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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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.

AIPS Call for Fellowship Applications - Now Open!

AIPS is excited to offer Senior and Junior Research Fellowships to AIPS members for 2019-2020!  The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2019.  For more information, please visit our Fellowships page.

AIPS-Sponsored Events at the Annual Conference on South Asia

Thank you to those that organized and attended the AIPS-sponsored events at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin!  To view photos from the events, please visit and "like" our Facebook page.

AIPS Junior Scholars Symposium

AIPS will be holding a Junior Scholars Symposium in conjunction with the 47th Annual Conference on South Asia.  This Symposium will showcase the research being done by junior scholars in the field of Pakistan Studies.  AIPS has identified senior scholars who will read the papers, provide feedback, mentorship, and focused discussion.  Details below: