Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Indonesia


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10 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
 
Master's
 
Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended

Level: Novice

1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant

Additional Information: Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesiais not a requirement in the candidate selection process.  However, applicants should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications and selected applicants should begin studying the language as soon as feasible, as language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.

Critical Language Enhancement Awards (CLEA) - Contingent on available funds from ECA

Candidates should plan to begin their language study in September and can only attend the institutions named below. Duration of language study will be based on student needs and preferences with approval of the Fulbright Commission (AMINEF). CLEA grants must be completed in full before beginning the Fulbright study/research grant.  Applicants are responsible for indicating their preferred language institutions. Tailor-made programs can be developed upon request at any of the institutions listed below:

  • PIBBI Program at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)-Salatiga, Central Java
  • Indonesian Course and Tutorial-Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Wisma Bahasa-Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS) at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) - Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Bandung Talent Source-Bandung, West Java

Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Reseach: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Affiliation with an Indonesian university is required. The Fulbright Commission (AMINEF) will provide assistance in establishing affiliations for students officially awarded Fulbright grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Indonesian institutions with whom they wish to collaborate and to include affiliation letters with their applications. NGOs are not permitted to serve as affiliations.


Geographical Restrictions:

Aceh and Papua are closed to foreign researchers at this time. Work in other areas may not be feasible due to the Indonesian government's permit restrictions.  Applicants should remain flexible with regard to host institutions and research sites.


Research Permit and Visa Requirement:

Please note, projects that are deemed to be sensitive by the Ministry of Research and Technology (KEMRISTEK / KRT) may be declined. A research permit is required from the Ministry of Research and Technology (KEMRISTEK / KRT) to conduct research in Indonesia. The Fulbright Commission (AMINEF) will assist grantees in securing the necessary permits and visas. Detailed procedures for obtaining a research permit will be communicated to grantees after selection. 


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


Important Information To Consider Before Applying:

Before applying, AMINEF recommends that all applicants read the link entitled "Information to Consider Before Accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia": http://www.aminef.or.id/fulbright/index.php/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=54.


10 Fulbright Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Awards

Grant Period:

10 months


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended

Level: Novice

1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant

Additional Information: Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesiais not a requirement in the candidate selection process.  However, applicants should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications and selected applicants should begin studying the language as soon as feasible, as language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.

Critical Language Enhancement Awards (CLEA) - Contingent on available fund from ECA

Candidates should plan to begin their language study in September and can only attend the institutions named below. Duration of language study will be based on student needs and preferences with approval of the Fulbright Commission (AMINEF). CLEA grants must be completed in full before beginning the Fulbright study/research grant.  Applicants are responsible for indicating their preferred language institutions. Tailor-made programs can be developed upon request at any of the institutions listed below:

  • PIBBI Program at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)-Salatiga, Central Java
  • Indonesian Course and Tutorial-Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Wisma Bahasa-Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS) at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) - Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Bandung Talent Source-Bandung, West Java

Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Affiliation with an Indonesian university is required. The Fulbright Commission (AMINEF) will provide assistance in establishing affiliations for students officially awarded Fulbright grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Indonesian institutions with whom they wish to collaborate and to include affiliation letters with their applications. NGOs are not permitted to serve as affiliations.


Fields of study:

Applications will be accepted in the fields of: Agriculture, Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering (all fields), Environmental Science, Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, and Public Health (research or theoretical focus only.)


Geographical Restrictions:

Aceh and Papua are closed to foreign researchers at this time. Work in other areas may not be feasible due to the Indonesian government's permit restrictions.  Applicants should remain flexible with regard to host institutions and research sites.


Research Permit and Visa Requirement :

Please note, projects that are deemed to be sensitive by the Ministry of Research and Technology (KEMRISTEK / KRT) may be declined. A research permit is required from the Ministry of Research and Technology (KEMRISTEK / KRT) to conduct research in Indonesia. The Fulbright Commission will assist grantees in securing the necessary permits and visas. Detailed procedures for obtaining a research permit will be communicated to grantees after selection.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select "Indonesia-FIRST" in the Special Opportunity field of the application.


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


Important Information To Consider Before Applying:

Before applying, AMINEF recommends that all applicants read the link entitled "Information to Consider Before Accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia": http://www.aminef.or.id/fulbright/index.php/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=54.


35 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months

The grant will begin with an up to three-week orientation in Indonesia and basic instruction in teaching methodologies is part of the in-country orientation. The start date of the grant may vary due to the fasting month of Ramadan, but ETAs generally depart for Indonesia in early August.


Candidate Profile :

Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required . Degrees in English or related fields are given preference. Applicants must be mature, articulate, resourceful, flexible, and committed to working in an instructional setting with high school students. Candidates must be native English-speakers with an interest in teaching. 


Placement Type:

English Teaching Assistants will typically teach conversational English to high school students at selected public schools, private schools, and Islamic boarding schools throughout Indonesia, many of which are outside major cities.  Approximately 20 hours per week teaching alongside English teachers in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s

Master’s


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Study of Bahasa Indonesia prior to arrival is recommended in order to ease transition to school and community life. Candidates should include plans for Bahasa language study in the Statement of Grant Purpose.  ETAs will be provided very basic language instruction in Bahasa Indonesia as part of the in-country orientation. 


Housing:

Accommodations are provided by the schools and coordinated with the Fulbright Commission (AMINEF). Some ETA sites are in rural areas which tend to be more conservative, so ETAs need to be prepared to adapt to local customs, conditions and norms. Housing situations from site to site vary greatly, and this requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptation on the part of the ETAs.


Restriction:

The primary activity of this program is not teaching English as a foreign language, but is assisting English teachers, who are teaching in Indonesian schools. Because of visa and permit restrictions, it is not possible for ETAs in Indonesia to undertake an independent research project. Work with non-governmental organizations is not possible due to permit restrictions. However, ETAs are encouraged to seek opportunities for cultural enrichment, including community service, to enhance their overall Fulbright experience.


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.


Dependents:

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents or spouses.


Important Information To Consider Before Applying:

Before applying, AMINEF recommends that all applicants read the link entitled "Information to Consider Before Accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia": http://www.aminef.or.id/fulbright/index.php/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=54.


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.