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Watson Professors Receive Ford Foundation Grant

February 21, 2020

In February 2020, Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney received a grant of $200,000 from the Ford Foundation for their ongoing project on Citizenship and Urban Governance in India. The grant will allow them to do research in several Indian cities. 


Professors Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney have received a grant of $200,000 from the Ford Foundation for their ongoing project on Citizenship and Urban Governance in India.  The grant will allow them to do research in several Indian cities, including Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Ajmer and Jalandhar.  Also funded by the Ford Foundation, research in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Kochi was completed last year.  In India, the project is based at Janaagraha, Bangalore.  Professor Siddharth Swaminathan (Azim Premji University), an annual visitor to CCSA and Watson Institute, is the third academician associated with the project, in addition to Heller and Varshney.

Read their first report to learn more about the project.