AIBS Domestic Travel Grant Application is Temporarily Closed



The CAORC and ORC online grant application portal, Fluid Review, will be transitioning to SM Apply in early June 2020. The site will be unavailable between June 1-10 for the transition. If you have previously signed up for a Fluid Review account, you will be able to log in to SM Apply with your Fluid Review username and password after June 10. Thank you for your interest in the grant. Please check back in mid-June for an updated application portal link on AIBS website.

"Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic" on Wednesday, May 27, 2020






The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center and the Institute for South Asia Studies are hosting a virtual panel discussion entitled "Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic" on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.


Rohingya Symposium Feb 7th

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies are hosting a symposium titled "Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Rohingya Statelessness and its Implications for Bangladesh" on Friday, February 7, 2020, with keynote speaker Hannah Beech, Southeast Asia Bureau Chief for The New York Times and a multitude of other incredible speakers. To complement the symposium, we are also hosting a screening of the documentary "I Am Rohingya" directed by Yusuf Zine (who will be present at the screening) the night before on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Published Article by BOT

AIBS is pleased to highlight one of our Board of Trustee's accomplishments. Dr. Sufia M. Uddin of Connecticut College, published her article, Religion, Nature, and Life in the Sundarbans in the online journal, Asian Ethnology.  It can be found by clicking here or by going to the following link: https://asianethnology.org/volumes/142.

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