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Short-Term Research Grants to Pakistan

The 2020 application period is now open!  

AIPS is delighted to be able to offer research travel grants to Pakistan each year for up to 3 months. 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; Karachi may be possible for research purposes, but applicants should check with the AIPS office prior to submitting an application

In order to apply, you must be an AIPS Individual member.  Please see the website for information about becoming a member.

Eligibility:
• Graduate degree seeking or graduate degree completed
• No citizenship restriction (however, we do need to know citizenship at the time of application)
AIPS Individual Member in good standing prior to the submission of your application and remain an AIPS member throughout the tenure of this award

Funding Information:
• Grants will be awarded at $3,000/each
• Funds can be used to cover airfare and living expenses
• Travel must take place between April 1 and December 31 of the year of the grant

To Apply:
• Submit a one-page proposal/research statement (Microsoft Word)
• Submit a current CV
• Submit one letter of recommendation (graduate students only)
• Become an AIPS Individual Member, if not currently

* Please state your Citizenship status when applying

Notes to Applicants:
• AIPS strongly recommends that you establish an affiliation with an academic institution in Pakistan for the duration of this award. We expect grantees to have contacts in Pakistan and arrange for their own affiliation.
• If awarded, your award letter can be used for the Pakistani visa application, but acquiring the visa is the responsibility of the applicant as are any associated expenses.
• US citizens must conduct research in Islamabad and/or Lahore.
• Please note that AIPS may be able to assist with finding appropriate accommodations in Islamabad and/or Lahore but that the candidate will be responsible for paying for accommodations.
• All awardees must submit a final report and AIPS will withhold $200 from your award pending receipt of the final report.
• If an awardee cannot use the funds by December 31 then he/she will have to re-apply for funds in a future competition.

For clarification/questions, please contact the AIPS office:  aips@pakistanstudies-aips.org.