Call for Overseas Director in Bangladesh

AIBS is hiring a Resident Overseas Director in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Click here for the complete job description and how to apply.

Or, go to: http://hotjobs.bdjobs.com/jobs/AIBS/AIBS2a.htm

Application deadline is July 1, 2016.


Call for Funding for Workshop

Call for Funding for Middle Bengali Retreat cum Workshop in Transylvania in August 2016

Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016

For individuals attending the Middle Benagali Retreat cum Workshop in Transylvania from August 11 -21, 2016, AIBS has limited awards for funding to attend the event.  A copy of your CV and a one page proposal stating how the workshop will enhance your future goals is due to the AIBS office (email: aibs@southasia.wisc.edu) by Friday, April 22nd.

More details about the funding and workshop can be found by clicking here.


Vacancy: Full-time postdoc Researcher

Two-year full-time postdoc available

The Jahangirnagar University (JU), Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB) and the Anthropology Department at the VU University are looking for a post-doc researcher for the two year WOTRO funded project “Migration, livelihoods and SRHR: A triple case-study of young female migrants (YFMs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh”. The post-doc will be stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For more information, click here.

AAS Meeting in Seattle

AIBS Officers and US Director take a break to pose for a picture during the AAS conference held in Seattle, WA this year.

(From Left to Right): Laura Hammond, (US Director), Prof. Rebecca Manring (AIBS Secretary), Dr. Golam Mathbor (AIBS President), Dr. Sanchita Saxena (AIBS Treasurer).

Funding Available for Language Study

      AIBS is pleased to announce Full Tuition Fellowships

      for the study of Elementary and Intermediate Bangla

                                   for Summer 2016.

                              For more information, click here.

                      For the application for funding, click here.

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