Leigh Douglas Memorial Fund

Grants for Yemeni Studies

Each year the Leigh Douglas Memorial Fund offers two or three small grants (in the region of 300) to assist scholars of any nationality whose research involves the study of Yemeni history, culture, economics, politics or society.

The Leigh Douglas Memorial Fund was established in memory of the life of Dr Leigh Douglas who was killed in Beirut in April 1986. A group of his friends decided to set up a charitable foundation (granted charitable status by the Charity Commissioners of Great Britain in March 1987) as a fitting memorial to his life and work. Leigh had lived in the Yemen where he was Director of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies in Sana’a. He had made the study of the politics of the Yemen the main focus of his academic work, completing a doctoral thesis on the ‘Free Yemeni Movement’ in 1983, published in 1987 by the A.U.B. Press.

Applications should include a brief curriculum vitae, an outline of the relevant research project and a letter of reference. There are two annual deadlines for applications: 1 November and 1 May.

Further enquiries and applications should be sent by post to:

Dr Venetia Porter,
Department of Coins and Medals,
The British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG,
United Kingdom

Or by email to: venetia@trippsiyasa.demon.co.uk