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 Welcomes New Institutional Members

AIPS would like to welcome our three new institutional members for 2021-2022! Dr. Michael Hirsch (Huston-Tillotson University), Dr. Anna Stirr (The University of Hawai'i at Manoa), and Dr. Sabrin Beg (The University of Delaware) will serve as the new AIPS Trustees.

AIPS Fellowships and Short-Term Research Grants

AIPS is excited to announce applications are open for our 2022 Fellowships and Short-Term Research Grants! See the respective pages under our "Opportunities" tab for more information on each program.


AIPS 2022 Book Prize

AIPS is now soliciting books (single-authored monographs, no edited volumes) published during the last three years or nearly published books (galleys must be available) for the annual AIPS Book Prize. The award recipient will receive a monetary prize from AIPS ($1,000). In addition, AIPS will recommend the manuscript for publication in Pakistan with an appropriate press.  The deadline for the 2022 AIPS Book Prize is January 10, 2022. To apply, please see the AIPS Book Prize webpage here.

Call for Submissions! Placing Pakistan: Space, Time, and the Everyday

The Tafsilan Working Group will be hosting a conference on Pakistan titled "Placing Pakistan: Space, Time, and the Everyday" February 11-12, 2022 and is now seeking submissions! Read the full Call for Papers here, or visit the conference website for more information.

Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps

Stanford University is hosting an intensive, student-designed workshop for emerging scholars called “Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps”. Cartography continues to reproduce and amplify global inequalities in the production of knowledge.