By becoming an individual AIYS member, you help support research fellowships for Yemeni and American scholars, research workshops in Yemen and the outreach efforts of AIYS in social media and our main website. You also have voting rights for election of At-Large Board members. When available again, AIYS members may use the facilitative services provided by the AIYS office in Sanaa, and may request lodging in the AIYS hostel in Sanaa.

Annual Membership Fees

Individual  $25          

Students  $10

Retired  $10

Institutional  $250


Multiple-year memberships are accepted. For information on or application forms for institutional or corporate membership contact AIYS. Application can be made by mail or online. To mail your application, payment by check or postal money order, drawn in U.S. dollars payable to AIYS, should be sent along with a printed membership form to:

American Institute for Yemeni Studies
c/o Council of American Overseas Research Centers
PO Box 37012, MRC 178
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012.

Because of restrictions on negotiating foreign-origin U.S. dollar checks, persons paying from abroad should use a foreign-origin check in U.S. dollars only if the bank has -- and the check shows -- both an ABA number and a bank transit number. Alternative modes for international payment that do seem to work include direct electronic transfer from bank to bank, International Postal Money Order, and Western Union Money Order.


Donate to the Work of AIYS

Membership fees and tax-deductible contributions over the years have supported AIYS in its continuous growth and helped it to enlarge and adapt the programs that support American research in Yemen. Today they are needed more than ever to support specific purposes such as the AIYS library, the fellowship program for Yemeni citizens, supporting our Yemeni staff, supporting the arts in Yemen, or contributing to our US scholarship funds. Your contribution will be of great help in sustaining these efforts.

Or choose a specific fund...

 Abdulkarim Al-Eryani Scholarship Fund                                                

AIYS is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization exempt from taxes under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (Federal EIN # 36- 2979533). Voluntary contributions to aid in AIYS' work are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.

You may donate online by submitting the online membership/donation form and pay the online (including credit card) options, or send a check or money order to AIYS  and sending the printed version of the donation form.

Donations may be made to a specific fund or to our general funds.

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