Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Heller & Varshney Receive Ford Foundation Research Grant

February 21, 2020

Professors Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney have received a grant of $200,00 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 more about the Jana-Brown Citizenship Index (JB-CI) project.