AIBS Call for Proposals Due!

AIBS is accepting proposals for this year's Symposium: Bangladesh's Recent Past and Imminent Future: Commemorating 30 Years of AIBS.  

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Where: The Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, WI
Deadline for proposals: Friday, May 3rd, 2019
For more details, click here.

For questions or where to submit proposals, email: aibs@southasia.wsic.edu.

Middle Bengali Retreat

From August 4-12, gather, read, and discuss a variety of texts from various periods and genres of pre-modern Bengali literature at the 4th Annual Middle Bengali Retreat.  This years retreat will be at Bab Zouina (near Marrakech, Morocco).  Scholars and advanced students of Bengali are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2019.  For more information and to apply, click here!

AIBS Fellowship Awardees

Congratulations to this year's AIBS Fellowship Awardees!

Elora Chowdhury, Roslyn Schoen, and Joel Bordeaux received Senior Research Fellowships

Kurt Kuehne received a Junior Research Fellowship. 

Click here to read their abstracts!

Thank You Donors!


We are grateful for those who have given to AIBS!

The intellectual exchange, scholarship of social justice, equity, democratic governance, and work toward better relations and mutual understanding between Bangladesh and the US continues to need your support! If you would like to donate too, please visit our page.

Dr. Mathbor's Travel to Bangladesh

Dr. Mathbor, AIBS President, recently traveled to Bangladesh in December, where he gave a keynote address at the 5th International Integrative Research Conference at the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), in addition to meeting with numerous scholars and VIPs from our partner institutions.

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