How to apply

Condition of Grants


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. This grant may be used for research expenses (including travel) directly related to the student’s academic interests or future career aspirations.


$6,000 is available in 2024

The grant provides AUD $6,000 in total, which may be distributed to one or shared between multiple applicants.

Funding for this Grant has been provided by the Ruth Daroesman Endowment.

Travel or research must commence in the year the Award is granted.

Key Dates

Applications open Wednesday 28 February 2024
Applications close Sunday 7 April 2024
Applications outcomes will be released by Friday 29 April 2024


The Award is available each year to a current ANU student who:

  • is a domestic or international student; and
  • is enrolled in a postgraduate coursework or higher degree research program in the College of Asia and the Pacific; and
  • is undertaking study or research related to Indonesia and that is relevant to their degree program.

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

Conditions of Grant [PDF 397KB]

Selection basis

Selection is made on the basis of the answers provided in the application form regarding the travel and research proposal.

The Award is offered to a student by a selection committee chaired by the Head of the ANU Indonesia Project (or nominee) which will also include the Associate Dean (Education), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (or nominee) and one other staff member selected by the Chair.

The selection committee reserves the right to make no award if it considers there is no applicant of sufficient merit. The selection committee may also vary the number of Awards and/or offer the Award at other times in exceptional circumstances or based on the standard of applications or students (where funds allow).

Application Process

Applications are managed through the ANU Global Programs System in one round per year. To apply, please follow this link to the ANU Global Programs terra dotta applicant portal: Terradotta.


The recipient may be requested to participate in publicity for the Award 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 University may also publicise the Award by publishing the names of the recipients. Arrangements for such publicity will be made through the ANU Indonesia Project or ANU Communications and Engagement (ACE).

Recipients are expected to present their research (supported by the Award) at the ANU Indonesia Project’s Study Group Seminar and provide a report to the donor. This report should be 1-2 pages long and cover off briefly on the research, findings where applicable, journal articles published as a consequence of the research, and be provided to the ANU Indonesia Project within 3 months of completion of the Award.

Recipients will also be required to acknowledge funding from the Award should the outcomes lead to publication.

Further information

For further information contact

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