Call for Fellowship Applications

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DEADLINE: September 15, 2015

Rescheduled Conference Announcement

National Conference on Strategic Management and Effective Leadership in Higher Education
Co-hosted by AIBS and the University of Dhaka on August 7-8, 2015
Nabab Nawab Ali Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka

AIBS President meets Dhaka U. Scholars

In May of 2015, the AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor, had a productive meeting with the Social Welfare Alumni Association of Dhaka University in Bangladesh. 

AIBS President meets with Dhaka U. VC

In May of 2015, the AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor, had a productive meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University in Bangladesh.

AIBS President visits with AIBS Fellows

The AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor, had a dinner meeting with the AIBS Fellows in Bangladesh. In addition, George Mesthos of the US Embassy attended this dinner meeting.

President's Welcome

It gives me immense pleasure to serve as the President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS). I firmly believe that communication provides connectivity and connectivity results in productivity. I welcome you to our web site, which provides detailed information about our current offerings and insights on future plans and initiatives.  

AIBS is an association of institutions of higher learning in the United States aimed at promoting scholarly understanding between Bangladesh and the United States.  Incorporated in 1988, AIBS provides senior and junior fellowships as well as pre-dissertation grants for U.S. scholars and students to visit Bangladesh and observe first-hand the problems facing a developing country. Other programs include research and development seminars and workshops through our Dhaka Center to address the educational and development issues in Bangladesh. A final program permits Bangladeshi scholars to visit the United States for joint research projects with U.S. scholars.  Since its inception, affiliated scholars have investigated a wide range of research topics in fields including but not limited to demography, politics, sustainable development, bureaucracy, anthropology, archeology, history, refugee issues, gender and minority studies, religion, rural and urban migration as well as banking and good governance. 

Thanks for your interest in the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies. Please feel free to contact us for further information and assistance.

Golam M. Mathbor, Ph.D.
President, AIBS