Dr. Chowdhury was awarded with the Senior Fulbright Fellowship by Dept. of State, USA in 2012, Japan Foundation Fellowship by the Govt. of Japan in 2005, Senior Fulbright Fellowship, USA in 2000, Salzburg Seminar Fellowship in 1998. He was also awarded Chittagong University Chancellor’s Gold Medal in 1976.  Apart from teaching, Dr. Chowdhury served as the Director of Social Science Research Institute, Chairman of Political Science Dept., Member of Board of Advanced Studies and Academic Council. He also served as the UGC nominated Syndicate Member and Academic Council Member in private universities. He has the experience of working as a Consultant in UNDP on several occasions.