Select Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

Grants & Awards List

Research Grants

The list below excludes internal and external travel or conference grants.

External

2020

World Politics & Statecraft Grant. Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF).

Another award of $7,500 for 2020-21 to fund the research and writing process of the dissertation project, “Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.”

2019

Doctoral Writing Fellowship (American Region). Ching Ching-kuo Foundation (CCFK).

Award of $20,000 for 2019-20 to fund the research and writing process of the dissertation project, “Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.”

World Politics & Statecraft Grant. Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF).

Award of $7,500 for 2019-20 to fund the research and writing process of the dissertation project, “Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.”

2018-2020

Corrosive Capital Project Grant. National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Multi-year award (amount tba) to fund the research and writing process of the dissertation.
 
Funding has also been allocated to fund the data collection of a chapter on the “Corrosive Effects of Chinese Investments in Online Gambling and Energy.” This chapter is part of a broader report that was published by the Center for Integrated and Private Enterprises.

2016

Pre-dissertation Fieldwork Grant. Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG).

Award of $6,000 for 2016-17 to fund the research and writing process of a project, “Contentious Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines.” The project was submitted as part of the PhD requirement.

Internal

2020

Doctoral Award for Urban Research. 21st Century Cities Initiative (21cc), Johns Hopkins University.

Award of $5,000 for 2020-21 to fund the research and writing process of a project, “Between Economic and Social Exclusions: Chinese Online Gambling Investments in the Philippines.”

2018

International Fieldwork Grant. East Asian Studies (EAS), Johns Hopkins University.

Award of $1,800 for 2018-19 to fund the research and writing process of a project, “Derailing Development: China’s Railway Projects and Financing Coalitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.” The project has been published as a working paper by the Global Development Policy Center.

2016

Summer Research Grant. Program in Islamic Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Award of $1500 for 2016-17 to fund the research of project, “The Politics of Responsible Mining in the Philippines.” The project was recently published in Environmental Politics and Governance.

Awards

2018

Sociology Open Access Recognition. SocArXiv.
 
The Szymanski-Young Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on Marxist Sociology.

Honorable Mention

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. American Sociological Association’s Section on Sociology of Development.

2017

Honorable Mention

Critical Realism’s Publication Recognition Award for Postdoctoral and Graduate Students, Critical Realism Research Network (CRRN).

2016

Honorable Mention

Terence K. Hopkins Best Graduate Student Paper Award. American Sociological Association’s Section on Political Economy of World-System (PEWS).

Fellowships

External

2021

Research Fellowship, Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University.
 
InterAsia Academy, Social Science Research Council.
 
Adam Smith Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Award of $10,000 to partly attend the 2021-2022 (forthcoming) Adam Smith symposium hosted by the Mercatus Institute.

2020

Don Lavoie Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Award of $10,000 to partly attend the 2021-2022 (forthcoming) Adam Smith symposium hosted by the Mercatus Institute.

2019

Applied Sequence Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Award of $10,000 to partly attend the 2019-2020 Applied Sequence symposium hosted by the Mercatus Institute.

2018

Global China Initiative Fellowship, Global Policy Development Center (GPDC), Boston University.

Award of $20,000 to work at the GDPC as a Global China Initiative Fellow between from Spring to Summer 2019. Fellowship responsibilities include finishing a working paper, conducting fieldwork, and helping out on a GDPC-specific project.

Adam Smith Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Award of $10,000 to partly attend the 2018-2019 Adam Smith symposium hosted by the Mercatus Institute.

2017

Summer Research Fellowship. Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Award of $5,000 to be seconded at the MEI institute between from June to August 2017. Fellowship responsibilities include finishing a working paper and helping out on a MEI-specific project.

Asian Graduate Student Fellowship for US Based Graduate Students, Asian Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Award of $3,000 to be based at ARI from June to August 2017. Fellowship responsibilities include working on the dissertation and presenting at the ARI-hosted conference.

2016

Critical Realism Summer Fellowship. Critical Realism Network (CRRN), Yale University.

Internal

2021

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University.

2015

Gilman Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University.