The Institute for Vaishnava Studies is launched as a research institute to create a culture of rigorous scholarship on Vaishnavism from its earliest manifestations to its extant global presence.
On December 13th, 1982, the Institute for Vaishnava Studies is formally incorporated by Dr. Graham M. Schweig with the first advisory board consisting of Harvard faculty.
IVS receives a Smithsonian grant to undertake the Matsya Project of micro-forming and preserving over 5000 manuscripts across India.
The Journal of Vaishnava Studies was founded and launched by Steven J Rosen, and it is now the official journal of the IVS.
IVS relocates to Gainesville, Florida, and begins offering courses, hosting seminars, and participating in conferences.
IVS starts enrolling its first research fellows.