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.

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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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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.