Climate Change Conference

AIBS is pleased to announce its support of the International Gobeshona Research Conference on Climate Change in Bangladesh.  In its third year, the event is scheduled from January 8 - 11, 2017 at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Please click here for the promotional flyer or go to www.gobeshona.net for more information.

Assistant Professor Opening

James Madison College, Michigan State University is looking to hire an Assistant Professor in Comparative Cultures and Politics.  For more complete information about this position, please click here.

Call for Resident Fellow in Dhaka

AIBS is lookinfg to hire a Resident Fellow to manage and oversee the AIBS Dhaka Center in Bangladesh.

This postion is perfect for a recent PhD (or ABD) scholar to gain career-building experience in administration, management and public service.  US Citizens, Bangladesh Citizens, and permanent residents of the US are eligible to apply.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2016. For more information, please click here.

Fellowship Application Deadline Nears

The application deadline for US Citizens seeking Fellowships is just around the corner!

If you are interested in a Senior, Junior or Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, the deadline is Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 11:59 (CST).

For more information and access to the on-line application, click on the above Fellowship tab or click here.

President & US Embassy in Dhaka

AIBS President meets with US Embassy members before his departure from Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Pictured here with Dr. Mathbor is Ms. Meher Niger, Ms. Elizabeth Thornhill, and Ms. Shaheen Khan. 

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