Deadline for applications is December 31, 2019

CEMAT: Libya Antiquities Fellowship Program

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its Libyan Antiquities Fellowship Program for the academic year 2020-2021 beginning in Spring 2020. The Fellowship Program is intended for U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on a topic related to Libyan antiquities and archeology.

 Fellowship Description
The AIMS Libyan Antiquities Fellowship Program will offer a grant to one U.S. scholar that will provide the opportunity to conduct research on a topic related to Libyan archeological heritage. The successful applicant will receive a stipend (including travel to and from Tunis, and travel related to the fellowship for research purposes) up to $25,000 USD for a period of 9 months. The Fellow will be housed at and affiliated with AIMS’ Overseas Research Center in Tunis (CEMAT) and the Fellow’s program of research will be conducted in Tunisia only.

Eligibility
The fellowship is offered to pre- and postdoctoral scholars in Archeology and Antiquities Studies. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application. For membership information, please contact the AIMS U.S. Office at aims@aimsnorthafrica.org or go to: www.AIMSNorthAfrica.org. For grant information, please contact info@cematmaghrib.org with the mention “AIMS Antiquities Fellowship” in the subject line.

Requirements
In conjunction with conducting research, the fellow will be involved in AIMS’ program on strengthening humanities in Libya and will be expected to support and work with the CEMAT senior staff in matters related to expanding the Libya portfolio. The AIMS Libya Fellow will also support lectures at CEMAT related to Libya as well as assist in identifying Libyan participants for existing activities at CEMAT. The Fellow will participate in the creation of a Libyan studies podcasts series, which will be included in the popular Maghreb in Past & Present Podcast series run by CEMAT (with CEMA in Algeria and TALIM in Morocco).

 Applications must include the following:

  • A completed grant application cover sheet (available at left of this page);
  • Proposal or research design of no more than 1,500 words;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including indication of language proficiency and institutional affiliation;
  • One-page summary of the proposed research in Arabic written by the applicant;
  • Letters of recommendation from two referees, including the applicant’s dissertation advisor, or in the case of applicants holding a Ph.D., the names of two persons who may be contacted for references. Letters can be emailed separately from the application to AIMSFellowship@gmail.com.

Applications should be organized in the order above and emailed to AIMSFellowship@gmail.com with the subject line “Libyan Antiquities Fellow.” Please scan all materials into one “pdf” document and submit as one attachment. Letters of recommendation or support can be emailed separately.

The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2019. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. The successful applicant will be announced February 1st, 2020. Grantees are advised that air travel from the U.S. must meet the Fly America Act.

~ This Fellowship is made possible through a grant from the Department of State/Libya External Office in Tunis ~