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Short-Term Research Grants to Pakistan

The 2024 application period is now open!

Find successful past projects in our Short-Term Research Grant Archive.

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.

• 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 May 1 and December 31 of the year of the grant

To Apply:

If you meet these eligibility requirements, please sign up for an account via the link below and then complete 'eligibility.'  Then select the relevant AIPS opportunity.

See this Application Guide for a detailed explanation of AIPS grant applications.

Application Link:
Deadline:  February 15th (annually)

Review Process
Once the deadline for application has passed, Short-Term Research Grant applications are sent to a review committee comprised of Pakistan Studies scholars and/or members of the Executive Committee. We thank you for your patience while we process and review all awards. AIPS hopes to complete the review process in mid-April and announce our next cohort of awardees by early May each year.

* 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 after the completion of their research. Failure to submit a report may affect future funding opportunities from AIPS.
• If an awardee cannot use the funds by December 31 then they will have to re-apply for funds in a future competition.

For clarification/questions, please contact the AIPS office: