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 Emerging Scholars Symposium

Every two years, AIPS hosts an Emerging Scholars Pakistan Studies Symposium (previously known as the AIPS Junior Scholars Conference) in conjunction with the Annual Conference on South Asia. Graduate Students who are enrolled in a PhD program in a US academic institution and have ABD status are encouraged to apply. Post-Doctoral candidates who completed their PhD in or after 2017 are also eligible. Submit by July 15. There is no citizenship requirement. AIPS will fund travel, lodging, and per diem for all awardees.

2022 AIPS Fellowships

AIPS is excited to announce our 2022-23 Fellows! Post-Doctoral Fellowships were awarded to Sohaib Khan, Yale University; and Uzma Rizvi, Pratt Institute of Design. Pre-Doctoral Fellowships were awarded to Marvi Ahmed, Cornell University; Sanaullah Khan, Johns Hopkins University; Shandana Waheed, Stanford University; and Tayeba Batool, University of Pennsylvania. This year’s cohort will be exploring a range of topics including urban ecology, anthropology, archaeology, and development studies.

2022 AIPS Short-Term Research Grants

AIPS would like to congratulate our 2022 Short-Term Research Grant Awardees: Sana Naeem, Harvard University; Asif Sandeelo, University of Georgia; Javairia Shahid, Columbia University; Syed Eisar Haider, University of Notre Dame; and  Aabiya Noman Baqai, the University of Texas at Austin. These scholars will spend up to 3 months conducting research in Pakistan.

AIPS Board of Trustees At-Large Election

Congratulations to Dr. Gwendolyn Kirk and Dr. Maira Hayat who were recently elected to the At-Large trustee positions on the AIPS Board of Trustees. Dr. Kirk is an Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), where her research explores the intersection of language, culture, and power. Dr. Hayat is an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame focusing on anthropology, environmental issues, and bureaucracy.