Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Indonesia


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10 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

10 months (without Critical Language Enhancement Award); 9 months (with CLEA)


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia is not a requirement in the candidate selection process, but it is preferred.  Applicants without language proficiency should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications, and selected candidates should begin studying the language as soon as possible, since language proficiency will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.


Critical Language Enhancement Award:

Candidates should plan to begin their language study in September and attend one of the institutions named below for a maximum of three months. Critical Language Enhancement Award 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 some of the institutions listed below.

Approved Programs:

  • PIBBI Program at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)-Salatiga, Central Java (http://ltc.uksw.edu/pibbi/) 
  • Wisma Bahasa, Yogyakarta (http://www.wisma-bahasa.com/) 
  • Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta (http://inculs.fib.ugm.ac.id/main/)
  • Alam Bahasa, Yogyakarta (http://alambahasa.com/)
  • Bandung Talent Source, Bandung, West Java (http://www.bandungtalentsource.com/services/language/bahasa-indonesia)


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Affiliation with an Indonesian university is required. Applicants should contact the Indonesian institutions with which they wish to collaborate and include affiliation letters with their applications. NGOs are not permitted by the Indonesian government to serve as affiliates. The Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) will provide assistance in establishing affiliations for candidates officially awarded Fulbright grants. The affiliating institution may be in a different location than the research site. 


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.


Special Application Instructions:

Semi-Finalist candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) may be contacted for interviews via Skype or phone.


Geographical Restrictions:

Due to Indonesian government restrictions, permission for research in Aceh, Papua, parts of North Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi may not be granted. Work in other areas may also not be feasible due to the permit restrictions. Candidates must remain flexible with regard to affiliates and research sites.


Research Permit and Visa Requirements:

A research permit is required from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education to conduct research in Indonesia. Projects that are deemed sensitive by that ministry may be declined. 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. 


Important Information To Consider Before Applying:

Before applying, all applicants should carefully review the information at the following website: http://goo.gl/GPjuYm


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


10 Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Awards

Grant Period:

10 months (without Critical Language Enhancement Award); 9 months (with CLEA)


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

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


Additional Information: Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia is not a requirement in the candidate selection process, but it is preferred.  Applicants without language proficiency should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications, and selected candidates should begin studying the language as soon as possible, since language proficiency will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.


Critical Language Enhancement Award:

Candidates should plan to begin their language study in September and attend one of the institutions named below for a maximum of three months. Critical Language Enhancement Award 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 some of the institutions listed below.

Approved Programs:

PIBBI Program at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)-Salatiga, Central Java (http://ltc.uksw.edu/pibbi/) 
Wisma Bahasa, Yogyakarta (http://www.wisma-bahasa.com/) 
Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta (http://inculs.fib.ugm.ac.id/main/)
Alam Bahasa, Yogyakarta (http://alambahasa.com/)
Bandung Talent Source, Bandung, West Java (http://www.bandungtalentsource.com/services/language/bahasa-indonesia)


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Affiliation with an Indonesian university is required. Applicants should contact the Indonesian institutions with which they wish to collaborate and include affiliation letters with their applications. NGOs are not permitted by the Indonesian government to serve as affiliates. The Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) will provide assistance in establishing affiliations for candidates officially awarded Fulbright grants. The affiliating institution may be in a different location than the research site.


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select "FIRST" in the Award Name field of the application.

Semi-Finalist candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) may be contacted for interviews via Skype or phone.


Fields of Study:

Applications will be accepted in the fields of: Agriculture, Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Oceanography, Physical Sciences, Physics, Public Health, and Urban Development & Planning.


Geographical Restrictions:

Due to Indonesian government restrictions, permission for research in Aceh, Papua, parts of North Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi may not be granted. Work in other areas may also not be feasible due to the permit restrictions. Candidates must remain flexible with regard to affiliates and research sites.


Research Permit and Visa Requirement :

A research permit is required from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education to conduct research in Indonesia. Projects that are deemed sensitive by that ministry may be declined. 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.


Important Information To Consider Before Applying:

Before applying, all applicants should carefully review the following information: http://goo.gl/GPjuYm.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


35 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

9 months

English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) generally depart for Indonesia in mid-August.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2017 as a condition of their grants.

The grant period will also include a two-week orientation in Indonesia that includes basic instruction in teaching methodologies. 


Candidate Profile:

Candidates must be mature, articulate, resourceful, flexible, have relevant teaching experience and be committed to working in an instructional setting with Indonesian high school students. Applicants with degrees in Education, English, and TESOL are given preference, but candidates from all majors are welcome to apply. Candidates must be native English-speakers. As cultural ambassadors, ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and share aspects of American culture with their schools.

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: Some study of Bahasa Indonesia prior to arrival is recommended in order to ease transition to school and community life. The following websites may be useful:

1. http://ipll.manoa.hawaii.edu/tiw/tiw/

2. www.learningindonesian.com/free/lesson

3. http://livemocha.com

4. http://www.mangolanguages.com/

5. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Indonesian/Lessons/Introduction

ETAs will be provided very basic language instruction in Bahasa Indonesia as part of the in-country orientation and one-on-one tutors at site, if requested.

ETAs are not eligible for the Critical Language Enhancement Award.


Placement Type:

ETAs will typically work with Indonesian high school teachers in teaching conversational English to students at selected public and private schools, including Islamic boarding schools, throughout Indonesia, some of which are in remote areas. Approximately 30 hours per week of classroom teaching alongside local English teachers, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. ETAs are also expected to engage in activities in the communities where they living, for which small amounts of funding will also be available.

Before applying, all applicants should carefully review the information on the following website: http://goo.gl/yRmEUh

The ETA Guidebook gives background on the program based on previous ETAs' experiences: http://goo.gl/Q9AO5L


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently residing in Indonesia (or those who will be living there during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.


Housing:

Housing arrangements are made by the schools where ETAs will be placed, subject to approval by AMINEF. Some ETA sites are in rural areas which tend to be more conservative, and ETAs need to be prepared to adapt to local customs, conditions and norms.

Housing situations vary greatly from site to site. Many placements lack conveniences such as air conditioning, hot water, gyms, and Western groceries. Internet connectivity speeds will vary by location. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability on the part of the ETAs


Restriction:

The primary activity of this program is assisting in teaching English as a foreign language. Because of visa and permit restrictions, it is not possible for ETAs in Indonesia to undertake independent research. 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 as cultural ambassadors.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.