AIBS 2018-19 Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of AIBS's 2018-19 Fellowships!

  • Calynn Dowler, Boston University, awarded 3 months in India (Junior Fellowship)
  • Ian Reed, Florida State University, awarded 6 months in India (Junior Fellowship)
  • Neilesh Bose, University of Victoria, awarded 4 months in India and UK (Senior Fellowship)

Abstracts and more information on these fellowships can be found here.

Call for Workshop in US

Bangladeshi faculty from AIBS partner institutions are invited to submit applications to attend a Faculty Training Workshop on Writing and Publishing in the US.  The workshop will be held at UC Berkeley from April 22 - 29, 2018. 

Deadline to Apply:  February 15, 2018.

For more detailed information about the workshop and how to apply, please click here.

Check out a similar workshop we held last year here.

For questions regarding the workshop or application process, please contact isas@berkeley.edu.


AIBS Visit to Bangladesh

AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor, had a successful trip to Bangladesh recently, furthering collaboration and cooperation of Bangladesh studies.  Dr. Mathbor's visit was eventful with various meetings and events.  He met a member of Parliament, colleagues from several partner institutions, AIBS fellows, and gave a keynote address at the International Conference on Social Work and Sustainable Social Development.  Please visit the AIBS Facebook for more photos of Dr. Mathbor's trip to Bangladesh.

BRUR signs MOU with AIBS

Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur signed a Memoranda of Understanding with AIBS earlier this month during AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor's trip to Bangladesh.  MOUs serve as a foundation for mutual cooperation and exchange in the fields of research, faculty and fellow exchange, and future conferences and research activities between partner institutions and AIBS. Click here to see more AIBS partner institutions in Bangladesh.

Application Deadline: DEC 31, 2017

Reminder:  The deadline for AIBS Fellowship Applications is this Sunday, December 31st, 2017 (midnight, CST).

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies is now accepting research fellowship applications for US scholars interested in conducting research that involves Bangladesh in all academic disciplines. Senior, Junior and Pre-Dissertation Fellowship applications for US Citizens, whether they reside in the US or other country will be accepted.  Deadline is Sunday, December 31st, 2017.  If you have any questions about the application, please contact us at aibs@southasia.wisc.edu.

For more information, click here, or go to the Grants tab at the top of the page and select US Citizen Fellowships.

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