US Scholar research award grantees conduct research in their area of expertise. Projects may focus on contemporary Indonesia and involve ethnographic research, or may be historical and involve archival research. Special funds from the Fulbright Indonesia Science and Technology (FIRST) Initiative support US Scholar awards. Preference will be given to projects that address issues of public concern in Indonesia and involve collaboration with Indonesian scholars and institutions. Research grantees may be asked to give public talks and to engage with the larger academic community beyond their host institution, for which additional funds may be available.
Research grants can begin anytime from September through May, dependent on research and visa permission, and may be for a period of five to ten months.
Research grantees need a Limited Stay Visa and a research permit from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. AMINEF will provide assistance to obtain such permits. Although the vast majority of applications are approved, AMINEF cannot guarantee Indonesian government agencies’ approval, and in the case of a rejected application, the grantee may not be able to take up the award offer.
In addition to the general eligibility criteria mentioned at US Fulbright Scholar Program applicants for research grants are also expected to be moderately fluent in Indonesian language.
How to Apply?
AMINEF does not accept applications for the Fulbright US Scholar Program directly. Applicants must apply online through the website of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars’ (CIES) Fulbright US Scholar Program Catalog (Fulbright award #7099 or #7100) and click on “Apply.”
Questions about application procedure and program deadline should be directed to the CIES Regional Lead, Ms. Sophia Yang, at email@example.com.
Before deciding to apply for the US Scholar program, applicants are strongly encouraged to check the section entitled Information to consider before accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia.
Last updated: December 14, 2016