Research Collaboration Fellowship

The YCAR Research Collaboration Fellowship exists to support intensive collaborations between a Faculty Associate of the Centre and one of their research partners 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. 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 1-3 months in Toronto. YCAR provides the visitor with a desk and library access for the duration of the fellowship.

Applications for a proposed visitor in the 2017.2018 year are due 21 May 2019 and should be submitted by the YCAR Faculty Associate making the nomination, not the proposed visitor.

A complete application file will consist of:
– the current CVs of both applicant and nominator
– a 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 forther information, contact


Past Research Collaboration Fellowship Awardees

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

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

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

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

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

— 2018 —
Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Manneke Budiman, University of Indonesia
   YCAR Faculty Associate: Abidin Kusno (Environmental Studies)
   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: Deepak Mishra, Jawaharlal Nehru University
   YCAR Faculty Associate: Raju Das (Geography)
   Title of collaborative work: Uneven Development in Neoliberal India: Processes and Linkages