USINDO offers various grants and fellowships to American and Indonesian students, academics, professionals interested in U.S.-Indonesian relations.
Since 1996, USINDO’s annual ten-week program of intensive language and cultural immersion in Indonesia has benefited close to 300 U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
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.
USINDO awards grants of up to $2, 000 to fund travel to Indonesia or to the United States. These grants are awarded to promote academic and professional exchanges between the two countries.
For over 5 years, the program has funded the graduate education and manages the placement of select officials from the Indonesian government at leading U.S. universities.
USINDO, in cooperation with The U.S House of Foreign Affairs Committee and the DPR Foreign Affairs Committee and the Indonesian Parliament, sends Indonesian parliamentary staffs to Washington, D.C. to learn about legislative process, their substantive areas of jurisdiction and how they are handled in the U.S., and participate in internship programs.
The YSEALI is President Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young Southeast Asian leaders.