• Fulbright Scholar, Myanmar, 2015-16
  • Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education, Ball State University nominee, 2014
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholar, PAR Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, 2011
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholar, Centre for Economic and International Studies (CEIS), University of Rome, Italy, 2011
  • Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Spring, 2010
  • Fulbright Scholar, China, 2006-07
  • Malone Award for International Education, Ball State nominee with Dr. Wes Janz, 1999
  • Graham Foundation Fellowship, for the completion of the Book: Society and Space, 1997

“The [CapAsia] project provides creative focus that is built on integrating South Asian world views into participant’s education; The focus on LEARNING FROM rather than LEARNING ABOUT as well as on learning from doing projects with host country peers rather than doing projects for them is refreshingly honest about where knowledge resides; It also models and reinforces a respectful intercultural attitude and global stance that’s sorely needed.”
— Fulbright-Hays Reviewer, 2004


  • Faculty Research Grant Category II, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), with Tang Wing-Shing, for Comparative Urbanism in East and South Asia, 2007-09.
  • Conference Grant, for the conference on The Transforming Asian City (With Tang), Research Committee, HKBU, 2007
  • China Urban Research Center (CURS), for the special session on comparing urbanization in India and China (with Tang), CURS, HKBU, 2006-07
  • Elizabeth Chan Cheng E-Lay Geography Academic Seminar Series Grant, (With Tang), 2006-07
  • Participant: FIPSE – EU-USA Cooperation in Higher Education and Training Grant, 2002-05
  • Provost's Grant, to develop new connections with Bhutan, BSU, 2015-16
  • CAP Immersive Learning Mini-Grant, to develop new connections with Bhutan, BSU, 2014-15
  • ASPiRE Grant for the Book Project: People’s Spaces, Ball State University, Summer 2014
  • Provost’s Grant, BSU, to develop new connections with Myanmar, 2013-14
  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, US Department of Education (DOE), for CapAsia V, 2007-08.