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 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 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 those who are affiliated with an academic institution within the US, regardless of citizenship. We strongly encourage graduate students enrolled in a US university to apply.

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 between November 15, 2018 – January 21, 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.