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Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. Scholars are eligible to apply if they will complete the requirements for their doctoral (or equivalent) degree by February 1, 2018, unless otherwise specified in the award description. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Fulbright Global Scholar Award 

The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years.

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Kluge Fellowships

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.

The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.

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Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

Institute of International Education

Institute of International Education has numerous programs and scholarships designed to help students and professionals focusing on the Asia-Pacific region to develop as leaders in their chosen field.  They have a regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Application Deadline: Various

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The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo,  Indonesia’s senior economist and advisor to USINDO. One Fellowship is available for United States citizens/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. The other is for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship. (The Sumitro Fellows program is currently in a pause pending clarification of resources for the program’s continuation.  We should know more by mid-2017).

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Application Deadline: TBD



For more than 22 years now, USINDO with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation has held the USINDO Summer Studies Program. This is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process.

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Application Deadline: Ferbuary 8, 2019

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for advanced professionals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. 

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Application Deadline:  Applications for the 2018 competition are available as of July 2018

AIFIS is a consortium of American universities and colleges interested in furthering the development of Indonesian studies in the United States by fostering exchange between Indonesian and U.S. scholars. AIFIS provides Fellowships for both American and Indonesian scholarships.  Grant cycles change periodically and resources become available, so please check in to learn about more opportunities as they are made available.  The Fellowships can be very competitive.  Please contact AIFIS directly if you have any questions about the application process at

Application Deadline: The next round of fellowship applications will begin in April 2018.

Fulbright-Hays Fellowships - Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI)

For U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents, fellowship funding is available for this program from the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad, which covers full tuition, homestays, books and other classroom materials, plus round-trip international airfare from the U.S. to Indonesia, and related ground transportation.  Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for this funding. The United States Department of Education stipulates that no person may be a funded fellow in any Fulbright-Hays group study program (or seminar abroad program) more than once in any given three-year period.  No one may ever be funded for more than two such programs.

Application Deadline: Deadline has passed for this year

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI)  - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. FPIRI grants provide funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months. The fellowships are held at the U.S. grantee institutions or—in the case of overseas research centers and organizations—abroad.

Application Deadline: August 8, 2018 for Projects Beginning January 2020