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Research Collaboration Fellowship

The YCAR Research Collaboration Fellowship is aimed to promote intensive collaboration between a Faculty Associate of the Centre and a research collaborator at another research institution (university, NGO, etc.). The fellowship provides support for a collaborator, usually from Asia, to visit Toronto for the specific purpose of jointly working on a research proposal, project or publication.

The fellowship provides up to a maximum of C$15,000 in reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses incurred by the research collaborator. Visiting researcher will usually spend one to three months in Toronto. YCAR provides the visitor with a desk and library access for the Fellowship’s duration. Preference may be given to applicants with existing collaborations at the time of application. 

Applications for a proposed visitor in the 2024–25 academic year are accepted until Monday, 03 June 2024 at 16:00 EDT and should be submitted by the YCAR Faculty Associate making the nomination, not the proposed visitor.

A complete application will consist of:

1) Current CV of both the Applicant and Research Collaborator (PDF)
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

Submit an application at this link.

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Past Research Collaboration Fellowship Awardees

— 2022—

Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Wendy Wong (Design) and Kin Wai Chu (KU Leuven) 
   Title of collaborative work: A Hong Kong Comic Studies Reader

— 2021—

Research Collaboration Fellowship Recipient: Cary Wu (Sociology) and Paramjit Singh (Panjab University)
   Title of collaborative work: Structural Determinants of Urbanization in India and China

— 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