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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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.

AIPS 2013-14 Long-Term Fellows Awarded

AIPS is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2013-2014 Long-Term Fellowship!

  • Andrew Amstutz, Junior Fellow from Cornell University, awarded 8 months in Dhaka, New Delhi, Mumbai, Aligarh, and Patna
  • Sameer Lalwani, Junior Fellow from Syracuse University, awarded 2 months in London
  • Sean Killen, Junior Fellow from the University of Texas at Austin, awarded 5 months in the UK, India, Switzerland, and the Netherlands

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

Long-Term Fellowships are funded by Council of American Overseas Research Centers

AIPS Announces Summer Research Grant

AIPS is delighted to be able to offer research/travel grants to Pakistan for summer of 2013. These grants are open to all and we strongly encourage graduate students enrolled in a US university to apply. If you are selected, you will be asked to become an AIPS Individual Member prior to receiving your award. For eligibility and application instructions, please click "read more".