DIKTI-funded Fulbright Grants for Indonesian Lecturers
AMINEF cooperates with the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (RISTEK-DIKTI) in offering a special program for current lecturers at Indonesian universities who seek support for graduate study and research in the United States. Funded by the Government of Indonesia, the programs on offer—for PhD degree study and postdoctoral research—parallel the core Fulbright scholarship opportunities for Indonesians (see Grants for Indonesian > Fulbright Scholarships). They share roughly the same eligibility requirements and benefits, too, with some exceptions. Most importantly, applicants to this program must present proof in the form of a Nomor Induk Dosen Nasional, NIDN, that they are permanent faculty members at an Indonesian state or private university under RISTEK-DIKTI.
Preference will be given to those who have never previously received a Fulbright scholarship.
This program is currently on hiatus in Award Year 2021-2022 pending funding decisions from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. Prospective applicants may still apply to the Fulbright Doctoral Degree (PhD) Scholarship.
The applicants should:
- Be Indonesian citizens and not permanent residents or the US, or be currently living in the US
- Be a lecturer at an Indonesian state or private university holding a Nomor Induk Dosen Nasional or NIDN
- Fulfill other requirements established by RISTEK-DIKTI and set out yearly in its online scholarships guide
- Possess leadership qualities and show experience in community service
- Have preparation in, and a demonstrated commitment to, her or his chosen field of study
- Be proficient in English
- Have an outstanding academic record
- Demonstrate that they can realistically accomplish full-time graduate study or conduct research in the US
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright scholarship program
- Be willing to sign an agreement with RISTEK-DIKTI promising to return to serve their home institution for a certain number of years before retirement upon the completion of the scholarship program, according to prevailing RISTEK-DIKTI requirements
An applicant will be ineligible if he or she is:
- An employee, close family member of an employee, or dependent of an employee of AMINEF, the US Embassy, or the US Department of State
- Currently pursuing another degree
- Receiving another scholarship at the time of the application
- Pursuing another similar program for a double degree
Submission Requirements (to be supplied in English)
- Completed application form, including one-page study objective for Master’s and PhD scholarships, and 3-5-page research proposal for PhD and Research scholarships
- Copy of most recent (less than two years old) TOEFL ITP or iBT TOEFL or IELTS score
- Two letters of reference
- Copy of academic transcript and diploma (in original language and in English translation)
- Copy of valid identity document (KTP or passport)
- Curriculum vitae
The scholarship will provide the following benefits:
- J-1 visa support
- Round-trip economy class air travel from scholarship recipient’s home city to the host institution in the US
- Funding for tuition and fees
- A monthly living stipend and related costs
- Accident and health insurance coverage per US Government guidelines
Eligible Fields of Study
Fulbright grants may be used for study or research in most disciplines and fields of study with the exception of medicine related to patient care or clinical patient contact. Proposals in humanities, arts, and social sciences, and in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and health are equally welcome. Applications in STEM fields are encouraged to focus on environmental preservation, alternative energy exploration, or climate change mitigation.
At the time of application to AMINEF, only a paper-based institutional TOEFL ITP test or IELTS score is required. If you are later selected for an award, you must then take the official internet-based TOEFL iBT test, plus the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for all fields except law and business, or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for business administration, finance, and accounting.
Application Deadline*: February 15
Application Screening: March
Shortlist Announcement: June
Visiting Scholar Program
Application Deadline*: November 1
Application Screening: November
Shortlist Announcement: January
*The exact deadlines every year may be subject to change and if the application deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, it is automatically extended to the next business day.
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2020 @ 1:42 pm