Funding Opportunity for U.S. Citizens

Student Exchange (U.S. Citizens) | Student Exchange (Indonesian Citizens)

STUDENT EXCHANGE (U.S. CITIZENS)

Undergraduate Students:

BUSINESS IN INDONESIA: SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Contact: Email outbound@americancouncils.org
Requirements: Open to undergraduate students with an interest in tourism and hospitality management. Must be 18 to apply.
Description: Business in Indonesia: Sustainable Tourism is a 3-week, summer study abroad porgam in Jakarta, Indonesia. Designed for undergraduate students studying tourism and hospitality management, the program employs local excursions and site visits to demonstrate sustainable tourism business principles.

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CRITICAL LANGUAGE GRANTS
Contact: (202) 633-5005 or cls@caorc.org
Requirements:
-All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
-Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
-Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
-Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
-Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the 2011 CLS ProgramPlease see 2011 CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes.
Description: A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2011.

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EAST-WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
Contact: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org
Requirements: Must also be accepted by separate application as a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Description: This fellowship provides funding toward a Master’s degrees (up to 24-month fellowship) or Doctoral degrees (up to 48-month fellowship) while participating in programs at the East-West Center and pursuing degree study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

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FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org
Requirements: Graduating undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
Description: 9-month long program (including an in-country orientation) that sends native English speakers to various high schools around Indonesia to work as English teaching assistants in classrooms.

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INDONESIAN OVERSEAS PROGRAM (IOP)
Contact: Email outbound@americancouncils.org
Requirements: IOP is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Indonesian language—no prior knowledge necessary. Must be 18 to apply.
Description: IOP provides participants the unique opportunity to study Indonesian language and culture in an immersion setting for a semester or academic year. Students at all proficiency levels are encouraged to apply. It is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia.

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USINDO SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY
Contact: Email summerstudies@usindo.org
Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and undergraduate college seniors, enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program, or recent graduates of any tertiary educational institution (within 6 months).
Description: The language study program is an integral way of introducing and interesting Americans in Indonesia. It is conducted at the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) under the direction of the Indonesian Language and Cultural Learning Service (INCULS). The program also features cultural programs that introduce the students to integral aspects of Indonesian and Javanese (Indonesia’s largest ethnic group) life: gamelan music, cooking, traditional dance, traditional martial arts, and batik cloth making.

 

Graduate Students:

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
Contact: Tel: 202-502-7700; Fax: 202-502-7860; www.ed.gov/ope/iegps
Requirements: U.S. citizen, graduate student who is in a program that combines modern foreign language training with area or international studies, shows potential for high academic achievement based on grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures determined by the institution. Eligible students can apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.
Description: This program provides fellowship allocations to institutions of higher education to assist graduate students in foreign language and area or international studies. Fellowships may be awarded for either the academic year or summer.

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ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (APLP)
Contact: (808) 944-7744 or aplp@eastwestcenter.org
Requirements: Participants must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute of higher learning and must apply to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in conjunction with this program, and are expected to cover transportation costs.
Description: A 9-month long program that includes 5 months of intensive study at University of Hawaii at Manoa and 4 months of an additional project (in Hawaii or elsewhere).

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CRITICAL LANGUAGE GRANTS
Contact: (202) 633-5005 or cls@caorc.org
Requirements:
-All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
-Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
-Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
-Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
-Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the 2011 CLS ProgramPlease see 2011 CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes.
Description: A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2011.

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DAVID L. BOREN FELLOWSHIP FOR LANGUAGE STUDIES
Contact: 1-800-618-NSEP or boren@iie.org
Requirements: Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States.
Description: 12 weeks to 24 months (including a maximum of 12 months overseas) studying a critical language in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.

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EAST-WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
Contact: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org
Requirements: Must also be accepted by separate application as a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Description: This fellowship provides funding toward a Master’s degrees (up to 24-month fellowship) or Doctoral degrees (up to 48-month fellowship) while participating in programs at the East-West Center and pursuing degree study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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EMERGING MARKET DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS PROGRAM (EMDAP)
Contact: (202) 326-7823 or emdap@iie.org
Requirements: Must be a second-year or recently graduated student (within 5 years of application) from an MBA, MA, and/or MPA International Development-related program
Description: 10-12 month assignment provides assistance to businesses and organizations in USAID-assisted countries such as Indonesia

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE FELLOW PROGRAM
Contact: (202) 687-2608 or elf@georgetown.edu
Requirements: Must hold a graduate degree with a focus on TEFL/TESL
Description: Fellows receive a stipend for a 10-month long program working as an English language professional. Fellows in Indonesia generally serve as university lecturers.

*This program is funded by the US Department of State and administered by Georgetown University

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FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org
Requirements: Graduating undergraduate seniors or graduate students
Description: 9-month long program (including an in-country orientation) that sends native English speakers to various high schools around Indonesia to work as English teaching assistants in classrooms

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FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD (DDRA) PROGRAM
Contact: (202) 502-7689 or Amy Wilson at amy.wilson@ed.gov
Requirements: Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled.
Description: This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

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FULBRIGHT: STUDY RESEARCH IN ACADEMIC & CREATIVE/PERFORMING ARTS FIELDS
Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org
Requirements: Students who will hold a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the grant, master’s or doctoral candidates who do yet hold a degree, young professionals with fewer than 5 years experience, artists and musicians without a bachelor’s degree but at least four years of professional experience.
Description: Grants to conduct individually designed study/research, in general for one academic year.

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INDONESIAN OVERSEAS PROGRAM (IOP)
Contact: Email outbound@americancouncils.org
Requirements: IOP is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Indonesian language—no prior knowledge necessary. Must be 18 to apply.
Description: IOP provides participants the unique opportunity to study Indonesian language and culture in an immersion setting for a semester or academic year. Students at all proficiency levels are encouraged to apply. It is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia.

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USINDO SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY
Contact: Email summerstudies@usindo.org
Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and undergraduate college seniors, enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program, or recent graduates of any tertiary educational institution (within 6 months).
Description: The language study program is an integral way of introducing and interesting Americans in Indonesia. It is conducted at the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) under the direction of the Indonesian Language and Cultural Learning Service (INCULS). The program also features cultural programs that introduce the students to integral aspects of Indonesian and Javanese (Indonesia’s largest ethnic group) life: gamelan music, cooking, traditional dance, traditional martial arts, and batik cloth making.

 

 

PhD, Research, and Faculty:

AMERICAN INSTITUTE  FOR INDONESIAN STUDIES (AIFIS) HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION GRANTS
Contact: aifisfellowships@gmail.com
Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree (post-doc) or be pursuing a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree (pre-doc). Doctoral candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation.
Description: This grant is for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are U.S. citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. Grants are given for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations.

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FULBRIGHT: NEW CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Contact: (202) 686-6235 or Jonathan Looper at jlooper@iie.org
Requirements: Leading scholars and professionals in any discipline relevant to one of the three key themes (please see website for more information). Must hold a Phd or equivalent professional terminal degree
Description: Thirty top academics and professionals from the U.S. and abroad collaborate for a year on a topic of global significance

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FULBRIGHT SPECIALISTS PROGRAM
Contact: (202) 686-7871 or fulspec@iie.org
Requirements: Must hold a PhD or equivalent professional terminal degree, plus at least five years of experience in the field in which you are applying
Description: Short-term (2 to 6 weeks) academic opportunities for US faculty and professionals to visit and collaborate with Indonesian institutions

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FULBRIGHT-HAYS FACULTY RESEARCH ABROAD FELLOWSHIP
Contact: (202) 502-7589 or Cynthia Dudzinski at cynthia.dudzinski@ed.gov
Requirements: Faculty members with at least two years of teaching in their specialization. Faculty members must apply through their institutions
Description: “This program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad [for 3 to 12 months] in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries”

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FULBRIGHT: CORE SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Contact: (202) 686-7873 or Michael S. Zdanovich at mzdanovich@iie.org
Requirements: Junior faculty, faculty, senior scholars, and retired faculty are welcome to apply
Description: Funds 5 to 10 months of teaching, researching, or a combination of the two

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USINDO SUMITRO FELLOWS PROGRAM
Contact: sumitro@usindo.org
Requirements: United States citizens or permanent residents in the United States with a specific project on Indonesia’s political economy. Please note that though not compulsory, prior study of Bahasa Indonesia is helpful in conducting field research.
Description: 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.

 

Other:

AMERICA’S UNOFFICIAL AMBASSADORS: INDONESIA SUMMER SERVICE INTERN PROGRAM
Contact: Email info@creativelearning.org or call (202) 966-9501.
Requirements: Applicant should be anyone over the age of 18, who is in good health, and who wants to commit to being one of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors and all that it entails.
Description: 6-week long language study and service internship program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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BLAKEMORE FREEMAN FELLOWSHIPS
Contact: blakemorefoundation@gmail.com or blakemore@perkinscoie.com
Requirements: Be pursuing an academic, professional or business career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language. Have a college undergraduate degree. Be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines (Minimum requirement is 3 years of study of the language at college level or equivalent fluency).
Description: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.

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BLAKEMORE REFRESHER GRANTS
Contact: blakemorefoundation@gmail.com or blakemore@perkinscoie.com
Requirements: Applicants for Refresher Grants must meet all the eligibility requirements for Blakemore Freeman Fellowships, and be a member of one of the following groups: Former Blakemore Freeman Fellows; Professors who are teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States; Professionals working in an Asian field.
Description: Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.

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DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Contact: http://darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id/v2/
Requirements: Must be under 35 years old. Must be in good health as proved by Medical Certificate. Must be able to communicate in English. Must have a basic knowledge of the field for which they’re applying
Description: The Darmasiswa Scholarship is designed to promote and increase global interest in the language and culture of Indonesia as well as to strengthen the cultural links and understanding between Indonesia and participating countries. Applicants may choose between a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year period of study.

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KENNEDY-LUGAR YES ABROAD PROGRAM
Contact: Email yesabroad@afs.org or call (800) 237-4636 x2151.
Requirements: U.S. citizen. High school student at the time of application. Aged 15 – 18 at the start of the program (born between 9/15/1994 and 6/15/1998).
Description: This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is offering American high school students and recent graduates in the U.S. full scholarships for up to one academic year in countries with significant Muslim populations.

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USINDO TRAVEL GRANT
Contact: usindo@usindo.org
Requirements: All U.S. and Indonesian citizens are welcome to apply. Student applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.
Description: USINDO Travel Grants are open to any person seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.

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VIA (VOLUNTEERS IN ASIA)
Contact: (415) 904-8033 or info@viaprograms.org
Requirements: VIA is open to native English speakers with an interest in Asia. Bachelor’s degree recommended but exceptions can be made. “VIA is dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through public service and programs promoting cross-cultural education. We are an independent and entrepreneurial non-profit organization founded at Stanford University in 1963.”
Description: “We provide U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents (between the ages of 18 and 75) volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, where volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit. On the U.S. side, we bring Asian students from top universities in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China to Stanford where they learn about American culture, public service, and healthcare, so the exchange comes full circle.”