Research

Research grants, fellowships and elections

2019-2021 Gwilliam project,  Partnership development grant McGill University, Sussex P.I.

 2018-2025 Canadian Social Science Partnership Grant as co-applicant with the University of McGill 2018-2025. Project Title ‘Appraising Risk, Past and Present: Interrogating Historical Data to Enhance Understanding of Environmental Crises in the Indian Ocean- World.

 2018-2020- Tapestry Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments, Belmont Forum Co-I with IDS

2016-2017-PI AHRC grant botanical and metereological history of the Indian Ocean

2015 co-I with Noragric (Norway) climate change, uncertainities and social transformation in India, funded by the Norwegian Research Council

2014 Sussex university research opportunities fund on historical climatology

2014 Convenor Sussex meeting of consortium of British Universities interested in historical  climatology

2014 Convenor with Zuky Serper and Anna Winterbottom, Academia and Activism network (in receipt of funding from the British Academy)

2014 Co-I on Canadian Spcial Science Research Council Grant with Mcgill on Human environment interaction in the Indian Ocean world.

2013 Convenor CWEH, Sussex, British Library and Met Office U.K. on collaborative research on meteorology

2012 AHRC network grant on the botanical and meterological history of the Indian Ocean 1500-1900

 2011 AHRC funding to attend South Asia historical records and climate change, Bangalore

2011  Research Development Fund for CWEH project on the Indian correspondence of Joseph Hooker in collaboration with Kew Gardens.

 2009-2010 Programme committee , Anglo American conference, 2010

2008 External advisor for the Uppsala University conference on Nature, knowledge and power in South Asia, August

 2005-2006  AHRB Research Leave grant

2005-2009  British Academy Grant on East India Company and the Natural world with Dr Mark Harrisson, Director,  Welcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Oxford and Dr Rohan D'Souza, Centre for Science Policy, JNU, Delhi,

2005          April, Visiting Fellow, University of Uppsala

2005          August, Visiting Fellow, RMAP Unit of  the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University

2005          November, Visiting Fellow, University of Jadavpur, Calcutta

2005-2010 Sussex co-coordinator for the EU funded project on research agendas for the New Europe

 2001-2002  AHRB research project grant

2001          Elected Council member of the Society for South Asian Studies (British Academy)

2002          Research Development Fund to start the Centre for World Environmental History

1997-98     Nuffield Social Science Research Fellowship

1997          British Academy Grant:  To run a Conference on 'India 50'

1997          University of Sussex  RDF Grant: To run "India 50 conference"

1999-2000  Leverhulme Research Fellowship

1999-2000  Visiting Associate, Program of Agrarian Studies Yale university

1994-95    Economic and Social Science Research grant