Fellowship Opportunities

Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship Opportunities for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The AIIS Book Prize

In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject.

AIIS Dissertation Workshop

Workshop: Transforming your dissertation into a book
Sponsored by AIIS and other SA regional organizations
Applications to participate are due by JULY 1, 2015, emailed to Susan S. Wadley, sswadley@syr.edu.
The workshop will begin at 7 pm Wednesday evening, Oct. 21 and continue all day Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.
Participants must arrange their own transport to Madison, Wisconsin for the Annual Conference on South Asia in October 2015

Call For Papers

Conference on Development and Democracy in Bangladesh: Current Problems and Prospects
Dates: October 23—25, 2015 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: The Clark Kerr Center University of California, Berkeley

AIBS Fellowship Field Report

I arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh in August 2014 to examine whether two international safety agreements in the garment industry: Accord and Alliance are improving global workplace standards.  As I am progressing with my research, I thought it would be helpful to share my research and thinking in the form of short articles in the largest circulated English daily called Daily Star.

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