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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NEW DATE - CSS Exam Series

The last session for the CSS Exam Series has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 3 at 8PM Pakistan Time (10AM CST). There will be no session on Sunday, August 30. Dr. Andre Audette will be joining us again to discuss the U.S. Presidential Election!

POSTPONED - Annual Conference on South Asia

The 2020 Annual Conference on South Asia, which takes place in Madison, WI, has been postponed. For more details, please read the full announcement, with preliminary information on proposals and registrations. 

2020-21 Fellowships

AIPS is pleased to announce the award recipients for our 2020-2021 Junior and Senior Fellowships! Congratulations to Rachel Cochran, SherAli Tareen, Sarah Waheed, Zahra Khalid, and Suneel Kumar. These project proposals explore Muslim history, emancipation, anthropology, urbanization, and more! Award recipients will spend 2-6 months conducting research in Pakistan, UK, India, and the United Arab Emirates. To view this years awardees, click here.

2020 AIPS Short-Term Research Grants

AIPS is pleased to recognize the 2020 AIPS Short-Term Research Grant awardees. Congratulations to Hardeep Dhillon, Muntazir Ali, Sundas Amer, Zain Mian, and Zarak Sohail To read more about these awardees and their funded projects, please click HERE. AIPS is proud to offer research travel grants to Pakistan each year. This grant is open to all AIPS members, regardless of citizenship.

AIPS 2020 Book Prize

AIPS is excited to announce the winner of the 2020 Book Prize competition as SherAli Tareen for his book "Defending Muhammad in Modernity" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020)