AIFIS/CAORC GRANTS FOR AMERICAN SCHOLARS

****Deadline is May 31 for the AIFIS CAORC fellowship program***

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are US citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. We are offering a grant of US$6,000 for each scholar to conduct research projects in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; food security, literature, arts and humanities as well as Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations. These grants can be applied toward travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2019. 

Final announcement will be made by or on June 28, 2019.

Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).Please read attached for more information on application and eligibility. Applications will be submitted online on the CAORC website. For questions regarding these applications, please contact Rebakah Minarchek at rebakah.minarchek@aifis.org or aifis_fellowships@aifis.org

AIFIS Fellow Gillian Irwin during her field research in Java.

AIFIS Fellow Gillian Irwin during her field research in Java.


We appreciate your interest in applying for AIFIS Fellowships. For the AIFIS-LUCE Fellowship, final results will be announced in November 2018 and selected applicants will be contacted directly by AIFIS. Please direct ALL inquiries to fellowships@aifis.org OR feel free to reach out to AIFIS team as follows: Executive Director, Netta Anggia, at netta.anggia@aifis.org or Rebakah Minarchek at rebakah.minarchek@aifis.org or Brian Arnold at brian.arnold@aifis.org. Netta Anggia can also be reached at 816-527-3009. Please see below for information on applying for the fellowships, or email the AIFIS office at aifis_fellowships@aifis.org.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Luce Foundation Fellowships are now closed. In order to help future applications, the announcements and materials for previous applications are listed below.

AIFIS/Henry Luce Foundation Grants for american scholars

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from American and Indonesian scholars who wish to conduct research across the field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian studies.

Research grants of $6,000 (for each awardee) are available for American scholars. Funds may be applied towards travel, accommodation and support, or research activities in Indonesia.

These small grants are designed to foster new collaboration between Indonesian and American scholars and to raise existing collaborations to a new level by stimulating small cooperative projects in all fields of Indonesian studies, including the sciences, planning, agriculture, history, the arts, etc. Funding is provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. For further information and to request the application form, as well as submit an application, please read the “Application Instructions” (below) or contact the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 at aifis_fellowships@aifis.org

Application Instructions

AIFS/Henry Luce Foundation Grants for Indonesian Scholars

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from American and Indonesian scholars who wish to conduct research across the field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian studies.

For Indonesian scholars, research grants of $7,000 (for each awardee) are available. Funds are available exclusively to support travel to the United States for the purpose of collaborating with a researcher (graduate student, faculty, or other affiliate) at a U.S. institution of higher learning. They are designed to cover travel, accommodation, and support for the Indonesian researcher while in the United States. Collaboration with an American partner is essential for these grants.

These small grants are designed to foster new collaboration between Indonesian and American scholars and to raise existing collaborations to a new level by stimulating small cooperative projects in all fields of Indonesian studies, including the sciences, planning, agriculture, history, the arts, etc. Funding is provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. For further information and to request the application form, as well as submit an application, please read the “Application Instructions” (below) or contact the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 at aifis_fellowships@aifis.org

Application Instructions