Call for Fellowship Applications OPEN

For US Citizens conducting research involving Bangladesh:

AIBS is currently accepting research fellowship applications for scholars interested in conducting research that involves Bangladesh in all academic disciplines. Deadline for the application is Sunday, October 2, 2016 (11:59 CST).  Fellowships may begin as soon as December 15, 2016, but must be complete by September 30, 2019. Please click here for additional information and the on-line application, or click on the Fellowships tab above.

4 MOUs signed with Partner Institutions

AIBS is delighted to announce Memorandas of Understanding have been signed with four partner institutions in Bangladesh.  University of Barisal, Khulna University, Daffodil International University (not shown below), and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University joined the ranks of 15 other Bangladesh institutions to partner with AIBS.  For more information about the universities and the actual MOUs, please click here.

Strategic Management & Leadership

AIBS and University of Dhaka jointly hosted the Final Report Presentation and Open Discussion on: Strategic Management and Effective Leadership in Higher Education on August 7, 2016.  An academic gathering involving vice chancellors and leading administrators from more than 15 Bangladeshi public and private universities attended the event with notable presenters.  For a full press release, please click here.

Fellow gives lecture at ULAB

AIBS Junior Fellow, Todd McKay, presented his research on the English-language needs of Bangladeshi high-school students at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh on August 14, 2016.  For a full press release, please click here.

RMG Seminar well attended

AIBS recently hosted a Seminar in Dhaka on the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industries of Bangladesh: Trade, Industrial Relations and Workers' Rights. For a full press release on attendance and suggested recommendations, please 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