A Message from Dr. Sufia Uddin

Dear Friend of AIBS,

On behalf of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), I am writing to thank you, and ask you for your support of the Institute. We had an exceptional year, which included the “Cross Border Entanglements in Eastern South Asia” symposium at the Annual Conference on South Asia, as well as the 2018 Faculty Training Workshop on Writing & Publishing for Bangladeshi scholars (in collaboration with the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley).

We need your support to continue this important work! Loss of funding from the US Department of Education and the Bangladesh Government greatly affected AIBS operations. Yet, the intellectual exchange, scholarship of social justice, equity, democratic governance, and work toward better relations and mutual understanding between the two countries continues to need our support. We ask that you consider giving back what you can to help scholars here and in Bangladesh.

Your direct support will allow us to continue providing AIBS programs, such as the following:

  • Senior Fellowships
  • Junior Fellowships
  • Pre-Dissertation Fellowships
  • Skills Development Workshops
  • Travel Grants
  • Conference Support

How can your donation make a difference?

  • $100 will help offset a $600 domestic travel grant that US scholars can use to present at US conferences
  • $250 will help offset a $3000 international travel grant for a Bangladeshi scholar to present at a US conference
  • $6000 will bring a Bangladeshi scholar to the US for two months
    **Any amount contributed can be designated for specific funding.**

With decreased funding moving forward, the ongoing needs of AIBS simply cannot be met without additional support.  Please include AIBS in your charitable giving this year by making a tax-deductible monetary contribution to AIBS.  Donations at any level are accepted!  Please also consider referring our name to anyone whom you think may be interested in the Institute.

Please donate today!  Donating is simply a click away.  You may use the following link to make a donation:  http://www.aibs.net/?q=node/188

Consider a one-time gift or automatic monthly donations. Help us help the next generation of scholars do their important work!  We greatly appreciate your consideration.

Sufia Uddin, AIBS Fundraising Chair

American Institute of Bangladesh Studies
B488 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
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