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American Institute of Pakistan Studies Announcements

Feb 14 2020


AIPS 2020 Short-Term Research Grants to Pakistan
AIPS is delighted to offer short-term research grants to Pakistan for 2020. This grant is open to those who are affiliated with an academic institution within the US, regardless of citizenship. All research must be conducted by December 31, 2020. Grants last from one to three months in Pakistan. Funds can be used to cover airfare and living expenses. Applications are due by March 2, 2020. For more information, please see our website.

AIPS-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar 2020
We are now accepting applications for the AIPS-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar! Participants will travel to Lahore, Pakistan from May 31- June 13, 2020, where they will attend seminars focusing on security studies, religious studies, urban studies, cultural studies, and history. Participants must be faculty members or administrators of a community college or minority-serving institution and must be available to participate for the duration of the seminar. Find more information on the program on the AIPS website. Applications are due by March 10, 2020. 

AIPS Conference Travel Grants
AIPS Conference Travel Grants fund travel to scholarly conferences for the presentation of papers or organization of panels on topics relevant to Pakistan Studies. Applications are now being accepted for the next quarterly deadline on March 15, 2020. All travel grant applications undergo a competitive review process and can be used for both domestic and international travel (depending on citizenship). For more information on how to apply for the travel grant, please see our website.

APF Fellows Program Summer 2020 Program
The American Pakistan Foundation Fellows Program is for US-based students and professionals who are committed to creating positive socioeconomic change in Pakistan. Need-based partial and full scholarships are available. Applications to the program are due March 8, 2020, and the program will take place for 8 weeks between June and August of 2020. For more information, please see their website.

South Asian Muslim Studies Association Book Prize

The South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) is announcing its inaugural SAMSA Book Award for a monograph published on the subject of South Asian Islam and Muslim societies during the calendar year 2019. Books from all disciplines in the Humanities and the Social Sciences will be considered. Only single-authored monographs are eligible; edited volumes, works of translation, literary fiction and short stories, or collections of poetry are not eligible. Monographs focused on all regions of South Asia (including Afghanistan) and time periods will be considered. Awards will be decided on the basis of the novelty of the book’s intervention in the field, its intellectual rigor and its clarity and quality of writing. Award recipient will be recognized at the SAMSA meeting at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison in October 2020, and will be featured for an author meets critics panel. The award does not carry any monetary compensation. Submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. To apply, please mail a copy of the book to Dr. Raisur Rahman, Department of History, P.O. Box 7806, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA no later than April 10, 2020. Additional copies of the monographs will be requested in due time. Applicants must also email with the following information: book title, author email and phone contact, and publisher’s email and phone contact. Award will be announced by late summer 2020. For more information on SAMSA, click here: