Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Indonesia

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10 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Language:

Proficiency in Indonesian is 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):

For complete details on the Critical Language Enhancement Award program for all study/research awards please click here.

Language: Bahasa Indonesia

Prior Language Study: No prior language study in Bahasa Indonesia is required.

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 in Jakarta (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


Grant period:

10 months for all study/research grants.


Affiliation:

Affiliation with an Indonesian university is required for all study/research grants. 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 research affiliates.


Research permit and visa requirement:

For all study/research awards: A research permit is required from the Ministry of Research and Technology (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. 

AMINEF recommends that applicants visit the AMINEF website, click on 'American Programs', then 'American Nationals' and read the link entitled "Information to Consider Before Accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia"  (www.aminef.or.id).


Restriction:

For all study/research awards: Aceh and Papua are closed to foreign researchers at this time. Work in other areas may not be feasible due to permit restrictions.  Applicants should remain flexible with regard to host institutions and research sites.


Ineligibility:

For all study/research awards: Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered.


Dependents:

No dependent support is available for any grant to Indonesia.



10 Fulbright Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Awards

Fields of study:

Applications will be accepted for study/research 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.)


Language:

Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia is recommended, but not required. Applicants without Indonesian language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications. See Critical Language Enhancement Awards.


Research permit and visa requirement :

A research permit is required from the Ministry of Research and Technology (MENRISTEK) 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.

AMINEF recommends that applicants visit the AMINEF website, click on 'American Programs', then 'American Nationals' and read the link entitled "Information to Consider Before Accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia". (www.aminef.or.id)


35 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Language:

No Indonesian language skills are required. However, some study of Bahasa Indonesia prior to arrival is encouraged in order to ease transition to school and community life. Students will be provided very basic language instruction in Bahasa Indonesia as part of the in-country orientation. Basic instruction in teaching methodologies is also part of the in-country orientation.


Candidate profile :

Applicants should be graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students and 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. No previous teaching experience is required, but it is very beneficial.


Grant period:

The grant is for an 8-9½-month academic year, plus a three-week orientation in Indonesia. The start date of the grant may vary due to the fasting month of Ramadan, but ETAs generally depart for Indonesia in early August.


Nature of assignment:

Approximately 20 hours per week teaching alongside English teachers in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. 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.

AMINEF recommends that applicants visit the AMINEF website, click on 'American Programs', then 'American Nationals' and read the link entitled "Information to Consider Before Accepting a Fulbright Grant to Indonesia"  (www.aminef.or.id).


Housing:

Housing arrangements will be made by the Fulbright Commission (AMINEF) and the schools where ETAs will be placed. NB: Many 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 ETAs.


Restriction:

The primary activity of this program is teaching English as a foreign language. 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 also 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.


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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.