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 Sanaa. 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
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.