American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

AIMS, founded in the early 1980s, was the first regional American overseas research center to be established. Through centers in Tunisia and Morocco its purview includes the entire Maghrib: Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. AIMS is a major locus of academic exchange between the US and North African countries. Fellowships for doctoral candidates and senior scholars are offered mainly in the humanities and social sciences, but awards in technological studies are also made. There is also a grant competition for Maghribi scholars and graduate students wishing to undertake research in a North African country other than their own.