American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS), founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advanced study of Afghanistan in the United States of America. The institute is housed at Boston University in Massachusetts. The center is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
Since its founding many academic institutions from across the United States have become affiliated with the Institute. Among these are: Boston University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, and James Madison University.
The Institute promotes multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of Afghanistan and provides a fellowship grant available by application to those seeking to do field-work in Afghanistan while pursuing a relevant PhD.
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