Final Report released from Conference

The final report from the National Conference on Strategic Management and Effective Leadership In Higher Education held last summer in Bangladesh was shared at a Press Conference in Dhaka on January 13, 2016. Click here for more details and the list of recommendations resulting from the conference.

ULAB signs MOU with AIBS

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr. Golam Mathbor, President of AIBS, and Professor Imran Rahman, Vice Chancelor of ULAB on January 11, 2016.  Read more about it in the press release here.

AIBS and BRAC University sign MOU

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between AIBS President Dr. Golam Mathbor and BRAC University Professor Syed Saas Andaleeb, Ph.D. on December 28, 2015.  Click here for the press release. 

AIBS and IUB discuss language program

AIBS President Dr. Golam Mathbor, and Secretary Dr. Rebecca Manring met with Vice Chancellor Professor Omar Rahman and Bangla Lecturer Ms. Reefat Munmun from Independent University, Bangladesh, on December 27th to discuss establishing a summer language program for AIBS scholars and fellows in Bangladesh.


Shown from left to right: Ms. Reefat Munmun, Dr. Rebecca Manring, VC and Professor Omar Rahman, Dr. Golam Mathbor, and Mr. Sudipta Roy, AIBS Resident Director, Bangladesh


CAORC Fellowship Deadlines Near

Reminder: CAORC's fellowship DEADLINES are NEXT MONTH!!

Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship: 15 January, 2016

CAORC Mutli-Country Research Fellowship: 30 January 2016

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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