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

Research 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.” 

2019. 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. Corrosive Capital Project Grant (multiyear until 2020). 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.

Fellowships

External

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.

2018. 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 (MEIat 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.

2017. 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

2015. Gilman Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University.

Awards

2018. Sociology Open Access Recognition.  SocArXiv.

2018. The Szymanski-Young Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on Marxist Sociology.

2018. 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).