Grants and Awards

Research Grants and Research Consulting [selected] See publications from collaborative projects from my ResearchGate!

Selected research projects

  • Humanitarian cash transfers in Indonesia [2019-2021]
  • Cash transfer and food security in disaster-induced displacement areas during COVID-19 funded by JICA Human Security and COVID-19 [2021-2023]
  • Power, Prestige & Forgotten Values: A Disaster Studies Manifesto
  • Food systems under changing climate in Asia [RSIS NTU’s 1.5m Project 2014-2017]
  • National Implementation study of comprehensive school safety in Indonesia [2020]
  • IFRC and Circle Indonesia Localisation studies in Indonesia [2020-2021]
  • How post-disaster need assessment informs recovery planning and policy in the Pacific – funded by DFAT [2018/2019]
  • Research Grants on Measuring Political will for DRR [EHSE Faculty Grant, Charles Darwin University, RSIS NTU and IRGSC] – On Why do countries succeed or fail in reducing disaster risks? Longitudinal observation of disaster management policy in >100 countries [PI] [2017/2018].
  • Social network and disaster research
  • Urban climate adaptation in Indonesia.
  • Community-based disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster governance in Southeast Asia.
  • Longitudinal observation of child-centred climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Indonesia
  • Long term observation of disaster recovery in the Asia Pacific
  • Use of Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) or drones for risk assessment and disaster response
  • Governance of early warning systems in Indonesia
  • Climate change, environmental migration and human mobility
  • Global disaster thinkers [Independent research project]
  • Tools and Skills for Community Disaster Risk Management [independent research project]
  • Disaster risk reduction policy audit in ASEAN member states at RSIS NTU (PI – since 2016)
  • IIED London/Rockefeller Foundation’s ACCCRN Project [Co-PI with John Taylor,] 20k [2015]
  • 2014 Research Fellowship at the Australian National University, Canberra [Pending/on hold]
  • 2013 UNICEF Research on Early Childhood Education Budgeting [Co-PI]
  • ACF Research on Sanitation [12k] Co-PI
  • Willis Re Research Fellowship 2011-2012 – Based at Nanyang Technological University;
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship – Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cities Climate Change Network [2012-2013]
  • ERIA Research Fellowship 2011 [ERIA WG Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia and Policy Responses] $7k

Travel Grants

  • 2015 – Full grants travel grants – DAAD Alumni Summer Course – Climate and Nutrition Summer Course at Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2013 Full grants travel grants – DAAD Alumni Summer Course – University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany – Water Security and Management and Topentag Conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 2011 – Full Fellowship for Executive Education on Crisis Management Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA Spring 2011.
  • 2010 – Full travel grants: Stockholm Environmental Institute and UNISDR. Asian Writeshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 2009 – Full travel grants – Changing Governance in Asia – Young scholar workshops, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands.
  • 2009 –  Full travel grants – Garnet PhD School 2009. Venue at the Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB; EC/Garnet PhD Program.
  • 2006 – BRC Summer Course International Humanitarian Law – Cambridge UK. Full Travel Grants by Hivos &  BRC.


  • First Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Ash Centre, Harvard Kennedy School 2011 (Research on climate adaptation and disaster reduction in Indonesia.)
  • DAAD Awards for PhD Scholarship in Disaster Research at ZEF of University of Bonn and Winner of Profile # 8 for GTIEWS PhD Research at EHS-UNU, Bonn 2007;
  • British Chevening Awards (British Council, UK), 2004
  • First Winner – National Seminar Paper – Indonesian Civil Engineering Communication Forum 1997
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