Trust Funds

Inspired with the noble idea of disseminating knowledge and human understanding through academic pursuits and original research among the people of Asia, the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh started its endowment program from 1984. The program received positive responses from many intellectually oriented philanthropic persons who are inclined to extend their beneficent hands to activities leading to academic and cultural enrichment. Their endowments promote intellectual developments and also uphold their public image.

From 1984 to date thirty Trust Funds have been established at the Society. All these endowments function regularly and to the highest satisfaction of the respective founders and members of the Society. Each Trust Fund is managed by a board of trustees chaired by a nominee of the Society's Council. These Trust Funds arrange public lectures, organize research projects, and give awards to persons who make outstanding contributions to research.

The trust funds are:

01. FINAS Foundation
02. Saleha Khanam Trust Fund
03. Mustafizur Rahman Khan and Saleha Khanam Trust Fund
04. Professor Mufassiluddin Ahmed Trust Fund
05. Professor Muhammad Ishaq Trust Fund
06. Munshi Aftabuddin and Abdul Hafiz Trust Fund
07. Professor Shafiqur Rahman Trust Fund
08. National Professor Atwar Husain Trust Fund
09. Halima Begum and Shaikh Sharafuddin Trust Fund
10. Professor Md. Nurul Karim Trust Fund
11. Jahanara Majid and Mahbub Alam Trust Fund
12. Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Trust Fund
13. Shahid Jamil Ahmed Trust Fund
14. Dr. Serajul Haque & Mahzuzah Trust Fund
15. Maulvi Shamsuddin Ahmed Memorial Trust Fund
16. A.K.M. Azizul Haq & Husniara Huq Trust Fund
17. Mohammed Wazed Ali Trust Fund
18. The Mahfuza Khanam & Shafique Ahmed Trust Fund
19. Barrister Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Memorial Foundation
20. Professor Abdul Majed Khan Memorial Trust Fund
21. Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Trust Fund
22. F. I. M. Nurul Abedin and Anjuman Ara Begum Memorial Trust Fund
23. Khuda Buksh memorial Trust Fund
24. Dr. Anwar Dil and Dr. Afia Dil Trust Fund
25. Masterda Surja Sen Trust Fund
26. Dr. R.A. Ghani and Mrs. Hosne Ara Ghani Trust Fund
27. Sarathi Education and Research Trust Fund
28. Bangabandhu Memorial Lecture Trust Fund
29. National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam Memorial Trust Fund
30. Tajuddin Ahmad Memorial Trust Fund
31. Faizunnessa Kabiruddin Rahmani Memorial Foundation
32. Professor Muhammad Moniruzzaman Memorial Trust Fund
33. Professor Dr. Muhammad Dilawar Husain Trust Fund
34. Dr. Md. Mainul Islam and Mr. Waliul Islam Memorial Trust Fund
35. Dr. A. R. Mallick and R.N. Mallick Memorial Trust Fund
36. S. N. H. Rizvi Memorial Trust Fund

FINAS Foundation: Established in 1984 by late Khan Bahadur Abdul Hakim is the first Trust Fund under the Society's Endowment Scheme. Its opening capital is Tk. 1,00,000.00. The aim of this trust fund is to arrange an annual lecture on a topic relating to "Complex Living in the Modern World, Dominated by Science" by an eminent scholar.

Saleha Khanam Trust Fund: Established in 1986 by late Mr. Mustafizur Rahman Khan. Its opening capital is Tk. 1,00,000.00. The aim of this trust fund is to promote scholarly research on "The Role of Savings in Social Life and its Impact on Nation's Economic Development" and it organises one annual lecture by an eminent scholar.

Mustafizur Rahman Khan and Saleha Khanam Trust Fund established in 1987 by Professor Mahfuza Khanam with an opening capital of Tk. 1,00,000.00. Its main objective is to promote moral and social upliftment of women in Asia. It arranges one lecture every year on "The Rights of Women in Asia" by an eminent scholar.

Professor Mufassiluddin Ahmed Trust Fund established in 1987 by late Professor Mofassiluddin Ahmed, a renowned psychologist and psychotherapist with an opening capital of Tk. 1,00,000.00. The aim of this trust fund is to promote research on the "Role of Medistic Psychotherapy in the Advancement of the People of Developing Countries of Asia" and it arranges one annual lecture by an eminent scholar.

Professor Muhammad Ishaq Trust Fund established in 1987 by Professor Muhammad Ishaq, a renowned historian. Its opening capital is Tk. 1,00,000.00. The aim of this trust fund is to promote research on "The History of Bengal up to 1947" and it arranges one annual lecture by an eminent historian.

Munshi Aftabuddin and Abdul Hafiz Trust Fund established by late Mr. Abdul Hafiz in 1988. Its opening capital is Tk. 50,000.00. The main aim of this trust fund is to promote research on the broad area of "Bangladesh Studies". It arranges one annual lecture by an eminent scholar.

Professor Shafiqur Rahman Trust Fund established in 1988 by Professor Shafiqur Rahman, a renowned economist with an opening capital of Tk. 2,00,000.00. The aim of this trust fund is to promote research on the broad subject of "The Economic History of Bangladesh". This Trust Fund every year awards fellowship to an established scholar for producing an original work on some aspect within the broad subject.

National Professor Atwar Husain Trust Fund established in 1988 by late Professor Ramat Ara Husain with an opening capital of Tk. 1,00,000.00. This trust fund has two objectives: (a) holding one annual lecture known as "The National Professor Atwar Husain Trust Fund Lecture" by an eminent scholar on a topic within the broad area of "Economic Problems in Developing Countries of Asia and Planning Strategy for Development", and (b) awarding a gold medal known as "The National Professor Atwar Husain Gold Medal" to a female scholar for producing a substantial research work in any field of Humanities or Social Sciences.

Halima Begum and Shaikh Sharafuddin Trust Fund established in 1989 by Dr. Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin with an opening capital of Tk. 1,45,000.00. The main objective of the trust fund is to award a grant for promotion of publication of high quality books and monographs in the field of science and technology by a Bangladeshi scholar.

Professor Md. Nurul Karim Trust Fund established in 1993 by Professor Md. Nurul Karim, an eminent educationist. Its opening capital is Tk. 1,00,000.00 and its aim is to arrange one annual lecture by an eminent scholar within the broad area " Contribution of Asian scholars to the Study of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Persian and Urdu".

Jahanara Majid and Mahbub Alam Trust Fund established by Mr. Mahbub Alam in 1994. Its opening capital is Tk. 1,00,000.00 and its aim is to award a research grant to an eminent scholar for producing an original work on the broad area "Dhaka City: its past, present and future".

Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Trust Fund established in 1997 jointly by Professor Sufia Ahmed and Mr. Tariq Ibrahim. Its opening capital is Tk. 3,00,000.00. This Trust Fund arranges a learned lecture and provides research grant every alternative year in the fields of humanities and liberal arts.

Shahid Jamil Ahmed Trust Fund established at the Society in 1999 by Mrs. Anjuman Ara Jamil, M.P. Its opening capital is Tk. 1,00,000.00. Its aim is to award a Gold Medal known as "Shahid Jamil Ahmed Gold Medal" to a scholar for producing a substantial research work in defence related areas.

Dr. Serajul Haque & Mahzuzah Trust Fund established by Dr. Serajul Haque in 2001 with an endowment of Tk. 3,00,000. The aim of the Trust Fund is to conduct annual lectures and also research on Islam.

Maulvi Shamsuddin Ahmed Memorial Trust Fund established in 2003 by Mr. Md. Aminul Islam. Its opening capital is Tk. 4,00,000. Its main purpose is to fund research in the areas of numismatics, epigraphy, archaeology, art and architecture.

A.K.M. Azizul Haq & Husniara Huq Trust Fund established by Mrs. Husniara Huq in 2003 with an opening capital of Tk. 5,00,000. Its aim is to promote research on aspects within the broad areas of Education and Development.

Mohammad Wajed Ali Trust Fund:Established in 2003 by Prof. Wajihur Rahman. Its opning capital is Tk. 2,00,000. The aim of this trust fund is to arrange an annual lecture and research on a topic relating to the contemporary Bengali literature of Muslim writers, Bengali literature of the 20th century and political and religious influences on Bengali literature.

The Mahfuza Khanam & Shafique Ahmed Trust Fund established by Professor Mahfuza Khanam in 2004 with an endowment of Tk. 2,00,000. The objective of the Trust Fund is to arrange and conduct a lecture by a learned scholar on " Law & Human Rights".

Barrister Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Memorial Foundation established in 2004 by National Professor Sufia Ahmed in memory of her late spouse Barrister Ishtiaq Ahmed with an endowment of Tk. 10,00000. The objective of the fund is to promote research in the areas of legal and constitutional history and cultural history of Bangladesh.

Professor Abdul Majed Khan Memorial Trust Fund: Established in 2008 by Mr. Abdur Rahman Khan, Ms. Sabiha Rahman, Mrs. Maliha Cahudhury, Mr. Abdur Rahim Khan, Mr. Abdur Razzak Khan jointly in the name of their late father Professor Abdul Majed Khan. Its opning capital is Tk. 5,00,000. The aim of this trust fund is to arrange an annual lecture on a topic relating to "History and Culture of Bangladesh and South Asia" by an eminent scholar.

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Trust Fund: Established in 2009 by Dhaka Ahsania Mission, a non-profit development organization. Its opening capital is Tk. 50,00,000. The aim of this trust fund is to arrange lecture and research on a topic relating to Society, Poverty, Education and Research, History and Culture, Religious Awareness, Women development etc.

F. I. M. Nurul Abedin and Anjuman Ara Begum Memorial Trust Fund: Established in 1st February 2010 by Professor Samina Sultana with an opening capital of Tk. 5,00,000. Its main objectives is to promotion of research within the broad area of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Environment.

Khuda Buksh memorial Trust Fund: Established on 25 February 2010 by Mr. Javed Bukth with an opening capital of Tk. 5,00,000.. Its main objectives is to promoting research within the broad areas of Economy, History, Social Sciences and Human Rights.

Dr. Anwar Dil and Dr. Afia Dil Trust Fund: Established in 5 February 2011 by Dr. Anwar Dil and Dr. Afia Dil with an opening capital of Tk. 5,00,000. Its main objectives is promotion of research and publication in the areas of Asian History, Culture and Civilization. The Trust Fund has been established to provide for annual lecture(s), seminars and publication(s) within the scope of its objectives. Scholars of Asian Studies from home and abroad shall be invited to work on the subject referred to above.

Masterda Surja Sen Trust Fund: The founder Biplobi Benode Behari Choudhury established the Trust Fund in 16 July 2011 with a view to enabling the Society to arrange and conduct annual Lecture by a learned scholar to be delivered on subjects relating to Humanities and Social Sciences in General and Political Ideas and Thoughts. Its opening capital is Tk. 5,00,000.

Dr. R.A. Ghani and Mrs. Hosne Ara Ghani Trust Fund: Dr. Abu Faizi Mohammad Roushan Alam Ghani, on 27 December 2011. The Trust Fund has been established to provide for annual lecture, with in the areas of Research and Development in the Field of Science, Engineering and Technology. Its opening capital is Tk. 5,00,000.

Sarathi Education and Research Trust Fund: Established in 19 May 2012 by Hyatt Properties Limited. The Trust Fund has been established to provide for annual lecture, research grants or seminar/conference. Its opening capital is Tk. 50,00,000.

Bangabandhu Memorial Lecture Trust Fund: This trust fund was established in the name of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 5 August 2012 by National Professor Dr Nurul Islam with a view to enabling the Society to arrange and conduct lecture (s) on the contributions of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman towards the birth of independent sovereign state of Bangladesh and history, culture, economy and Society of Bangladesh. Its opening capital is Tk. 15,00,000.

National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam Memorial Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam at the Society on 5 August 2012 with a view to enabling the Society to arrange and conduct lectures by learned scholars on National Professor Nurul Islam's contributions as a physician, educationist and founder of medical and educational institutions, recent advances in medical research, medical ethics, problems of medical profession in Bangladesh, commercial attitudes in the medical profession, medical profession : past and present, crisis in medical care, diseases , patients and physicians etc. Its opening capital is Tk. 10,00,000.

Tajuddin Ahmad Memorial Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of Late Tajuddin Ahmad at the Society on 30 June 2013 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars on Life and Works of Tajuddin Ahmad (such as Tajuddin Ahmad as an individual, his socio-political-economic vision and his contributions to the War of Liberation of Bangladesh) and history, culture, economy and politics of Bangladesh. Its capital is tk. 5, 00,000.

Faizunnessa Kabiruddin Rahmani Memorial Foundation: The trust fund was established in the name of late Begum Faizunnessa and late Mawlana Kabiruddin Rahmani at the society on 2nd April 2014 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars on any discipline like literature, history, economics, politics, society, law, gender, geography, environment, engineering, medicine, architecture or any other issues related to Old Dhaka. Its capital is tk. 10, 00,000.

Professor Muhammad Moniruzzaman Memorial Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of Professor Muhammad Moniruzzaman at the society on 21st April 2015 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars on language, literature, history, science and culture of Bangladesh in particular and Asia in general. Its capital is tk. 7, 00,000.

Professor Dr. Muhammad Dilawar Husain Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of Professor Dr. Muhammad Dilawar Husain at the society on 4th November 2015 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars from home and abroad on history, history of Muslims, culture, heritage, human values, protection of human rights, politics of Bangladesh and other various important issues. Its capital is tk. 7, 00,000.

Dr. Md. Mainul Islam and Mr. Waliul Islam Memorial Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of Dr. Md. Mainul Islam and Mr. Waliul Islam at the Society on 22 March 2016 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars on Society, Politics, Economics, Education of Bangladesh and Literature or Music of Poet Robindra Nath Tagore. Its capital is tk. 10, 00,000.

Dr. A. R. Mallick and R.N. Mallick Memorial Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of late Dr. Azizur Rahman Mallick and Rahmatun Nessa Mallick at the Society on 22 March 2016 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars on War of Liberation of Bangladesh, Higher Education and Research in Bangladesh, History of South Asia, particularly related to Bangladesh. Its capital is tk. 10, 00,000.

S. N. H. Rizvi Memorial Trust Fund: The trust fund was established in the name of late Mr. S. N. H. Rizvi at the Society on 22 March 2016 with a view to organizing/conducting lectures by learned scholars on Inclusive Plural Society, Secularism and Religious Tolerance; Social Justice; and he Influence of the Sufis and Syncretic Islam in Bangladesh. Its capital is tk. 10, 00,000.