Faculty Research Conference - April 28th

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- April 28, 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Rethinking Gender, Identity, and Popular Culture in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: A Faculty Research Conference

Where: Chowdhury Center, Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
When: Saturday, April 28th, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

What: The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, in partnership with AIBS and CAORC, is excited to announce the arrival of nine faculty members from top universities in Banlgadesh and Sri Lanka to be in residence for one week at the Chowdhury Center and participate in a program focused on academic writing and publishing. The week will culminate on Saturday, April 28th, when the faculty will present their papers in progress. The public is welcome to attend on Saturday.

AIBS Collaborative Results!!

AIBS in partnership with the Chowdhury Center and the US Embassy in Dhaka, hosted five faculty members from top universities in Bangladesh to participate in a workshop on academic writing and publishing in October 2016.  We are proud to announce a published product from this event, an article published in the Journal of Social Development Issues, No 39 (2), 2017 by Mohammad Abdul Hannan Pradhan & Golam Mathbor.  Click here to see the article.

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.

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