AIBS President on MyTV

AIBS President on MyTV show, '50 Minutes’, which aired on August 17th and 18th.


Call for Applications: AIBS Fellowships

American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) is now accepting applications for AIBS Fellowships! The deadline for the fellowship application, and corresponding materials, is September 15, 2014 (11:59 CST).

AIBS supports three types of Fellowships:

AIBS Is Hiring!

AIBS is recruiting to hire an AIBS-Overseas Director in Bangladesh. Please view the position description for more information. 

Deadline for applications is July 30th, 2014.

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.

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