he Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s premier academic exchange program and is active in 160 countries world-wide, managed in 49 of them by Fulbright Commissions. In Indonesia the program started 70 years ago in 1952 and has helped more than 3,000 Indonesians and 1,500 Americans to study, teach, or do research in the others’ countries.
The U.S. and Indonesian governments established the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) in 1992. This non-profit bi-national foundation functions to specifically administer the core Fulbright and other U.S. government-funded scholarship programs in Indonesia.
Besides the aforementioned core Fulbright Programs, AMINEF administers programs like the Fulbright–DIKTI (Directorate of Higher Education) program, which is funded by Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture, and provides grants exclusively to permanent university teachers.
AMINEF also administers the Fulbright-Indonesia Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) program that offers grants for Indonesian and American researchers, teachers and scholars working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The Higher Education Partnership (HEP) significantly improved the number of Fulbright grants awarded for both Indonesians and Americans who want to study, teach or conduct research in the two countries.
For more information on the programs, please refer to the following links:
Fulbright Programs for American Nationals: American Fulbright Program
Fulbright Programs for Indonesian Nationals: Indonesian Fulbright Program