How to apply


Each year the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (‘the College’) in conjunction with the ANU Indonesia Project may offer an award known as the Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grants (‘the Grant’). The objective of the Grant is to support a graduate or HDR student in their research associated with Indonesia. Funding for this Grant has been provided by the Ruth Daroesman Endowment.

This grant may be used for research or educational expenses (including travel) directly related to the student’s academic interests or future career aspirations.
Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, the grant cannot be used for international travel.

Field of study

The aim of the grant is to assist students of The Australian National University (ANU) who are engaged in postgraduate study of Asia and the Pacific, with special emphasis on Indonesia. This opportunity is available for post-graduate students studying at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.


$5500 in 2021.


Completion of travel must occur within the year following receipt of the grant.

Number on offer



The applicant must be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific as a domestic or international student.

The applicant must be undertaking research or study that is both relevant to Asia and the Pacific and to their degree program. Preference may be given to students undertaking research or study about Indonesia.

Selection basis

Selection will be based on the basis of the answers provided in the application form: - why the applicant merits the grant;
- how the grant will assist the applicant’s academic or personal future;
- the extent to which the applicant’s background, academic interests or future career aspirations complement Ruth Daroesman’s lifelong work and interests.
- the applicant’s academic record to date;
- the applicant’s non-academic achievements to date, including but not limited to career achievements, co-curricular achievements and community work.

Female applicants and applicants from minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Grant is offered to a student by a selection committee.

Conditions of Grant [PDF 397KB]


Applications are managed through the Terradotta site in one round per year

Successful applicants will be contacted using their ANU email address to sign the Letter of Offer and accept the Conditions of Grant.

Further information

For further information contact

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