Call for Proposals - AIBS Preconference


A Regional Symposium on:
 Extreme Weather, Disasters, and Indigenous Practices in South Asia

Hosted by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS)
, a day-long symposium sponsored by the American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) (AIBS, AIIS, AIPS, AISLS, ANHS).

Looking for Peer Reviewers!

The International and Foreign Language Education office (IFLE) of the U.S. Department of Education administers a variety of international education programs. IFLE continually seeks qualified individuals, in particular, world language and area/international studies specialists, to serve as readers for grant competitions.

AIBS Travel Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Kimberly Thomas on receiving an AIBS Travel Award for the upcoming Dimensions of Political Ecology conference to present her paper: "Undercurrents: Non-water flows along a transboundary river"

Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation, champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history. The first of its kind in the US, the Center’s mission is to create an innovative model combining research, scholarships, the promotion of art and culture, and the building of ties between institutions in Bangladesh and the University of California.

Call for Proposals: American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting 2014


The 2014 meeting of the American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will take place in Denver, Colorado, November 6-8, 2014. The ASLH invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. We also encourage thematic proposals that range across traditional chronological or geographical fields. The Program Committee will give preference to presenters who did not present at last year's 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