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American Institute for Maghrib Studies

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) program offers grants to US scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, or Mauritania. 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 of three months or longer. 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 will provide a small allowance for supplementary research expenses. Some privately funded grants are except from this rule.

Note: Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application.

Last updated October 2017

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Travel


  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • 1-3 months or more


  • January 31 

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • up to $6,00 for fewer than 3 months; up to $15,000 for longer than 3 months