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2018-19 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 2 March 2018 for the 2018-19 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority. One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships. A successful candidate will spend two to four months at NUS and two to four months at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows will also have opportunities to speak and take part in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units

Application deadline: Mar 2, 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