How to apply

Condition of Grants

The ANU Indonesia Project Student Research Travel Grant will assist students who plan to undertake research or are currently undertaking research for which they will benefit from capacity building activities and travel to Indonesia.

The grant is open to students who are:
• at least 18 years of age
• currently enrolled or about to enrol in an honours or master’s degrees at a university in Australia.
• Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.

All applications must submit:
• A completed application form, which contains details of research, an indicative budget, and a supporting statement from academic supervisor. Application Form
• Latest academic transcripts.

Application must be submitted to: and
• The deadline to apply is typically 31 March each year.
• Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Committee.

Selection Criteria
Criteria that will be considered in assessing the applications include:
• Academic quality: research potential, innovative aspects.
• Feasibility of application.
• The applicant’s academic records 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.
• Gender equality and inclusion are considered key components of the Indonesia Project’s research and outreach activities. The Project strongly encourages women, researchers with disability, and researchers from diverse backgrounds to apply for these grants. We also encourage students to consider research proposals that apply a gender and inclusivity lens or to consider problem statement with explicit identification of how the problem impacts men, women, or people with a disability and what the barriers are.

Selection Committee
The members of the selection committee will be determined by the Head of the Indonesia Project. In the past, the members have come from the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, and the University of New South Wales.
The grant will not be awarded if, in the opinion of the selection committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit. Committee members will not participate in reviewing and deciding on a submission if they are the direct supervisor of the applicant.

Financial Parameters
The value of each grant shall be up to $3,000. The grant will be provided in a lump sum to recipients. The grant may be used to support the following activities:
• Contribute towards paying for travel related expenses, such as economy return airfares to Indonesia, insurance, accommodation, in-country travel, passport, visa, vaccinations, and other preventive medicines.
• Delivering or attending training, workshops and capacity building seminars, other activities that support the academic research project.
• Contributions to research costs, e.g., hiring facilitators, purchasing data or books.
The grant cannot be used to purchase equipment such as computers, recorders, etc.

Grant funds may only be used for carrying out the activities for which the student has detailed in their application. Any changes to the nature of the activity or their planned budget must be communicated to the Indonesia Project. The grant must be expensed within a year after granted.

Concurrent holding of grants/scholarships/awards
The travel grant may be held concurrently with other grants, scholarships, and awards.

Tenure and approval
• The recipient must be enrolled and remain enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at the honours or master’s level at an approved university in Australia while the proposed travel is being undertaken.
• It is the recipient’s responsibility for ensuring their chosen topic for their research, and travel approval for their research is approved and supported by their home university.
• Grantees are responsible for all administrative arrangements associated with their activity, including visa and travel arrangements.
• It is the recipient’s responsibility to obtain adequate medical, public liability, travel and/or accident insurance for the duration of their travel and any independent travel they choose to undertake before and/or after their scheduled research travel to Indonesia.
• Recipients intending to travel to Indonesia should seek information and advice from the Australian Government regarding travel to Indonesia. Please refer to the Smartraveller website and associated guide.
• You may be asked to submit a written report of your research activity, and a summary of expenses to the travel to the Indonesia Project administrator at the conclusion of the travel.
• The grant will terminate on the date on 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.

Publicity It is anticipated that the recipients of the Indonesia Project Research Travel 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. The ANU 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. We expect the recipients to present their research findings in Indonesia Study Group (ISG) or Global Web Seminar series organised by ANU Indonesia Project.

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