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The Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh Book Award for Yemeni Heritage
جائزة عبد العزيز المقالح لطباعة الكتاب في التراث والثقافة  اليمنية


Deadline for the 2025 award is February 1, 2025


AIYS announces a competition for funding the publication of academic research books in Arabic by Yemeni scholars in Yemen. We recognize the difficult situation Yemeni scholars currently face and want to provide assistance for publishing their research. Yemeni scholars with a draft book or monograph in the humanities, arts or social sciences ready for publication should submit their manuscript (in Word or pdf) and fill out the submission form below. Preference will be given to books that focus on Yemeni heritage. Submissions will be reviewed by a publication committee of AIYS members.

يعلن المعهد الأميركي للدراسات اليمنية عن المنافسة لطباعة كتب أكاديمية باللغة العربية للباحثين اليمنيين في اليمن. إننا ندرك الوضع الصعب الذي يواجه الباحثين اليمنين في الوقت الراهن ونريد تقديم المساعدة لنشر بحوثهم. الباحثين اليمنين الذين لديهم مسودة كتاب أو دراسة في مجال العلوم الإنسانية, الآداب أو العلوم الاجتماعية جاهزة للطباعة والنشر ويريدون نشرها عليهم تقديم مخطوط الكتاب او الدراسة في ملف  ورود أوبي دي أف (Word or pdf) وتعبئة استمارة تقديم الطلب الموجودة أدناه. سيتم منح الأفضلية للكتب التي تركز على الموروث التاريخي والثقافي اليمني. وسيتم تقييم ومراجعة الطلبات من قبل لجنة النشر المكونة من أعضاء المعهد الأميركي للدراسات اليمنية. الموعد النهائي لتقديم الطلبات خلال هذه الدورة هو١ نوفمبر ٢٠٢٢.  المعهد الأميركي للدراسات اليمنية سوف يقدم تمويل الطباعة والنشر في اليمن.

Submission Guidelines
You may submit your proposal in English or Arabic
يمكنك تقديم اقتراحك باللغة الإنجليزية أو العربية
Please fill out and submit the application form below
يرجى ملء وتقديم نموذج الطلب

AIYS Book Awards are available as a book in Yemen, but it is not possible to ship copies outside Yemen at this time.  Individuals outside of Yemen may obtain a pdf copy of the text by making a donation of at least $25 to AIYS. The proceeds from this donation will be used to support future book awards. This Book Award is currently one of the only sources of funding for scholarly book publication in Arabic in Yemen.

How to Order a PDF copy and support future Book Awards:

  1. Look through our book award recipients below and on our past recipients page and decide which one you want

  2. Make your donation here:

  3. Notify the AIYS Webshaykh ( that you have made your donation and which book you would like to receive. You will be sent your PDF soon after.

  4. Important Note: We ask that you do not distribute the pdf but let others know that they can order their own copy with a donation. This will ensure that we can continue to provide funding for future book awards to Yemeni scholars in Yemen.

2023 Award

Ahmad Sharf Sa'id Al-Hakimi

معجم لغوي في لهجة المعافر وتراثها

(The Lexicon of Al-Ma'afir Dialect and its Heritage)
Reflecting years of careful dialectal study in the central highlands Al-Ma`afir region that today includes Ta`izz and regions of the Red Sea Coast in Southwestern Arabia, Dr. Al-Hakimi’s three-volume lexicon offers an extraordinary inventory of approximately four thousand five-hundred words and expressions. Scholars engaged in studies of social history, agriculture, architecture, urbanization, economics, religion, literature and daily ritual activities of all sorts will be pleased at having access to this work. Especially welcome are the author’s annotations comparing vernacular words to usages recorded in classical Arabic sources and Semitic grammars documented elsewhere.

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