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Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust at a glance

1 Year of establishment: 2002
2 Types of work: Research, consultancy, training, research guidance, seminar, conference, advocacy, and offer internship.
3 Main research areas: Social, gender, children, public health, climate change, disaster, environment, economy, social economy, enterprise, industry, labour, business, peasants, movement, marginalization, and crime.
4 No. of research divisions: Six
  • Social and gender
  • Economics
  • Industry, labor, and business
  • Environment and climate change
  • Crime and human right
  • Public Health
5 Board of trustees:
  • Dr. M. Khurshed Alam, Chairman
  • Engineer AKM Shahjahan,Treasurer and Trustee
  • Prof. Dr. Nashid Kamal, Trustee
  • Professor Md. Shafiqul Islam, Secretary and Trustee
  • Mr. Jasim Uddin Ferdous, Trustee
  • Dr. Mohammad Mainul Islam, Trustee
6 Advisors:
  • Professor Salim Rashid, Ph.D.
  • Habibul Haque Khondker, PhD
7 Number of researchers: 16
8 Type of fellowship:
  • Adjunct Researcher Fellowship Programme
  • Visiting Fellowship Programme
  • Research Fellow Programme
9 National and International ARF: 8 national and international researchers (1 from Canada, 1 from Australia, 1 from Portugal, and 1 from Japan) are involved in research works with the institute as Adjunct Research Fellows (ARF).
10 Types of researchers: Sociologists, anthropologists, economists, environmentalists, gender experts, nutritionists, resource management experts, and criminologists.
11 No. of completed studies (Till date): 117 studies
12 Publications: Research results have been published in 64 international journals and 10 national journals.
13 Publishers: Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Emerald, Cambridge University Press, MDPI, etc.
14 National conferences organized: Eight. Shall organize the 9th National Conference on November 2 this year.
15 Number of Seminar organized: 36
16 Columns publications: Publishes in national and international newspapers (including the London School of Economics)
17 Annual review: Publishes every year
18 Crime forecast: Publishes every year which is a rare initiative
19 Innovation Lab: Aims to generate new ideas and knowledge for pragmatic solutions to complex social and environmental problems
20 Innovations: A total of 15 innovations have been completed out of which 1 is technical, 4 are programs, and 10 are theoretical and conceptual.
21 Research Collaboration Offer: It offers scope of research collaboration
  • Centre for Asian Climate and Environmental Policy Studies (CACEPS)
  • Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh
22 Fundings: Receives funds from national and international organizations and individual donors.
23 Small grant: Offers small grants to the Adjunct Research Fellows.