Annu Jalais Awarded Research Funding from SSRC, USA

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Annu Jalais (NUS South Asian Studies) on her new grant from the Social Science Research Council (, USA). Her US$35,000 project will develop a “Southern Collective” for Transdisciplinary Collaborations on the Northern Indian Ocean for the planning grant for the ‘Transregional Collaboratory on the Indian Ocean’.

Dr Jalais will be working with three co-PIs (1) Aarthi Sridhar, Programme Head of the dynamic NGO Dakshin Foundation; (2) Dr Rapti Siriwardane, researcher at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research; and (3) Dr Alin Kadfak, researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. The project also has fabulous collaborators stretching all across the Indian Ocean from Thailand to the Maldives. This prestigious grant will enable the research team to build on their vision for a ‘Southern Collective’.


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