American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS)

Founded in 1977. Institutional and individual membership over 200. Annual dues: $25 regular, $10 students/emeriti (+$10 for overseas addresses); $250 institutional. AIYS is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that promotes pre- and post-doctoral research on Yemen and related areas. AIYS is a resource for individual scholars and institutional members’ projects in Yemen by providing a variety of services. AIYS conducts annual pre- and post-doctoral fellowship competitions for US students and students; under normal conditions fellows may opt to do research, intensive Arabic, or a combination of the two. AIYS also has a fellowship program for Yemeni scholars to do research in Yemen. AIYS publishes an annual bulletin, Yemen Update, and occasional monographs. Annual board and business meetings are held at MESA. Executive Director: Council of American Overseas Research Centers, PO Box 37012, MRC 178, Washington, DC 20013-7012 (202-633-1610; Direct membership inquiries to the address above.

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