AIMS Long and Short Term Grants for Master and PhD Students

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AIMS Long and Short Term Grants for Master and PhD Students

Jump-start your research career with the extremely amazing long and short-term grants offered by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies. These are annual grant programs open for the academic year 2021-2020. These grants will start in beginning in July 2021. Each year, AIMS gives US-based students with these opportunities to conduct research on North American topics in Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. AIMS’ research centres, which are based in the following countries, will facilitate these programs and help AIMS’ grantees. Students currently enrolled in an MA or PhD program can join these programs. Applications are open for only citizens of the United States.

This year, AIMS is providing both long and short term grants. Short-term grants are one to three months long, while long terms grants are used for the projects that are longer than three months. Grantees will get the opportunity to conduct research, travel to other countries, and get the allowance. These programs will help students gain insight into what it is like to research and needed financial support to cover their education-related expenses. So if you have a scientific mind and like to do research on different topics, then this could be your opportunity.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies, in short AIMS, is a private, non-profit educational organization based in Tucson, AZ. It has been fostering research and exchanging of information among scholars and students from the United States and the Maghrib. It was formed in 1984 and is now serving as the principal professional organization for U.S.-based students interested in North Africa.

Brief Description

For quick information, go through this table:

Organization American Institute for Maghrib Studies
Educational Level Master and PhD
Subjects All
Amount $6,000 to  $15,000
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards N/A
City Tucson
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline January 31, 2021
Application Fee N/A
Requirements N/A

Who May Be Eligible

If you fit the following criteria, then you are eligible for these programs:

  • These grants are available for graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or PhD program, independent scholars, and faculty;
  • Candidates must be a current AIMS member;
  • Aspirants must be US citizens at the time of application;
  • Recipients of AIMS awards in either of the two previous funding cycles are ineligible to apply;
  • Researchers who will need IRB approval must obtain IRB clearance before departure to North Africa.

How to Apply

You need to complete a grant application cover sheet which is given on the organization’s official site as a PDF. Please download it and fill it with all the right and complete information. You can send it with the other required documents given below at

Supporting Documents

  • Proposal or research design of no more than 1,500 words;
  • A proposed research itinerary with approximate dates;
  • Budget, including research grants for this project from all sources;
  • Vitae, including an indication of language proficiency and institutional affiliation at home and if applicable, in the field;
  • A one-page summary of the proposed research in either French or Arabic written by the applicant;
  • Letters of recommendation from two referees, including the candidate’s dissertation advisor, or in the case of applicants holding a PhD, the names of two persons who may be contacted for references. Letters must be emailed separately from the application to


Short-term grants are one to three months long and will provide up to $6,000. On the other hand, long-term grants are longer than three months and will award a maximum of $15,000 to all deserving candidates. This award amount will support grantees to conduct research and cover their educational expenses as well.

Application Deadline

You need to send your application by January 31, 2021. Any late application will not be considered.

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