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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New At-Large Executive Committee Member: Gwendolyn Kirk

AIPS would like to welcome Gwendolyn Kirk to the EC! She will be serving as an At-Large Executive Committee Member.

Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture Course

AIPS will be hosting the Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture online course this Spring. Enrollment is open to all interested in exploring Urdu language and culture, and faculty members at Community Colleges and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are eligible to receive full funding to participate in the course thanks to support from AIPS’s Department of Education’s Title VI Overseas Research Centers funding. The 10-week course will run from February 26 to May 5, 2024.

2024 AIPS Fellowships and Short-Term Research Grants Applications Are Now Open!

AIPS is excited to announce applications are now open for our Pre- and Post-doc Research Fellowships as well as Short-Term Research Grants!

Meet the Editors of Critical Pakistan Studies

Meet the editors of the Cambridge University Press journal, Critical Pakistan Studies at this year’s Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, WI. This panel will present the mission of Critical Pakistan Studies for prospective contributors to the journal. It also covers the different formats of intellectual inquiry that the journal publishes. After a series of short collective and individual presentations by the editors, there will be an open Q&A session for those attending the panel.

Fall 2023 AIPS Urdu Course

AIPS will be hosting the Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture online course this fall. Enrollment is open to all interested in exploring the Urdu language and culture. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in Urdu and learn about the rich cultural traditions of Pakistan and other Urdu-speaking regions. No previous knowledge is required, and participants can earn up to 2.0 CEU credits for completing the course.