Promoting cross-cultural understanding and exchange through research, creativity, and collaboration


The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) was created to foster scholarly and artistic collaborations between Indonesian and American scholars, researchers, educators, and artists.  AIFIS promotes educational and research initiatives by American scholars pursuing work in Indonesia, and helps to facilitate research visits by Indonesian scholars and artists in the United States.




Find out about the AIFIS mission, resources, and opportunities for both Americans and Indonesians, including grants, workshops and residencies.

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library and web resources

AIFIS invites scholars to connect with different resources, by maintaining a library in Jakarta, as well as links to important web resources around the world.

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Fellowship applications are online, or contact an AIFIS representative to learn more about the organization and how to get involved.

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Lectures and Workshops

To develop new academic and collaborative opportunities, AIFIS supports different lectures and workshops at universities and institutions across Indonesia.

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Affiliated organizations

AIFIS relies on a number of different organizations to provide support, collaboration, and sponsorship, including the institutions below.  Click the icons for more information.