General Fellowship Program

Funding Agency:
American Institute for Yemeni Studies

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS) holds two annual competitions for fellowships supporting research on Yemen, one for U.S. citizens, limited to countries other than Yemen, and one for citizens of the Republic of Yemen. Both are funded by grants from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

​Individual projects awards are up to $5,000 for both fellowships and usually do not exceed the $5,000 limit. 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.  U.S. citizens whose research will take them to more than one country are advised to consider applying to CAORC’s Multi-Country Research Fellowship as well as to AIYS.  Yemeni applicants will also be considered for funding through AIYS’s Al-Eryani Scholarship Fund.

The next deadline for all fellowships is February 13, 2024.


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizens who are enrolled as full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or who are post-graduate professionals.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 13, 2024