Sumitro Fellowship Program for the U.S. and Indonesian Scholars

Applications for the Sumitro Fellows Program are now being accepted. Only the U.S and Indonesian citizens are invited to apply. He or she must be postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. The winning fellows will receive travel or study grant of $10,000. The deadline is updated every year.

Fellowship Description
The Sumitro Fellows Program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Indonesia’s senior economist and co-founder of 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.

Award Value
One scholars will be chosen receive a travel/study grant of $10,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in any field of studies.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in USA or Indonesia.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • American applicants for the Sumitro Fellowship Program must be United States citizens or permanent residents in the United States with a specific project on Indonesia’s political economy.
  • Applications outside the scope of economic or political economy will not be considered. Indonesian applicants for the Sumitro Fellowship must be Indonesian citizens with a specific project on any aspect of the Indonesian-U.S. bilateral relationship.
  • Applications related to solely American topics, Indonesian topics, or to non-U.S./non-Asian themes will not be considered.
  • Language Proficiency: Please note that though not compulsory, prior study of Bahasa Indonesia is helpful in conducting field research. American applicants should indicate on the application form if and at what level the language has been studied, both formally and informally.
  • Indonesian applicants must be capable of advanced study in English. Evidence of English fluency may be demonstrated by TOEFL scores.
  • Indonesians who have graduated from a U.S. institution of higher learning, or from such institution in an English-speaking country, are exempt from this requirement.
  • Applicants/scholars who intend to publish their work in some form will be improving their applications. Previous travel to, and experience in, Indonesia or the United States is desirable but not necessary.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the U.S and Indonesian citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Please learn the detail instruction of the application procedure at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
The deadline is updated annually.

Website and Application Link