Call for Applications

American Institute for Indonesian Studies – AIFIS Henry Luce Foundation

Grants for Research in Indonesia

 Due: November 14, 2014

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.

Grants of $5,000 each are available to American and Indonesian scholars. Funds may be applied towards travel, accommodation and support, or research activities in Indonesia for American scholars. For Indonesian scholars, 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.

In addition to completing the required application documents outlined in the application instructions, Indonesian applicants need to have a letter of support from an American college or university and will have to provide evidence of a working scholarly collaboration with an American colleague. We will also need to receive evidence of support from the applicant’s home institution. Indonesian fellows are responsible for obtaining a visa and health insurance for the United States.

These small grants are designed to foster new collaborations 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 complete information or to submit an application, please consult our website ( or contact the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email at

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