Research Collaboration Fellowship

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ResearchCollab-web-340x440.jpgThe 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. 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.

Applications for a proposed visitor in the 2020.2021 academic year are due on Friday, 22 May 2020 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

— 2019—

Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Jason Keith Fernandez, University Institute of Lisbon & Al‐Zulaij Collective
  YCAR Faculty Associate: Zulfikar Hirji (Anthropology)

     Title of collaborative work: Between Goa and Mombasa: Connected Religious Communities in the Indian Ocean (1700–1900)

— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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