Updates

AIBS-Dhaka University Outreach Lecture

Current AIBS Fellow, Dr. Chaumtoli Huq, conducted an AIBS-Dhaka University Outreach Lecture in November 2014.

For the final report and photos from the lecture, please click here!

AIBS 2015-16 Fellows Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of AIBS's 2015-16 Fellowships!

  • Alison Horton, Rutgers University, awarded 7 months in Bangladesh (Junior Fellowship)
  • Humayun Kabir, The Graduate Center, CUNY, awarded 6 months in Dhaka (Junior Fellowship)
  • Katie Rainwater, Cornell University, awarded 4 months in Khulna, Bangladesh (Predissertation Fellowship)

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

2013-14 Annual Report

AIBS has had a very accomplished year! We are excited to share with you the 2013-14 AIBS Annual Report. Please visit the AIBS Annual Report page, or see attached, to read about our funded fellows, travel grantees, supported conferences, and more!

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).

AIBS signs MOU with Independent University Bangladesh, August 21, 2014

AIBS signs MOU with Independent University Bangladesh, August 21, 2014

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