years.
- Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS).
- The grant awards will range between $1000 and $2500.
- The grantees will be affiliated with an AIMS Overseas Research Center: CEMA in Oran, Algeria; CEMAT in Tunis, Tunisia; or TALIM in Tangier, Morocco. Research will be conducted in one of these countries.
- The grantees will make a presentation on their research at the center with which they are affiliated during the period of their grant. This lecture may be at the host center, or at the home center.
- Grantees should, whenever possible, interact with other affiliated scholars doing research in the host country.
- At the end of their grant period, and within 30 days, all research fellows must submit to CEMA, CEMAT or TALIM both a 2-5 page summary of their research work in the country and an accounting of the use of all fellowship funds. CEMA, CEMAT or TALIM will retain a portion of the funds until the report has been submitted and a lecture given at one of these centers. AIMS may choose to publish fellowship reports in the AIMS newsletter.
- Applicants should consult their institution about any release time that may be needed to carry out the proposed project. AIMS assumes that applicants have obtained any necessary approval from their home institution.
- Applications must include the following:
- completed applicant information sheet English (PDF) or French (PDF);
- one-page description of the proposed research in English. It should include a clearly stated reason as to why research in Maghrebi country other than the applicant's home country is essential to the research;
- detailed 3-5 page description of the research project in French, English or Arabic;
- curriculum vitae (View examples);
- detailed recommendation letters will be helpful, but are not mandatory.
Application deadline is January 31, 2010.
No application received beyond this date will be accepted. Applications can be sent by mail, email or fax to the following address:
American Institute for Maghrib Studies
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
845 N. Park Ave.
Marshall Bldg., Room 477
PO Box 210158-B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158 USA
Phone: (520) 626-6498
Fax: (520) 621-9257
Grant funds need to be used by October 1, 2010.
Before departure, grantees must have medical and evacuation insurance to cover them in their country of research. This will be arranged through CEMA, CEMAT or TALIM and the cost will be deducted from the amount of the grant award.