Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

EXTERNAL GRANTS & RESOURCES

External Grants & Resources for U.S. citizens

Undergraduate

AIESEC GLOBAL TALENT PROGRAM
Description: Global Talent Program provide leadership experience to the young people in a global learning environment through international internships in major upcoming sectors, like the: Educational Sector Technical Spheres Marketing and Business Sector, and for Global Entrepreneurs. These internships present an opportunity to improve your skills and enhance your knowledge in a domain of your choice, while building your personal and professional network of people from different countries and cultures. You get to choose from some 5,500 internships around the world.
Contact: http://aiesecus.org/contact 

 

DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIP FOR LANGUAGE STUDIES
Description: 1 or 2 semesters studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government
Requirements: Must be a high school graduate and working toward an undergraduate degree
Contact: 800-618-6737 or boren@iie.org

 

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
Alternative Website
Description: 10-month long program that sends native English speakers to various high schools around Indonesia to work as English teaching assistants in classrooms
Requirements: A recent graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program
Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org

 

FULBRIGHT STUDY RESEARCH IN ACADEMIC & CREATIVE/PERFORMING ARTS FIELDS
Description: Grants to conduct individually designed study/research with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education, generally for 8-12 months.
Requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant, but may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application.. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research.
Contact: FBstudent@iie.org or 1-800-272-6994

 

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Description: A grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.
Requirements: U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university
Contact: see the appropriate contact numbers at https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/contact-us/

 

VIA (VOLUNTEERS IN ASIA)
Description: VIA provide U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents (between the ages of 18 and 75) volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, where volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit. On the U.S. side, they bring Asian students from top universities in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China to Stanford where they learn about American culture, public service, and healthcare, so the exchange comes full circle.
Requirements: Requirements depend on specific programs. Please see VIA’s website for more information.
Contact: (415) 904-8033 or info@viaprograms.org

 

CRITICAL LANGUAGE GRANTS
Description: A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program in fourteen critical languages.
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate's, bachelor's) or graduate (master's, doctoral, professional degree) level.
  • Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
  • Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the program.
  • Language levels and prerequisites apply for some target languages

Contact: (202) 633-5005 or cls@caorc.org

 

FREEMAN-ASIA
Description: Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
Requirements:

  • US. citizens or permanent residents
  • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree (or associate's degree), at a two-year or a four-year institution of higher education in the United States.
  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program.
  • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.

Contact:  212-984-5346 or freeman-asia@iie.org

 

DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Description: The Darmasiswa Scholarship is designed to promote and increase global interest in the language and culture of Indonesia as well as to strengthen the cultural links and understanding between Indonesia and participating countries. Applicants may choose between a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year period of study.
Requirements: Must be over 17 years old and under 35 years old. Must have completed secondary education or its equivalent. Must be in good health as proved by Medical Certificate. Must be able to communicate in English. Must have a basic knowledge of the field for which they’re applying
Contact: darmasiswa@kemdikbud.go.id

Graduate

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
Description: The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.
Requirements: US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an institution receiving an allocation of fellowships. This must be in a program that combines modern foreign language training with area or international studies; or research and training in the international aspects of professional and other fields of study. Applicants must show potential for high academic achievement based on such indices as grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures that the institution may determine. In the case of an undergraduate student, is in the intermediate or advanced study of a less commonly taught language; or in the case of a graduate student is engaged in pre-dissertation study, preparation for dissertation research, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing.
Contact: IFLE@ed.gov, (202) 453-5690

 

ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (APLP)
Description: The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. The APLP is a nine-month program (early-August to early-May) with a four-month residency requirement. During the first four months, all participants are based at the East-West Center in Honolulu and live on campus. The second phase of the program takes place online through virtual platforms.
Requirements: Applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad, at least 5 years of work experience, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.
Contact: (808) 944-7744 or aplp@eastwestcenter.org

 

DAVID L. BOREN FELLOWSHIP FOR LANGUAGE STUDIES
Description: Boren Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas.
Requirements: Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States
Contact: 1-800-618-NSEP or boren@iie.org

 

EAST-WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
Description: The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master's and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). The fellowship covers full-time graduate tuition and fees up toward master's or doctoral studies; housing, stipend, book allowance, and health insurance subsidy.
Requirements: Open for citizens or permanent residents of the United States and citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia. Must have obtained a 4-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university, or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Generally, an applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A scale) or the equivalent.
Contact: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

 

EMERGING MARKET DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS PROGRAM (EMDAP)
Description: Through EMDAP’s 12-month fellowship, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries.
Requirements: Applicants are required to possess US citizenship and a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in relevant areas. They must also be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a graduate studies program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, JD, etc.) OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework.
Contact: emdap@iie.org

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FELLOW PROGRAM
Description: Through the English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program, highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world. The EL Fellow Program fosters mutual understanding, promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity abroad. EL Fellows share their professional expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience and learn about other cultures.
Requirements: Applicants must possess U.S. Citizenship; a graduate level degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or a field related to English language teaching; and two years of full-time classroom TESOL (ESL and/or EFL) teaching experience
Contact: (202) 687-2608 or fellow@elprograms.org

 

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
Alternative Website
Description: 10-month long program that sends native English speakers to various high schools around Indonesia to work as English teaching assistants in classrooms
Requirements: A recent graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program
Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org

 

FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD (DDRA) PROGRAM
Description: This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months
Requirements: Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled.
Contact: (202) 453-6891 or Dr. Pamela J. Maimer at ddra@ed.gov

 

FULBRIGHT: STUDY RESEARCH IN ACADEMIC & CREATIVE/PERFORMING ARTS FIELDS
Description: Grants to conduct individually designed study/research with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education, generally for 8-12 months.
Requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant, but may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application.. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research.
Contact: FBstudent@iie.org or 1-800-272-6994

 

VIA (VOLUNTEERS IN ASIA)
Description: VIA provide U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents (between the ages of 18 and 75) volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, where volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit. On the U.S. side, they bring Asian students from top universities in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China to Stanford where they learn about American culture, public service, and healthcare, so the exchange comes full circle.
Requirements: Requirements depend on specific programs. Please see VIA’s website for more information.
Contact: (415) 904-8033 or info@viaprograms.org

 

CRITICAL LANGUAGE GRANTS
Description: A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program in fourteen critical languages.
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate's, bachelor's) or graduate (master's, doctoral, professional degree) level.
  • Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the program.
  • Language levels and prerequisites apply for some target languages

Contact: (202) 633-5005 or cls@caorc.org

 

DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Description: The Darmasiswa Scholarship is designed to promote and increase global interest in the language and culture of Indonesia as well as to strengthen the cultural links and understanding between Indonesia and participating countries. Applicants may choose between a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year period of study.
Requirements: Must be over 17 years old and under 35 years old. Must have completed secondary education or its equivalent. Must be in good health as proved by Medical Certificate. Must be able to communicate in English. Must have a basic knowledge of the field for which they’re applying
Contact: darmasiswa@kemdikbud.go.id

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE  FOR INDONESIAN STUDIES (AIFIS) HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION GRANTS
Description: This grant is for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are U.S. citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. Grants are given for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations.
Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must have a Ph.D. or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation.
Contact: fellowships@aifis.org

 

BLAKEMORE FREEMAN FELLOWSHIPS
Description: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages.
Requirements: An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed the equivalent of the third year of language classes at the college level by the start of the grant, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study-abroad language programs. They must also be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
Contact: (206) 359-8778 or contactus@blakemorefoundation.org

 

BLAKEMORE REFRESHER GRANTS
Description: Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester
Requirements:

  • Be an individual in mid-career, established in academia, public service or the private sector, and a member of one of the following groups:
    • Former Blakemore Freeman Fellows
    • Professors teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States
    • Individuals working in an Asian field
  • Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • Have a college undergraduate degree.
  • Be at an advanced level in the language.
  • Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Contact: blakemorefoundation@gmail.com or blakemore@perkinscoie.com

Research, PhD, and Faculty

ASIA STUDIES FELLOWSHIP
Description:This fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy; in particular, key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges. The fellowship finances residencies for a period of three months in Washington, D.C. at the East-West Center in Washington. Residency may begin as early as March 2018 and extend through September 2018. All fellowships must conclude by September 30. Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a seminar on their topic.
Requirements: Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered; those without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country from the Asia-Pacific or the United States and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend. Successful applications will include: A completed online application for, a full CV Two letters of reference, a 5-page (double spaced) policy-relevant research proposal of five pages
Contact: washington@eastwestcenter.org

 

ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (APLP)
Description: The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. The APLP is a nine-month program (early-August to early-May) with a four-month residency requirement. During the first four months, all participants are based at the East-West Center in Honolulu and live on campus. The second phase of the program takes place online through virtual platforms.
Requirements: Applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad, at least 5 years of work experience, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.
Contact: (808) 944-7744 or aplp@eastwestcenter.org

 

EAST-WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
Description: The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master's and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). The fellowship covers full-time graduate tuition and fees up toward master's or doctoral studies; housing, stipend, book allowance, and health insurance subsidy.
Requirements: Open for citizens or permanent residents of the United States and citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia. Must have obtained a 4-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university, or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Generally, an applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A scale) or the equivalent.
Contact: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

 

FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST PROGRAM
Description: The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and other subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. Both university faculty members and highly experienced non-academics, including legal experts, business professionals, artists, scientists, and journalists, are encouraged to apply and use their unique expertise in support of host institutions abroad.
Requirements: US citizens who have significant experience in their respective field, as demonstrated by professional, academic, or artistic achievements. Specialists should demonstrate expertise in one of the following disciplines: agriculture, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, biology education, business administration, chemistry education, communications and journalism, computer Science and info
Contact: (202) 408-5420, fulbrightspecialist@worldlearning.org

 

FULBRIGHT-HAYS FACULTY RESEARCH ABROAD FELLOWSHIP
Description: This program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad for 3 to 12 months in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries.
Requirements: An applicant must be a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States who is employed by an institution of higher education; as been engaged in teaching relevant to his or her foreign language or area studies specialization for the two years immediately preceding the date of the award; who proposes research relevant to his or her modern foreign language or area studies specialization,which is not dissertation research for a doctoral degree; and who possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the research project.
Contact: (202) 453-6391 or Tanyelle Richardson at tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov

 

FULBRIGHT: CORE SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Description: The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 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. The grant gives funding for two to 12 months.
Requirements: Applicants must be US citizens. Other requirements depend on specific awards.
Contact: scholars@iie.org

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE  FOR INDONESIAN STUDIES (AIFIS) HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION GRANTS
Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must have a Ph.D. or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation.
Description: This grant is for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are U.S. citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. Grants are given for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations.
Contact: fellowships@aifis.org

 

BLAKEMORE FREEMAN FELLOWSHIPS
Description: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages.
Requirements: An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed the equivalent of the third year of language classes at the college level by the start of the grant, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study-abroad language programs. They must also be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
Contact: (206) 359-8778 or contactus@blakemorefoundation.org

 

BLAKEMORE REFRESHER GRANTS
Description: Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester
Requirements:

  • Be an individual in mid-career, established in academia, public service or the private sector, and a member of one of the following groups:
    • Former Blakemore Freeman Fellows
    • Professors teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States
    • Individuals working in an Asian field
  • Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • Have a college undergraduate degree.
  • Be at an advanced level in the language.
  • Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Contact: blakemorefoundation@gmail.com or blakemore@perkinscoie.com

 

DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Description: The Darmasiswa Scholarship is designed to promote and increase global interest in the language and culture of Indonesia as well as to strengthen the cultural links and understanding between Indonesia and participating countries. Applicants may choose between a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year period of study.
Requirements: Must be over 17 years old and under 35 years old. Must have completed secondary education or its equivalent. Must be in good health as proved by Medical Certificate. Must be able to communicate in English. Must have a basic knowledge of the field for which they’re applying
Contact: darmasiswa@kemdikbud.go.id

Summer Study/Semester Abroad

AMERICA’S UNOFFICIAL AMBASSADORS: INDONESIA SUMMER SERVICE INTERN PROGRAM
Description: Internship placements include schools and community-based organizations serving vital human development needs. Unofficial ambassadors serve full-time for six weeks, working at the grassroots level in fields ranging from education and women’s empowerment to youth leadership and environmental conservation.
Requirements: Applicant should be anyone over the age of 18, who is in good health, and who wants to commit to being one of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors and all that it entails.
Contact: (202) 966-9501 or info@creativelearning.org

 

COTI (The Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian)
Description: Eight-weeks of summer instruction in advanced-level Indonesian in Salatiga, Indonesia. This immersion program focuses on advanced-level Indonesian language acquisition. The program consists of a structured academic program of four hours of language instruction four mornings per week and two-three hours of arts and cultural activities one afternoon per week plus a weekly field trip.
Requirements: All applicants should have at least an intermediate level of proficiency in Indonesian, equivalent to the proficiency expected at the end of a fourth-semester or sixth-quarter course
Contact:cotiprogram@gmail.com

 

FREEMAN INDONESIA NONPROFIT INTERNSHIP
Description: FINIP provides an opportunity for American and Indonesian students pursuing U.S. undergraduate degrees to intern together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.
Requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Indonesian citizen who is currently enrolled as a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing their first bachelor's degree at a U.S. college or university and who is in good academic standing in their undergraduate university or college program.
Contact: finip@iie.org

 

INDONESIAN OVERSEAS PROGRAM (IOP)
Description: The American Councils Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP) is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia. It offers students the opportunity to gain new cultural knowledge and language competency while experiencing the vibrant everyday life and rich traditions of Indonesia. The program was established to serve participants from a variety of language levels and backgrounds, including advanced students and those learning the language for the first time.
Requirements: Undergraduates, graduate students and working professionals are eligible to apply. No prior Indonesian language training is required. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the application deadline.
Contact: outbound@americancouncils.org

 

SEASSI (SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE)
Description: Summer intensive language course in Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese, and six other languages, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Requirements: Open to students and non-students
Contact: (608) 263-1755 or seassi@seasia.wisc.edu.

 

VIA (VOLUNTEERS IN ASIA)
Description: VIA provide U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents (between the ages of 18 and 75) volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, where volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit. On the U.S. side, they bring Asian students from top universities in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China to Stanford where they learn about American culture, public service, and healthcare, so the exchange comes full circle.
Requirements: Requirements depend on specific programs. Please see VIA’s website for more information.
Contact: (415) 904-8033 or info@viaprograms.org

Professional

ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (APLP)
Description: The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. The APLP is a nine-month program (early-August to early-May) with a four-month residency requirement. During the first four months, all participants are based at the East-West Center in Honolulu and live on campus. The second phase of the program takes place online through virtual platforms.
Requirements: Applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad, at least 5 years of work experience, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.
Contact: (808) 944-7744 or aplp@eastwestcenter.org

 

CHANGING FACES WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Description: This 12-day immersive, leadership and professional development seminar is designed for innovative women entrepreneurs from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to enhance their leadership skills and entrepreneurial capacity; experientially explore innovative entrepreneurship, leadership, and community examples; build a sense of self-efficacy; and expand national and regional networks.
Requirements: The Changing Faces Seminar targets female business owners and social entrepreneurs from the U.S. and the Asia Pacific region who have demonstrated leadership and ability to affect change and influence others in their communities. Innovative entrepreneurs, business managers, government and industry policymakers, and civil society leaders with at least seven years of work experience and who play a leadership role in their community are eligible to apply. Applicants must have the ability to communicate in English in a professional setting.
Contact: Liz A. Dorn (at 1-808-944-7368 or dorne@eastwestcenter.org) or Ann Hartman (at 1-808-944-7619 or hartmana@eastwestcenter.org)

 

COTI (The Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian)
Description: Eight-weeks of summer instruction in advanced-level Indonesian in Salatiga, Indonesia. This immersion program focuses on advanced-level Indonesian language acquisition. The program consists of a structured academic program of four hours of language instruction four mornings per week and two-three hours of arts and cultural activities one afternoon per week plus a weekly field trip.
Requirements:   All applicants should have at least an intermediate level of proficiency in Indonesian, equivalent to the proficiency expected at the end of a fourth-semester or sixth-quarter course
Contact:cotiprogram@gmail.com

 

EMERGING MARKET DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS PROGRAM (EMDAP)
Description: Through EMDAP’s 12-month fellowship, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries.
Requirements: Applicants are required to possess US citizenship and a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in relevant areas. They must also be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a graduate studies program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, JD, etc.) OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework.
Contact: emdap@iie.org

 

FULBRIGHT STUDY RESEARCH IN ACADEMIC & CREATIVE/PERFORMING ARTS FIELDS
Description: Grants to conduct individually designed study/research with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education, generally for 8-12 months.
Requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant, but may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application.. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research.
Contact: FBstudent@iie.org or 1-800-272-6994

 

SEASSI (SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE)
Description: Summer intensive language course in Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese, and six other languages, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Requirements: Open to students and non-students
Contact: (608) 263-1755 or seassi@seasia.wisc.edu.

 

BLAKEMORE FREEMAN FELLOWSHIPS
Description: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages.
Requirements: An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed the equivalent of the third year of language classes at the college level by the start of the grant, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study-abroad language programs. They must also be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
Contact: (206) 359-8778 or contactus@blakemorefoundation.org

 

BLAKEMORE REFRESHER GRANTS
Description: Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester
Requirements:

  • Be an individual in mid-career, established in academia, public service or the private sector, and a member of one of the following groups:
    • Former Blakemore Freeman Fellows
    • Professors teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States
    • Individuals working in an Asian field
  • Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • Have a college undergraduate degree.
  • Be at an advanced level in the language.
  • Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Contact: blakemorefoundation@gmail.com or blakemore@perkinscoie.com