CFP: Image Essays wanted

Call for Proposals: Scholars and researchers interested in writing an "image essay" on "Manly Matters: Iconographies of the Masculine in South Asian Visual Culture" sponsored by Tasveerghar: A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Visual Culture.

Preference will be given to those essays that pertain to under-represented regions of South Asia in the study of visual culture (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and to early career scholars and researchers.

 For more information and the entry process, please click here or go to www.tasveerghar.net. 

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2017.

Bangladesh Scholars Needed


Bangladesh Scholars to present at a panel at the Elphinstone Conference, Mumbai, April 2017

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) invites applications from faculty at universities in Bangladesh interested in forming a panel with one or two other Bangladesh scholars, or solo presenting at the 2nd Mounstuart Elphinstone International Conference.  The conference will be held in April 2017 at Elphinstone College in Mumbai. 

For more detailed information about the call for applications, please click here.

Deadline for applications is Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Fellowship Deadline

Reminder to Bangladesh fellowship applicants: AIBS Fellowship Applications (for Bangladesh citizens) deadline is this Saturday, December 3rd.

For those applicants still needing a letter of reference or sponsorship letter, the deadline for those required documents has been extended to Thursday,  December 15th.

Questions? Email contact.aibs.dhk@gmail.com.

International Travel Grants

Thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) can award funding for international conference travel to the US for Bangladeshi scholars to present/lecture or to organize a panel that includes topics relevant to Bangladesh Studies at a scholarly conference. Please click here for more information.

Call for Bangladesh Fellowships

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies is currently accepting research fellowship applications for Bangladesh senior scholars interested in conducting research in the US that involves all academic disciplines.  These fellowships are 2 months in duration and are supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh.  Fellowships may begin as soon as January 10, 2017, but must be complete by June 30, 2017. Deadline for the application is Saturday, December 3, 2016. Please click here for additional information about the fellowships and on-line applcation, or go to the Grants tab and click on Bangladesh Citizen Fellowship link.

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