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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Balochistan Archives

Director of Balochistan Archives, Hafeez Jamali, is a past AIPS fellow and current PhD student at UT Austin. Balochistan Archives is an executive agency of the Government of Balochistan that serves as the main repository for official records and documents of historical significance. 

We encourage you to visit the Balochistan Archives website to learn more about this agency.


Dr. Robert Nichols, Visiting Fulbright and AIPS Trustee gives a lecture in Islamabad

Dr. Robert Nichols, Visiting Fulbright and AIPS Trustee gives a lecture in Islamabad

Dr Robert Nichols (Visiting Fulbright Specialist and Trustee AIPS) gave at AIPS-Islamabad on September 05, 2013. Dr Nichols spoke about his recently published book "Frontier Crimes Regulations: A History in Documents"

2012-13 Book Prize Awarded!


Naveeda Khan


Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan

Short-Term Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

We are pleased to announce that we are extending the deadline for the 2013 AIPS Short-Term Fellowship applications through August 1, 2013!

To be eligible for this fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled/employed full-time in an institution of higher education in the USA. All fellowship recipients should enroll as AIPS individual members prior to commencing the fellowship.

Announcing AIPS Summer Grantees!

AIPS would like to congratulate the following individuals on winning the AIPS Summer Fellowships awards:

  • Kiran Ahmed
  • Maira Hayat
  • Mariam Chughtai
  • Safoora Arbab
  • Shayan Rajani

We thank everyone for their interest in this grant, and wish the winners the best with their travels!