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 At-Large BoT Election Results

The AIPS At-Large BoT election concluded on December 26th, and the results are in...

Congratulations to Mubbashir Rizvi and Gwendolyn Kirk!  They have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Trustees from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2021.

Naila Mahmood Participated in the Pakistan Lecture Series!

Naila Mahmood is a highly regarded visual artist, writer and documentary photographer from Karachi whose work on the complexities of urban space has been widely featured in gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and in print.

"New Developments and Debates in Islamic Studies" Workshop

Dr. Marcia Hermansen, Director of the Islamic World Studies program at Loyola University Chicago, led an AIPS-sponsored workshop on "New Developments and Debates in Islamic Studies" at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan!  This five-day workshop was designed to communicate important trends, publications, and pedagogical strategies to early career faculty from diverse Pakistani Universities.  Twenty-two students and instructors participated.

Apply Now - AIPS 2019 Short-term Research Grants to Pakistan!

Call for applications - now open!  AIPS is delighted to be able to offer short-term research travel grants to Pakistan for 2019. This grant is open to AIPS members, regardless of citizenship. We strongly encourage graduate students to apply. AIPS-funded travel is restricted to Islamabad and/or Lahore for US citizens.  All research much be conducted by December 31, 2019.

BULPIP-AIPS Fall 2019 Fellowship Application Now Open!

The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) will be accepting applications for its Fall 2019 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan through March 1, 2019.