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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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!

William Johnson, AIPS Fellow’s Recent Travel Experience

Interested in learning more about AIPS Fellowship experiences? William is a recent AIPS fellow, and a J.D./ MA student at University of Oregon, and wrote an article on his experiences while over in Pakistan for his fellowship. To read more about William and his experience, click here!

Pakistan's Elections

Pakistan's Tyrannical Majority

Manan Ahmed Asif is Assistant Professor at Columbia University, an AIPS Trustee Institution. He also has a blog called Chapati Mystery at http://www.chapatimystery.com/

Pakistan elections: how Nawaz Sharif beat Imran Khan and what happens next

Mohammed Hanif is BBC Urdu's special correspondent based in Karachi. He is the author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes and Our Lady of Alice Bhatti.

AIPS 2013-14 Short-Term Fellows Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of AIPS's first round of awardees for 2013-2014 Short-Term Fellowships!

  • Dr. Cabeiri Robinson, Professor at University of Washington, awarded 4 months in Islamabad
  • Dr. Marcia Hermansen, Professor at Loyola University Chicago, awarded 3 months in Islamabad
  • Muntasir Sattar, PhD candidate at Columbia University, awarded 3 months in Lahore
  • Dr. Syed Akbar Hyder, Associate Professor at University of Texas at Austin, awarded 2 months in Lahore

Short-Term Fellowships are funded by Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstracts and more information on these fellowships can be found here.