Research grants

ANU Indonesia Project and SMERU Research Institute Research Grants


We are pleased to announce we will be running a 2021 Research Grant program. Due to COVID-19 however, we have had to make some changes to the way the Research Grants will be run in 2021. Most notably, (1) the 2021 grants cannot be used to support travel, and (2) the value of the grants has been reduced (now up to AUD8,000). For more detailed information on the program, please see the Call for proposals.

For those that applied for the 2020 round All applications submitted in 2020 will still be considered. We do ask the applicants who submitted last year to revise their applications to (1) remove the travel component in the proposal and budget since travel is not possible in the current environment, (2) ensure the budget is within the new AUD8,000 threshold, and (3) consider if the project can have any relevance to the areas of health security, stability, and economic recovery (note this is optional). All applicants who submitted last year have until 31 March 2021 to resubmit the revised version. If no revised version is submitted, we will still consider the existing version. However, if the existing version has travel components or is over the AUD8,000 threshold, they will be deemed not eligible.


The Research Grants are developed to stimulate research cooperation between Indonesian and Australian researchers, and foster relationships between Indonesian and Australian institutions.

The ANU Indonesia Project at the Australian National University and the SMERU Research Institute invites research proposals for funding collaborative research projects between Indonesian and Australian researchers on the main research themes of the Indonesia Project: (i) Trade and Industry, (ii) Politics and Governance, (iii) Agriculture, Resources and the Environment, (iv) Social Policy and Human Capital. To facilitate research related to COVID-19 response and recovery, in 2021 we also strongly encourage proposals from three key areas: (i) Health Security; (ii) Stability; and (iii) Economic Recovery.

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