U.S. Indonesia Fellowships

The Sumitro Fellows Program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Indonesia’s senior economist and advisor to USINDO, who passed away in 2001. An architect of Indonesia’s modern economy, Professor Sumitro headed the faculty of economics at the University of Indonesia, and was later a minister of trade and minister of state for research.

Professor Sumitro was also the driving force behind a 1950’s program of the Ford Foundation which sent Indonesian economists to the U.S. for advanced degrees. Many attended the University of California at Berkeley and the group came to be known as the “Berkeley Mafia” when its members assumed key cabinet posts in subsequent decades.

The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. One Fellowship is awarded to a United States citizen/permanent resident for an outstanding research project relating to improving understanding of the political economy of Indonesia. A second Fellowship is awarded to an Indonesian citizen for an outstanding research project contributing to understanding or advancing the Indonesian-United States relationship.

The application cycle for the 2016 Sumitro Fellowship is now closed. Please visit USINDO’s website for more details.

USINDO awards grants of up to $2000 to fund travel to Indonesia or to the United States. These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries. USINDO Travel Grants are open U.S. and Indonesian citizens seeking to travel to Indonesia or the United States to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.

Further applications for the 2015 and 2016 Travel Grant program are not being accepted at this time. We will advise when applications can resume.

Website: http://www.usindo.org/usindo-grants/travel-grants

The USINDO Edward E. Masters Fellows Program, currently in its sixth year, funds the education and manages the placement of top ranked officials from Indonesian Ministries at leading schools in the United States. The current application cycle is only open to officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program will be expanding to other ministries for the 2015 intake. Masters Fellows are nominated by their Ministry and must meet the requirements of the Masters Fellows Program, with exacting standards applied by USINDO and other committee members during the selection process.