US Fellowships Application Ready Soon

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies will soon be accepting research fellowship applications for US scholars interested in conducting research that involves Bangladesh in all academic disciplines. A few things to note for those who want to start preparing:  An affiliation with an institution is required, so if you aren't currently affiliated with an organization, its wise to start making contacts now. For more information, click here, or go to the Grants tab at the top of the page and select US Citizen Fellowships.

Thank You MoFA!!!

AIBS is extremely grateful to the Government of Bangladesh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their $140,000 in funding this past year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017).  As a result of their generosity, AIBS was able to award the following to Bangladesh Scholars:

Four 2-month Research Fellowships to the US
Six Travel Grants to present at  US conferences
Five scholars to attend a Research Methodology Workshop in the US
One Scholar to attend the Middle Bengali Retreat Cum Workshop (hosted by US Scholars in Romania -- reports will be posted at later date)

Thank You MoFA for supporting AIBS in its mission to enhance Bangladesh Studies!

Meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador

AIBS President Golam Mathbor met with Bangladesh Ambassador to the US, H E Ziauddin, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Mahbub Saleh, and the Counselor of the Embassy, Mr. Nural Islam recently to discuss AIBS activities and way ahead.  The Ambassador praised the work of AIBS and affirmed continued support for the future. 

AIBS Sponsors Scholars in Mumbai

AIBS is pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Bangladesh scholars that presented at the 2nd Annual Elphinstone Conference in Mumbai in April, 2017.

Please click here to view the final summaries of the scholars' panel presentations.

Funding for Middle Bengali Retreat

For US students and Bangladeshi scholars, awards of up $3000 are available for those attending the Middle Bengali Retreat cum Workshop in Transylvania this summer.

For US students interested in funding, click here.

For Bangladeshi scholars interested in funding, click here.

To read about last year's experiences by those who went and were funded, please click here.

Deadline to apply has been extended to June 1, 2017.

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