Members from the AIBS Executive Committee, US office, and CAORC gather for a meeting during the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Toronto this March.  

Funding for Middle Bengali Retreat

For US students and Bangladeshi scholars, limited awards 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 is Friday, April 28, 2017.

AIBS Member Institutions

Look at all the AIBS member institutions we have across the United States - click here to see the full map!


Call for Papers

BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh is organizing its first International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM 2017) on September 21-22, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Abstract submission is due by March 31, 2017.  Click here for more information!

AIBS President Trip Highlights

AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor, returned from spending almost six weeks in Bangladesh, furthering the mission of AIBS through meetings, collaborations, and lectures.  While traveling the country, Dr. Mathbor signed three MOUs with institutions of higher level learning, gave a dozen lectures, met with the US Ambassador, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, and the US Embassy, and gave an interview on Bangla Vision TV on "AIBS Activities over the last 27 Years."

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