Visiting Research Associates Program

The IPC Visiting Research Associates (VRA) Program encourages and facilitates studies of Philippine cultures and societies by scholars (from the Philippines or abroad) who are not regular members of the IPC staff. The IPC welcomes VRAs who wish to do research in any discipline of the social sciences or humanities. Thus, it assists scholars whose major interests are anthropology, art, communication, economics, history, linguistics, music, political science, psychology, and sociology.

VRA appointments are generally granted to postdoctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, and other experienced scholars from the Philippines or abroad. Through the IPC, a non-Filipino scholar residing in a country other than the Philippines can apply for a special non-immigrant visa as defined in Section 47 (a)(2) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940. While being a VRA offers a formal link with the Institute, the affiliation does not include any salary or stipend; neither does it signify employment with the IPC.

The IPC VRA Lecture Series provides a venue for the VRAs to present the nature and findings of their research as well as their initial conclusions to an interested public.

To know more about the VRA Application Procedure, please click here.

VRA No. Name of VRA Title of Project Institution and Country Affiliation Period
406 Syvongsay Changpitikoun Civil Society Organizations in Promoting Child Rights: Comparative Study between Thailand and the Philippines Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 2012
405 Henri Ismael The Dynamics of Mining Industry in Asia and its Impact on People and Environment Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, Indonesia 2012
404 Christopher Martin International Labor MIgration in the Futures of Youth and Children in the Lowland Philippines London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom 2012
403 Susanna George Upholding Feminist Principle in the era of Globlisation: Challenges faced by Women's Activist in Finding Balance between Alternative Organisational Processes and Practices and Public Advocacy Work Malaysia 2011
402 Faith Kares Importing Heroes and Rewriting Nationalisms: A Case Study of the Impact of Shifting NGO Practices in the Philippines Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, USA 2011 to 2012
401 Waka Aoyama An Ethnography of the Sama in the city: Livelihood and Religion in a non-Maritime Settlement of Davao City Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan 2011 to 2012
400 Lambang Trijono A Research on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Institutions Supporting IDPs Reintegration in Mindanao, Philippines Department of Sociology, Gadjah Mada University 2011
399 Matthew Alonsozana Philippine Perspective on Public Policcy and Poverty Reduction: Examining the Social Context of Health Initiatives in Metro Manila Boston College, USA 2011
399 Matthew Alonsozana Philippine Perspective on Public Policy and Poverty Reduction: Examining the Social Context of Health Initiatives in Metro Manila Boston College, USA 2011
398 Raja Juli Antoni Religious Peacebuilders: The Role of Religion in Conflict torn Societies in Southeast Asia School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland 2011 to 2012
397 Yuria Furusawa Research on Images of the Virgin Mary Wearing Ethnic Costumes in the Philippines Department of Comparative Studies, School of Cultural and Social Studies, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan 2011 to 2012
396 Wahyudi Remembering the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship: The Formation of Historical Memory and the Struggle for Justice Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia 2011 to 2012
395 Truong Huyen Chi The Representation of Cultural Diversity in Primary Education in the Philippines and Japan Vietnam National University 2011
394 Kei Hakata The Laws of Forced Migration: Complexities of the Issue of Forced Migrants in Urban Areas with the Case Study of Metro Manila, Philippines Faculty of Humanities, Seikei University, Japan 2011
393 Aitor Maria Anduaga Tropical Cyclone Forecasting by Spanish Jesuits in the Philippines 1865-1898 University of the Basque Country Leioa (Bilbao), Bizkaia, Spain 2011
392 Ichikawa Makoto Religious Education in Philippine Public Schools: Role of Religion and State in Promotion of Religious Tolerance Faculty of Literature, Rikkyo University, Japan 2010 to 2011
391 Christina Verano Carter "Witness to My Griefs": An Ethnography of Manila's Waterways Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, USA 2010 to 2011
390 Noah Theriault Agents of the Environmental State: Indigenous Authority and Environmental Regulations in the Philippines Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 2010 to 2012
389 Brandon Reilly History of Oral Epics in the Philippines Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA 2010 to 2011
388 Michael Gonzales Manila as Provisional and Permanent City College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, USA 2010
387 Stefanie Bator From Civilization toModernization Department of History, Northwestern University, USA 2010
386 Novri Susan The Impact of Violent Conflict on the Construction of Identity Character of Affected Conflict Communities Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, Indonesia 2010
385 Dario Novellino Linking Networks on Pastoralism and Mobile Production Systems Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, United Kingdom 2010 to 2011
383 Roderick G. Galam Identity, Subjectivity and Agency of Filipino Seafarer-Wives Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, United Kingdom 2010
382 Yuichi P. Oda A Sociological Analysis of Philippine Culture of Food Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan 2010


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