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January 17, 2011

Fellowship Program for Research on Yemen for U.S. Citizens 2011 Competition

During the 2011 Academic year AIYS expects to award pre- and post-doctoral fellowships for research on Yemen conducted in places other than Yemen. The deadline for the receipt of fellowship applications for this competition is March 1, 2011. Scholars in all fields of the humanities, social sciences and from fields in the sciences such as paleontology and botany are eligible to apply. It should be noted that ECA-supported fellowships for U.S. based scholars may only be held by U.S. citizens. Fellowships are subject to the renewal of funding by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Information about the range of fellowship programs may be obtained from the AIYS office or from our website.

Please note that this is currently a ban on using State Department-funded fellowships for travle to Yemen, Since it is unknown how long this situation will last, AIYS is--for this presnet competition--accepting only fellowship applications for research on Yemen conducted in places other than Yemen. We regret that we are not accepting applications for Arabic language study at this time.

Information on AIYS

AIYS is a non-profit consortium of academic institutions founded in 1977 for the purpose of supporting research on Yemini and SOuth Arabian studies and promoting scholarly exchange beteween Yemen and the United States. AIYS maintains a research center in Sana'a, Yemen, consisting of a library, hostel, conference/working space, and administrative offices. The AIYS Resident Director in Sana'a coordinates the applications for required research permmits for work in Yemen and provides other facilitative support services, as necessary, for all scholars based in the United States regardless of funding source.

For details about the specific programs, eligibility and application requirements, see the AIYS website at http://www.aiys.org/fellowships or contact Dr. Maria Ellis, Executive Director of AIYS, at the AIYS administrative office: American Institute for Yemeni Sutdies; PO Box 311; Ardmore PA 19003-0311; tel: 610-896-5412, fax: 610-896-9049; e-mail: mellis@sas.upenn.edu.

Posted by carijoy at January 17, 2011 03:21 PM

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