Timor Aid has conducted a number of research projects exploring the cultural traditions of various communities in and around Timor-Leste:

Funded by the Cultural Emergency Response Programme of the Prince Claus Fund, the research explored five areas of the cultural heritage of the area: language, textiles, ceramics, basket-weaving & social geography and archaeology between 2014 and 2015. The research was conducted by the Timor Aid team in conjunction with visiting specialists.

Timor Aid has been a project partner supporting ongoing research, being conducted by Joanna Barrkman from Australian National University, exploring the collection of the Museum der Kulturen, Basel in Switzerland.

Timor Aid in partnership with the Bebali Foundation, working in Bali, Indonesia visited the Tetun speaking communities of the Malaka Regency in West Timor, originally from Covalima.