Welcome to AIPS

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.

It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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AIPS Announces Summer Research Grant

AIPS is delighted to be able to offer research/travel grants to Pakistan for summer of 2014. These grants are open to all and we strongly encourage graduate students enrolled in a US university to apply. However, US citizen applicants will be required to conduct research in either Islamabad or Lahore. If you are selected, you will be asked to become an AIPS Individual Member prior to receiving your award. Please note that AIPS can assist with finding appropriate accommodations in Islamabad and/or Lahore but that the candidate will be responsible for paying for accommodations. For eligibility and application instructions, please click "read more".

AIPS Short-term Fellowship Applications Now Open!

American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) is now accepting applications for Short-term Fellowships! The deadline for the fellowship application, and corresponding materials, is July 1, 2014 (11:59 CST).

Short-term Fellowship Requirements are:

  • Travel must be done in Pakistan
  • Travel duration is between one and five months
  • Must be enrolled/employed full-time in a US academic institution

To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process, please visit the AIPS Fellowship page. 

BULPIP-AIPS Head Urdu Instructor - Application Deadline Extended!

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the Berkeley Urdu Program (BULPIP-AIPS) in Pakistan has extended the application deadline for the Head Urdu Instructor! The new application deadline is Monday, May 12, 2014.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the BULPIP-AIPS page, or follow the direct link to the Head Urdu Instructor page. 

AIPS 2014-15 Long-term Fellows Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of an AIPS Long-term Fellowship!

  • Elizabeth Lhost, PhD Student at University of Chicago, awarded 3 months in London
  • Ameem Lutfi, ABD Graduate Student at Duke University, awarded 6 months in Manama & Zanzibar 
  • Waleed Ziad, PhD Candidate at Yale University, awarded 4 months in Uzbekistan, UK

Spring 2014 Newsletter

AIPS has had a very accomplished year! We are excited to share with you the Spring 2014 AIPS Newsletter. Read stories from past AIPS Fellows, learn about upcoming opportunities, and gain insight on all the other achievements AIPS has added in the last year.