The American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS) holds an annual fellowship competition supporting research on Yemen and Yemeni Studies for U.S. citizens funded by grants from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The U.S. Scholars Fellowship supports advanced research on Yemeni Studies for U.S. citizens to conduct research outside of the U.S. and Yemen.

Proposals are invited from graduate and post-graduate scholars in all disciplines. Collaborative or group projects, including collaborations with Yemeni researchers, are also invited.

Projects are not normally funded above $5,000. Applicants may need to secure additional funding for other expenses or for extended research periods, but in the case of multiple awards AIYS reserves the right to modify or cancel its fellowship offer.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be a full-time graduate student in recognized degree programs or a postgraduate professional (group projects are permitted)

  • Must complete your research in a country outside of the U.S. and Yemen

Application deadline: February 13, 2024

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