How to apply

Condition of Grants


The Indonesia Project Student Research Grant (formerly Research Travel Grant) will assist Honours and Masters students who are undertaking research on Indonesia.


The value of the grant shall be up to $2,000. At least two grants are available in 2022.

The grant will be provided lump sum to the recipients.

The grants can be used for research or travel costs, related to the students study.

The grant can be used to contribute to research costs, e.g. hiring facilitators, purchasing data or books. It cannot be used to purchase equipment such as computers.

The grant can also contribute towards paying for economy return airfares to - Indonesia and actual expenses related to travel, e.g. insurance, accommodation, in-country travel, passport, visa, vaccinations and other preventive medicines.

Grant recipients must arrange their own travel-related and research-related requirements. The invoices, receipts and proof of payments related to the travel will be requested by the Indonesia Project administrator at the conclusion of the travel.


The grant is open for individuals of at least 18 years of age, and are currently enrolled or about to enrol in degree programs at the Honours or Masters level at an Australian university.

The grant is open to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.


Applicants must submit all relevant documentation, including an indicative budget, by Sunday 3 April 2022.

The application must be submitted to Indonesia Project at and Arianto Patunru at

2022 Application Form


The grants will be awarded based on the recommendation of the selection committee. The selection committee will take into account the merit of the application and the applicant’s academic record to date. Applications that propose to undertake research on a development or public policy issue in Indonesia will be given preference in the selection process.

The grant will not be awarded if, in the opinion of the selection committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit.

Females candidates are especially encouraged to submit a grant application.

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee will be determined by the Head of the Indonesia Project, ensuring representation from areas within The Australian National University that actively conduct research on Indonesia.

Concurrent holding of grants/scholarships/awards

The grant may be held concurrently with other grants, scholarships and awards.


The recipient must be enrolled and remain enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at the Honours or Masters level at an Australian university while the proposed research activity is being undertaken.

The grant must be expensed within a year of being granted.

The grant will terminate on the date at which the scholar ceases to attend the university other than for approved absences, or on an indicated date for each round of grant, whichever is earlier.


We expect the recipients to present their research findings in an Indonesia Study Group seminar at ANU.

It is anticipated that the recipients of the Student Research Grant may be requested to participate in publicity of the grant from time to time. This may include publicity in the state or territory of residence or of schooling. Recipients may be contacted for an interview and photograph. Indonesia Project may also publicise the grants by publishing the names of the recipients. Such arrangements will be made through the Indonesia Project administration.

The recipient must acknowledge the receipt of the grant in his or her research output.

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