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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

Indonesia

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The Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) provides grants for a 10-month individual research project, carried out as part of doctoral or master’s degree program, or for a non-degree research project. Fulbright Student Researchers may be asked to participate in seminars or workshops focused on their research, or in their field of study, or related topics that may be of interest to their host institutions. During their grants, Fulbright Student Researchers will also meet, live with, and learn from Indonesians, sharing daily experiences. 

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The grant is for a period of 10 months with the earliest start on September 1, 2022 and the latest on May 31, 2023

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Selected candidates will join virtual Pre-Departure Orientation in Summer 2022. They will also join in-country arrival orientation at the start of their grant. 

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Candidates must be mature, articulate, resourceful, flexible and have a feasible research proposal. They are highly encouraged to be in contact with an Indonesian host institution (university, research center affilated with university or Indonesian government) prior to applying for the grant and should submit affiliation letters with their applications.

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Candidates with only a bachelor's degree must be sure to submit well-thought-out and methodologically rigorous proposals and present a strong plan for using the future research results.

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Additional Information: Proficiency in Indonesian is not a requirement for candidates, 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.

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The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) is a feature of the Fulbright US Student Program, which provides an opportunity for some selected candidates to receive three months of intensive study of Indonesian as an enhancement to their Fulbright grants. After finishing their study, CLEA recipients are expected to achieve a high level of proficiency in Indonesian that may be beneficial for their Fulbright project and advance their future careers or study.

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If awarded, selected candidates will spend 12 months of stay in Indonesia consisting of three-month study with CLEA and nine-month research with Fulbright Student Research grant. 

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Selected candidates can choose to study Indonesian in the following institutions: 

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Affiliation with an Indonesian institution (i.e. private or state university; research center affiliated with Indonesian university or government) is required. Candidates should contact the Indonesian institutions with which they wish to collaborate and must include affiliation letters in their applications. Candidates should find affiliation that match their research project and interests. AMINEF may ask selected candidates to change their affiliation if they are not related to their research.

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NGOs are not permitted by the Indonesian government to serve as affiliates. The affiliating institution should be in the same location as the research site.

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The Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) can provide general advice on potentional affiliates, which may include universities affiliated with former Fulbrighters. Candidates, however, should be responsible for securing their own affiliation letters.

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Selected candidates will be required to arrange Letter or Memorandum of Agreement (LoA/MoA) between their home institutions and Indonesian host institutions. The LoA/MoA should stipulate the research collaboration activities between them. AMINEF will provide general advice on this document. 

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Candidates should discuss in advance with their host institutions about possible fees during their grant. They are also encouraged to seek additional funding to cover expenses not covered by their Fulbright research grant.

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Selected grantees must arrange housing at their sites on their own. They can seek advice and assistance from their Indonesian collaborators, counterparts, and contacts. Their host institutions normally have international office that assist foreign students and researchers identity housing options. 

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When requested, the Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) can also connect selected grantees with Fulbright alumni to give housing advice. 

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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.

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A research permit is required from the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency of Research and Innovation (RISTEK/BRIN) to conduct research in Indonesia. Projects that are deemed sensitive by the 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. 

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Grantees who plan to enter national parks/conservation areas must obtain an additional permit from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Entering more than one national park/conservation area will require longer permit processing time and incur more expenses. Exporting material samples, such as DNA samples, may also not be feasible or allowed. Grantees must secure these additional permits on their own.

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Please be advised that certain locations may be off-limits for research due to Indonesian government policies (see \"Research Permit and Visa Requirements\"). For example, projects in Aceh, Papua, West Papua, parts of North Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi (Poso) may not be able to receive government research permission, depending on prevailing political conditions or Indonesian government policies. Candidates should expect to be flexible with regard to affiliates and research sites.

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As required by the Indonesian government, selected candidates and their Indonesian counterparts must jointly publish the result of their research in academic journals. 

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Before applying, all applicants should carefully review the information on AMINEF website.

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Additional funding will be available to selected candidates for academic-related travel (up to three trips) within Indonesia. Each trip must have an academic or collaborative focus. Each trip must be approved by the Fulbright Commission in Indonesia (AMINEF) prior to travel. Commission staff can assist with contacts at other institutions. 

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Selected candidates are also encouraged to conduct Engagement Project with their host institutions during their grant. Projects approved by the commission will receive funding. 

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Open Study/Research Award
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Since 2004, AMINEF, the Fulbright Commission in Indonesia, has placed American Fulbrighters in high school classrooms in Indonesia to provide assistance to local English teachers through the US Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program. 

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Indonesia is a great place to be an ETA. The world’s most populous Muslim democratic country, Indonesia is a diverse and multi-ethnic society. A nation of around 17,000 islands, it is home to more than 300 ethnic groups, who speak over 700 different local languages. Indonesia is a dynamic country with a rapidly growing economy and it is gaining momentum on the international stage. ETAs will enjoy the extraordinary natural beauty of the country in addition to experiencing first-hand its stunning cultural riches. ETAs are mostly placed in rural areas and can get a sense too of the needs and aspirations of citizens of a developing country. For many Indonesian students and teachers where ETAs are placed, their previous interactions with Americans are minimal, and they know the US mainly from Hollywood movies and the local media. Thus, meeting and interacting daily with an American gives them an opportunity to get to know Americans first-hand. ETAs play an essential role as cultural ambassadors for the US in Indonesia, therefore.

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Indonesians are well known as open, friendly, and hospitable, and ETAs in Indonesia inevitably talk of their experiences as ETAs there as transformative and life-changing.

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There are many things to adapt to, and a posting as an ETA in Indonesia requires tolerance, patience, and maturity. But for the right person, it is an excellent choice.

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The 9-month grant period is normally from July to April, but since there will be mandatory in-country orientation before the grant start for 2-3 weeks, ETA will be anticipated to be arrived in Indonesia one month earlier before the grant start which is on June 2022.  

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AMINEF, the Fulbright Commision in Indonesia, will hold virtual pre-departure orientation sessions. All selected ETAs must attend all sessions. There will be 4 to 5 sessions that will be held in 4 to 5 days. One session in a day will last for a maximum of 2 hours.

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While for mandatory in-country orientations, the duration will be around 2 to 3 weeks. This in-country orientation goals are to enhance the English teaching skill especially in Indonesian classroom, intercultural skill between Indonesian and American, and language skill - Bahasa Indonesia. Detail of in-country orientation will be informed later during arrival in host country.    

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Candidates must be mature, open-minded, articulate, resourceful, initiative, motivated, flexible, collaborative, have relevant teaching experience and be committed to working in an instructional setting with Indonesian high school students. Candidates with degrees in Education, English, and TESOL/TEFL are given preference, but candidates from all majors are welcome to apply.

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Candidates must be fluent English-speakers. ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and respect towards people in their host schools, community, local norms and values, and Fulbright Commission. As cultural ambassadors, ETAs are also encouraged to share aspects of American culture with their schools.

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Candidates must be able to adapt and thrive within a variety of intensive cultural environments including the challenges of living in a less comfortable setting. Candidates must be willing and able to physically and mentally adjust to work in the Indonesian cultural context and the Indonesian educational system that are very different from American culture and education system, and often time do not fit the ideal standard of most Americans. Candidates must be willing to take on a rural placement, as that constitutes the great majority of placements. 

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Candidates should have the desire to and interest in learning Indonesian history, culture, language, local values and norms. 

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ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

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ETAs are also required to initiate and execute a minimum of two Community Engagement Projects in the communities where they live, for which small amounts of funding will also be available. However, due to visa restrictions, ETAs are not allowed to carry out any research project, journalistic investigations, NGO-related activities, political activities, missionary activities, medical care activities, commercial activities, fundraising and employment.   

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Additional Information: Some study of Indonesian prior to arrival is recommended in order to ease transition to school and community life. ETAs will be provided very basic language instruction in Indonesian as part of the in-country orientation and one-on-one tutors at site, if requested. ETAs should have the desire to learn about Indonesia and Indonesian language. The following websites may be useful:

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1. www.learningindonesian.com/free/lesson

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2. https://www.rosettastone.com/learn-indonesian/

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3. https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-indonesian/

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4. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Indonesian/Lessons/Introduction

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5. https://www.duolingo.com/ 

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ETAs are not eligible for the Critical Language Enhancement Award.

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ETAs are not eligible for Critical Language Enhancement Award. 

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Housing arrangements are made by the schools where ETAs will be placed, subject to approval by AMINEF. Most ETA sites are in remote, rural areas which tend to be more conservative and communal. ETAs must be prepared to adapt to local customs, conditions and norms. This includes dealing with less privacy than what they are used to and different standard of facilities (ie cold water showers, pests, open-air homes, etc). Housing situations vary greatly from site to site. Many placements lack conveniences such as air conditioning, hot water, gyms, Western groceries and internet connectivity. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability on the part of the ETAs.

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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, mostly in remote areas

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Approximately 20-25 hours per week of classroom teaching alongside local English teachers, from Monday through Friday, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. ETAs also spend up to 10 hours per week leading extracurricular activities at their host schools.

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ETAs are also required to initiate and execute Community Engagement Projects in the communities where they live, for which small amounts of funding will also be available.

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Each school may have additional expectations for their ETA.

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Upon receipt of the Fulbright award, all English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will be expected to complete a 120-hour online TESOL/TEFL course designated by AMINEF. Those already holding TESOL/TEFL certificates or having Master degrees in TESOL/TEFL are not required to complete the course.

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In compliance with the Indonesian government regulations regarding health and assignment in the school system, candidates must include any medical disclosures for the applicable medical conditions listed below in the medical examination forms provided by IIE and AMINEF after being selected as Fulbright finalists. Strict adherence to these regulations is mandatory, and your grant is contingent on the ability to secure a placement in Indonesia. Any attempts to omit or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant. 

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Indonesian government requires medical proof of the following:

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  • Negative HIV/AIDS test result
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  • Negative drug test result
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In addition, selectees must also disclose the following conditions:

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  • Severe food allergies including, but not limited to: nuts, shellfish, beans, gluten
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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 and volunteer with non-governmental organizations. ETAs are also not allowed to publish journalism or research works during the grant. However, ETAs are encouraged to seek opportunities for cultural enrichment, including community service, to enhance their overall Fulbright experience as cultural ambassadors.

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Note on authorized leave time: Travel outside of most site placement during the ETA grant in Indonesia is limited. An accepted grantee's first responsibility is to the Indonesian host schools. There will be a period in semester break when the ETAs will have leave time. The use of leave time outside semester break may not be possible. Candidates should not apply for or accept this award unless they are able to commit to this academic schedule.

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Using leave time prior to completion of the local permit process and during the last month of the grant is not allowed, due to Indonesian immigration regulations.

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ETAs will typically be placed at high schools that are mostly located in remote areas that are about one to four hours away from the local airport.

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English Teaching Assistant Award