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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS _ Training & Exchange of Junior Faculty in Pakistan Project!

AIPS is accepting applications for an exchange program between US and Pakistani scholars!

You may submit an application to travel to Pakistan OR to bring a Pakistani junior scholar to the US. AIPS will work with in-country partners to place each US scholar in a Pakistani institution.AIPS collaborates with the Inter University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS) in Pakistan. It is expected that the Junior Faculty from Pakistan will come from public universities, especially with those institutions that are currently partnering with AIPS. 

For more information on the IUCPSS and to view their member institutions, click here.

For US scholar placement in Pakistan for 3-5 weeks (12 placements through Spring 2019):

  • Mentor 8 - 10 junior faculty in residence at a Pakistani academic institution for 2-4 weeks
    • Offer three-week seminar with at least 2 classes of 2-3 hours each week
    • Mentoring 8 - 10 junior faculty
  • Co-lead, with other US scholars (on this exchange program) a one-week workshop in Pakistan (~25 attendees)
    • Theme for the workshop will be determined by AIPS and the in-country scholars
    • Attendees for this workshop will come from regional universities in Pakistan, in order to increase the reach of this program
    • Half of the workshop attendees are expected to be female scholars
  • Lead a follow-up webinar (for workshop attendees) the semester after returning to the US
  • Delivery of mentoring/workshop documents to be posted on the AIPS-designated portal for these events
  • AIPS will pay airfare, per diem, accommodations, in-country travel, and a $1,000 honorarium for the US scholar
  • Must stay at institutions in either Islamabad or Lahore

For the Pakistanis junior scholar placement in the US (12 total through Spring 2019):

  • Placed at a US academic institution for 6 weeks (preference given to AIPS institutional members, but all complete applications accepted and reviewed)
  • Each placement must have one or more of the components below
    • Exposure to research opportunities and teaching pedagogies through a program of mentorship
    • Mentorship to complete a draft publication
    • Participation in workshops, seminars, and lectures
    • Development of course/syllabi
    • Completion of research proposal
  • AIPS will pay for the airfare, per diem, health insurance, accommodations, and in-country travel for the Pakistani junior faculty as well as a $1,000 honorarium for the US mentor
  • Institutions should be able to process J-1 paperwork and/or be able to partner with an institution that can process this paperwork.
  • Each institution will receive a $1,500 bench fee

We are accepting applications for both US and Pakistani scholars for the following terms:

  • Spring 2018
  • Summer 2018
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019


  • Faculty from an academic institution in the US are welcome to apply, with preference to faculty from AIPS institutions (see list here)
  • All in-country placements must be continuous

How to Apply:
Submit the following to

For US scholar travel to Pakistan:

  • One page proposal outlining the preferred host institution/location in Pakistan (note that AIPS will be working with in-country institutions to facilitate placements)
  • CV
  • Proposed travel dates

For Pakistani Junior Faculty travel to US:

  • One page proposal outlining the mentoring program to include the outcomes expected
    Also include: how the institution will process the J1 paperwork, acquire accommodations, and offer health insurance (contact AIPS if you need assistance with this section)
  • CV of Junior Faculty member
  • CV of US Senior Faculty Mentor
  • Proposed travel dates
  • Submit a budget including the estimated cost of accommodations and health insurance for the duration of the program

Deadline to Apply: This grant application has a rolling deadline.

Note: All travel must be complete by Spring of 2019