Feb 20, 2020

SRA Awardees for Fiscal 2019, Second Round

The Sylff Association secretariat is pleased to announce the 18 recipients of SRA awards in the second selection round for fiscal 2019. In this round, we again received outstanding applications for research in various specialized fields from fellows all over the world.

We reviewed all applications carefully from the perspectives of eligibility, the feasibility of the proposals, and the relevance of the proposed research to the applicants’ academic pursuits. The awardees in this round were at different stages of their research, some taking advantage of SRA to collect fundamental data for their doctoral dissertation, with others using the opportunity to verify their findings and receive further advice from overseas experts.

We received a record number of quality applications this year, and this has resulted in a record number of awardees. The secretariat is delighted to learn that more Sylff fellows are taking advantage of this support program, and we are also grateful to Sylff steering committee members at each Sylff institution for their cooperation in encouraging fellows to apply.

Congratulations to all the awardees! We send them our best wishes and hope their research abroad will be fruitful in further advancing their doctoral research. The 18 awardees are as follows:

* Listed in alphabetical order.

Name Sylff Institution   From (Country) To
(SRA Host Institution, Country)
Tesfaye Desalegne Abebe Howard University USA International Growth Center-Ethiopia (Ethiopia)
Gautam Anand Oregon State University USA Center for Helath Policy, Asian Development Research Institute (India)
Sergio Barbosa  University of Coimbra Portugal DATACTIVE, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (Netherland)
Ergina Bonori National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece École Pratique des Hautes Études (France)
Fernando Caixeta Lisboa University of Coimbra Portugal University of California - Davis (USA)
Andrejs Gusacenko University of Latvia Latvia The Hoover Institution Library & Archives, and Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture (USA)
Johana Kłusek Charles University Czech Republic  British Library (UK)
Tembile Kulati University of the Western Cape South Africa Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund (Germany)
Herve Roland Memiaghe University of Oregon USA Agence National des Parcs Nationaux (Gabon)
Duale Mohamed York University Canada Windle International Kenya (Kenya)
Enrico Nano Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Switzerland Department of Social and Economic Sciences, University La Sapienza, Rome (Italy)
Christian Perez UNSW Business School Australia Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Abhijit Sadhukhan Jadavpur University India Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford and Department of Music, SOAS, University of London (UK)
Sara Swetzoff Howard University USA Addis Ababa University, Center for African and Oriental Studies: CfAOS (Ethiopia)
Michael Thier University of Oregon USA Data collection (Sweden)
Daniel Thomas Columbia University USA Interview and fieldwork (Ukraine)
Jinjin Wu Columbia University USA Beijing library, National Libraries, and other university libraries and Academic resource centers in Beijing, Jinan, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guangzhou (China)
Sally Chengji Xing Columbia University USA The Institute of Modern History of Academia Sinica in Taipei and other institutions (Mainland China and Taiwan)