Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Deadline: Applications must be received by February 28, 2014.  

USINDO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program

The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. 

  • One Fellowship is awarded to a United States citizen/permanent resident for an outstanding research project relating to improving understanding of the political economy of Indonesia. 
  • A second Fellowship is awarded to an Indonesian citizen for an outstanding research project contributing to understanding or advancing the Indonesian-United States relationship. 

The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, the architect of Indonesia's modern economy and co-founder of USINDO, who passed away in 2001. Professor Sumitro headed the faculty of economics at the University of Indonesia, and was later 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 and contributed powerfully to Indonesia's development in the New Order period.

Click here for more information about this funding opportunity.

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