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Grants

The Asia Research Centre has been successful in attracting considerable support for its research and researchers. The following pages list projects funded from 2004 to the present.

2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2014 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
James Warren
Pearls, People and Power: Global Commodity History and Material Culture in the Transformation of the Indian Ocean World, 16th-20th Centuries
2015-18, $438,058
(with multi-country team)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Jeffrey Wilson and Mark Beeson
The Political Economy of Australia-China Economic Relations
2015-17, $154,418

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Sandra Wilson
War Crimes and the Japanese Military, 1941-1945
2015–2017, $140,600
(with R Cribb)

Global Development Network
Vedi Hadiz
Reforming Research in Indonesia: Policies and Practices
2015-16, US$42,669
(with I Rakhmani and team)

Australian National Library, Japan Study Grant 2015
Sandra Wilson
2014, $5,000
Conduct research in the Japan Collections of the Australian National Library for one month in 2015.

Research Fellowship for Southeast Asian Scholars
Patricia Dacudao
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Michigan
2014, US$2,200
For library-based research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Australian Political Studies Association

Muhammad Faris Al Fadhat
The Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) in collaboration with University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney provided funding for Faris to attend the APSA Advanced Methods in Political Science and International Relations Postgraduate Training Programme at the University of Sydney.
2014, $950

2013 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Carol Warren
Household Vulnerability and the Politics of Social Protection in Indonesia: Towards an Integrated Approach
2014-16, $385,000
(with J McCarthy, A McWilliam)

Perth Convention Bureau Grant
Shahar Hameiri
The Perth Convention Bureau contributed funding towards the hosting of the Australian Political Studies Association conference
2013, $3,000

United States Embassy in Australia Cultural Grant
Shahar Hameiri
The United States Embassy in Australia provided funding to support the participation of Professor Ronnie Lipchitz in a special roundtable at the Australian Political Studies
Association conference
2013, US$5,000

Australian Political Studies Association
Melissa Johnston
The Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) provided funding for Melissa to attend the APSA Advanced Methods in Political Science and International Relations Postgraduate Training Programme at the University of Queensland. The workshop was held under the auspices of the Standing Committee on International Relations of the Australian Political Studies Association, and funded jointly by APSA, the University of Queensland and Griffith University
2013, $1,650

Australian International Political Economy Network
Melissa Johnston
The Australian International Political Economy Network provided funding Melissa to attend the AIPEN meeting
2013, $750

Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute
Peter Waring
Benchmarking Study on Productivity and Innovation in SMEs in Singapore
2013-14, SGD$529,000
(with D Morrison, P McKiernan and C Vas)

2012 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Caroline Hughes
Remaking the poor: Poor people’s responses to donors’ market citizenship programs in Southeast Asia
2013-15, $193,088
(with Jane Hutchison, Ian Wilson, A Rosser)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Caroline Hughes
The politics of public administration reform: Capacity development and ideological contestation in international state-building.
2013-15, $262,472
(with Shahar Hameiri)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Carol Warren
Intangible Cultural Heritage across Borders: Laws, Structures and Strategies in China and its ASEAN neighbours
2013-15, $300,000
(with C Antons, W S Logan, Jianfu Chen)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Ann Capling
The World Trade Organisation and the Future of the Mulitilateral Trade System
2012-14, $160,000

Murdoch University Distinguished Collaborator Award
James Francis Warren
History, Climate and Natural Disasters in the Indian Ocean World
2012-14, $30,000
(with Joseph Christensen and Professor G Bankoff (University of Hull)

Murdoch University Distinguished Collaborator Award
Dr Shahar Hameiri
Regional Governance and State Theory
2012-13, $10,000
(with Professor Luk van Langenhove, Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies, United Nations University, Belgium)

City University of Hong Kong
Ian Scott
Mapping Ethical Communities in Hong Kong: A Preliminary Analysis
2012, HK$60,000
(with Ting Gong)

Office of Learning and Teaching Extension Grant
David T. Hill
Promotion of National Strategic Plan for Indonesian in Australian Universities
2012-13, $30,000

Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (HUMAP) Research Fellowship
James Boyd
2011-12, $10,000
The grant funds the ongoing examination of the Zenrin kyōkai, an important semi-official Japanese humanitarian organization that provided medical assistance and educational opportunities between 1933 and 1945 to the Mongols, Uighurs and Hui (Han-Chinese Muslims) living on the fringe of the Han Chinese Republic

Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration Travel Fellowship
Ma. Theresa R. Milallos
The award supported consultations with experts in the field of disaster studies at the Universities of Utrecht and Wageningen in the Netherlands

Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Research Grant, 2012
Jun Kimura
The Matsushita Foundation provided funding to Dr Kimura’s archaeological project in Vietnam related to the Kublai Khan’s invasion in 13th century.
2012, $5,000

The Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA II)
Muninggar Sri Saraswati
Internet and Women Empowerment – A Study of How Women in Indonesian Urban Areas Use Social Media to Become Entrepreneurs.
2012 S$18,000
(with Ezmieralda Melissa and Anis Hamidati)

2010 Grants

Australian Research Council Linkage Grant
Professor James Warren
Southeast Asia's global economy, climate and the impact of natural hazards from the 10th to 21st centuries
2011-2013, $400,275
(with W Van Duivenvoorde, Li Tana, A G Paterson, G Campbell, A J Reid)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project and Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr Shahar Hameiri
Securitisation and the governance of non-traditional security in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific
2011-2013, $305,000
(with L Jones)

AusAID
Dr Ian Wilson
The Politics of Free Public Services in Decentralised Indonesia
2010-2011, $22,500

Japan Foundation Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences
Professor Sandra Wilson
Reading Older Forms of Japanese
2010-2011, $20,000
(with B. Trefalt)

2009 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project and Australian Professorial Fellowship,
Professor Garry Rodan
Representation and Political Regimes in Southeast Asia
2010-2014, $613, 182

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
Professor Vedi Hadiz
State, Class and Islamic Populism: Indonesia in Comparative Perspective
2010-2013, $891,200

2009 National Teaching Fellowship, Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Professor David Hill
2010-2011,$350,000

Social Science and Humanities Research Council Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative Grant (MCRI)
Professor Gwyn Campbell, Project Director, McGill University
Professor James Warren (Chief Investigator-Team Leader)
The Indian Ocean World: The Making of the First Global Economy in the context of Human-Environment Interaction
2010-2017, $2,500,000 (2010-2013 $120,000)

Australia Netherlands Research Collaboration
Associate Professor Carol Warren
Indigenous peoples and natural resource management: Towards new forms of governance workshop
2010, €14,058

Australia Netherlands Research Collaboration
Dr Ian Wilson
Studying 'spaces of non-existence': Methodological concerns
2010, $31,240

2008 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes
The Politics of Accountability Reform in Southeast Asia
2009-2011, $153,000

Australian Research Council Discovery Project Postdoctoral Fellowship
Janet Borland
Sites of Learning, Spaces of State: Reconstructed Primary Schools and Small Parks in Tokyo, 1923-1945
2009-2011, $276,414

Australian Development Research Awards / AusAID
Richard Robison, Ian Wilson, Caroline Hughes, Jane Hutchison
Achieving Sustainable Demand for Governance Addressing Political Dimensions of Change
2009-2010, $289,400
(with Mohtar Mas’oed, Aris Arif Mundayat, Nicolaas Warouw, Wil Hout)

Australia Indonesia Governance Research Partnership
Ian Wilson, Luky Djani
Governing Favours: An investigation of accountability mechanisms in local government budget allocation in Indonesia
2009, $61,545
(with Teten Masduki)

Department of Defence
Samuel Makinda
Emerging Security Threats in the Asia-Pacific’ Public Lecture Series
2008-2009, $15,014

Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network and Southeast Asia Node of the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network
David Hill
'Southeast Asian Exiles: crossing cultural, political and religious borders’ workshop
2009, $9,409

Swedish International Development Agency, Post Conflict Reconstruction Project, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Caroline Hughes
The Political Economy of Security Sector Reform in Cambodia
2008-2009, US$12,000

Department for International Development, UK,
Caroline Hughes
Cambodia's Economic Transformation workshop
2009, US$25,000
(with Kheang Un)

2007 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Carol Warren
Social Capital, Natural Resources and Local Governance in Indonesia
2008-2010, $420,086
(with JF McCarthy, GL Acciaioli, AE Lucas, J Schiller, L Visser)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
David Hill
Indonesia in exile: The Indonesian Left abroad during the late Cold War
2008-2010, $72,651

Australia Indonesia Governance Research Partnership
Ian Wilson and Richard Robison
Evaluating models for the effective governance of the informal security sector in Indonesia in the context of broader state building processes
2008, $64,250

Department of Defence
Sam Makinda
Emerging Security Threats in the Asia- Pacific’ Public Lecture Series
$9,598

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Garry Rodan
Untying the Gordian Knot? The Difficulties in Solving Violence in Southern Thailand Public Lecture
$4,590


2006 Japan-Australia Year of Exchange Grassroots Support Program (administered by the Consulate General of Japan in Perth)
Garry Rodan
Japan’s Role in Asia: New Dynamics, New Directions Lecture Series
$7,500

History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP)
Malcolm Tull, Project Leader SE Asia
2008, Additional US$20,000

2006 Grants

History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP)
Malcolm Tull, Project Leader SE Asia
USD$35,000


2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange Grass-roots Support
Garry Rodan
Japan’s Role in Asia: New Dynamics, New Directions Public Lecture Series
$17,500

2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange Grass-roots Support
Garry Rodan
Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement: How likely and who benefits? Symposium
$5,000

ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network
David Hill
Mediating Transition to Post-Authoritarian Indonesia Workshop
$10,000


Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
David Hill
Mediating Transition to Post-Authoritarian Indonesia Workshop
SGD$ 8,000

Research Excellence Grant Scheme (REGS) Murdoch University,
Contemporary Asia Area of Research Strength

Capacity Building:Security, Terrorism and New Forms of Political Violence and Political Regimes and Governance in East and Southeast Asia

2005 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
David Hill
Secular Modernisers in the Indonesian media: A biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004)
2006-2008, $75,000

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
James Warren
Captivity Remembered: Slavery, Islam and Identity Formation in the Sulu Zone, 1768-1898
2006-2008, $121,000

International Centre of Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies (ICEAPS)
Carol Warren
Articulating Science and Social Science Research Methods for Coastal Resource Management in Indonesia
2006, $10,000


Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore), 2006
David Hill

Area Studies Fellowship, Japan Foundation, 2005-2006
Kazuhiro Harada

Research Excellence Grant Scheme (REGS) Murdoch University, Contemporary Asia Area of Research Strength
Capacity Building: Security, Terrorism and New Forms of Political Violence and Political Regimes and Governance in East and Southeast Asia
2006, $29,400


REGS
Carolyn Brewer
Muslim/Christian Relations in the Phillipines: Representation, Identity and ‘Othering’ in the Context of Southeast Asia
2006, $4,299


REGS
Terence Lee
Understanding Political Communication in Singapore
2006, $8,470

2004 Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Yingchi Chu
The Democractisation of Documentary Cinema in China
2005-2006 $75,088

Australian Research Council Discovery Project
Garry Rodan and Kanishka Jayasuriya
Contestation or Regulation - New Politics in Southeast Asia
2005-2006 $75,000
(with Vedi Hadiz; Kevin Hewison; Chua Beng Huat. Collaboration with Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore and South East Asia Research centre, City University of Hong Kong.)

Southeast Asian-based benefactor
Research Leadership Application Support
2006, $50,000


US Institute for Peace
David Brown and Ian Wilson
An Investigation Of Gang Violence In Post-Soeharto Indonesia
2005-2006, US$44,690


Research Excellence Grant Scheme (REGS) Murdoch University
Contemporary Asia Area of Research Strength
Security, Terrorism and New Forms of Political Violence and Political Regimes and Governance in East and Southeast Asia
2005, $34,696


REGS
Carolyn Brewer
Muslim/Christian Relations in the Phillipines: Representation, Identity and ÔOtheringÕ in the Context of SE Asian Region
2005, $13,480


REGS
Yingchi Chu
Chinese Documentaries
2005, $13,757


REGS
Jane Hutchison
Corporate Codes of Conduct: Upholding Labour Rights in the Philippines?
2005, $3,930


REGS
Terence Lee
The Politics of Media, Creativity and Civil Society in Singapore
2005, $8,000


REGS
Samuel Makinda
Complex Relations: Globalisation, Security and Institutions
2005, $15,000


REGS
Jeannette Taylor
The Accountability Role of Key Performance Indicators in the Public Sector: How Effective is it?
2005, $9,535


Murdoch Writing Fellowship
Miyume Tanji
Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa
2004-2005, $9,242

2003 Grants

Singapore-based philanthropist
Garry Rodan
Political Regimes and Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Problems and Prospects
2003 - 2005, $100,000

Singapore-based philanthropist
Garry Rodan
Political Regimes and Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Problems and Prospects
Researcher Salary and fieldwork
2003 - 2005, $130,000

Fulbright New Century Scholar Fellowship

David Brown
National Identity Strategies: An Analysis of the impact of Government National Identity Strategies on Ethnic Conflict
$41,500