Research Collaboration Fellowship

The YCAR Research Collaboration Fellowship exists to support intensive collaborations between a Faculty Associate of the Centre and a research collaborator at another research institution (university, NGO etc). The fellowship allows a collaborator (usually from Asia) to visit Toronto for the specific purpose of working on a research proposal, project or publication. Preference will be given to existing collaborations.

The fellowship provides up to a maximum of C$4,000 in reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses incurred by the visitor. Visitors will usually spend one to three months in Toronto. YCAR provides the visitor with a desk and library access for the duration of the fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants with existing collaborations at the time of application.

Applications for a proposed visitor in the 2020–21 academic year are due on Friday, 21 May 2021 by 4pm and should be submitted by the YCAR Faculty Associate making the nomination, not the proposed visitor.

A complete application file will consist of:

1) Current CV of both the applicant and nominator

2) A document (word or PDF) that includes the following:

  • statement outlining the proposed collaborative work
  • details of the planned output that will result from the Fellowship
  • timeline of the proposed visit and output

To submit an application, or for further information, contact


Past Research Collaboration Fellowship Awardees

— 2020—

Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Tania Das Gupta (Equity Studies) and Sugandha Nagpal (O.P. Jindal Global University)
   Title of collaborative work: COVID-19 and Punjabi Migration

— 2019—

Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Zulfikar Hirji (Anthropology) and Jason Keith Fernandez (University Institute of Lisbon & Al‐Zulaij) Collective
   Title of collaborative work: Between Goa and Mombasa: Connected Religious Communities in the Indian Ocean (1700–1900)

— 2018 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Abidin Kusno (Environmental Studies) and Manneke Budiman (University of Indonesia)
   Title of collaborative book projects: “Palgrave Series on Indonesian Politics, Culture and Society” and “Moments, Memory and Mobility in Urban Spatial Politics in Indonesia”

— 2018 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Raju Das (Geography) and Deepak Mishra (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
   Title of collaborative work: Uneven Development in Neoliberal India: Processes and Linkages

— 2016 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: R. Patrick Alcedo (Dance) and Ruth Pison (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
   Title of collaborative work: An Empire Stages Back: Nationalism, Postcoloniality, and the Diaspora in Philippine Folk Dance

— 2015 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Lisa Drummond (Urban Studies) and Le Thi Van Hue (Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Vietnam National University, Viet Nam)
   Title of collaborative work: Social Differentiation and Access to Clean Water, a Case Study from Bac Ninh.

— 2015 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Radhika Mongia (Sociology) and Gayatri Menon (Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India)
   Title of collaborative work: Tarmac Transformations

— 2013 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Kabita Chakraborty (Children’s Studies) and Emma Dalton, Japanese Studies (Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan)
   Title of collaborative work: Representations of gender and race in heterosexual dating/matrimonial websites

— 2013 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Raju Das (Geography) and Mohanakumar S. (Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India)
   Project: Joint article on agrarian distress and crisis, more specifically on farmer suicide