The Sumitro Fellows Program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Indonesia’s senior economist and co-founder of USINDO, who passed away in 2001. An architect of Indonesia’s modern economy, Professor Sumitro headed the faculty of economics at the University of Indonesia, and was later a minister of trade and minister of state for research.
Professor Sumitro was also the driving force behind a 1950’s program of the Ford Foundation which sent Indonesian economists to the U.S. for advanced degrees. Many attended the University of California at Berkeley and the group came to be known as the “Berkeley Mafia” when its members assumed key cabinet posts in subsequent decades.
One Fellowship is available for United States citizens/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. Another fellowship is available for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship.
Sumitro Fellows Program 2014 Application
USINDO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program. The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. One Fellowship is available for a United States citizen/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. One Fellowship is also available for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship. The application cycle for 2014 begins on November 15, 2013. The deadline for the 2014 Sumitro Fellowship is February 15, 2014.
American applicants for the Sumitro Fellowship must be United States citizens or permanent residents in the United States with a specific project on Indonesia’s political economy. Applications outside the scope of economics or political economy will not be considered. Indonesian applicants for the Sumitro Fellowship must be Indonesian citizens with a specific project on any aspect of the Indonesian-U.S. bilateral relationship. Applications related to solely American topics, Indonesian topics, or to non-U.S./non-Asian themes will not be considered. Language Proficiency: Please note that though not compulsory, prior study of Bahasa Indonesia is helpful in conducting field research. American applicants should indicate on the application form if and at what level the language has been studied, both formally and informally. Indonesian applicants must be capable of advanced study in English. Evidence of English fluency may be demonstrated by TOEFL scores. Indonesians who have graduated from a U.S. institution of higher learning, or from such institution in an English-speaking country, are exempt from this requirement. Applicants/scholars who intend to publish their work in some form will be improving their applications. Previous travel to, and experience in, Indonesia or the United States is desirable but not necessary. Notification: USINDO will notify selected 2014 Sumitro Fellow(s) by March 15, 2014. USINDO will not award any Fellowships in a given year if there are no qualified applicants, in the sole opinion of USINDO.
All of the following must be completed and received on or before February 15, 2014, in order to be considered for the Sumitro Fellows Program:
- Application Form: Please submit a completed and signed application form.
- Field Research Abstract: Please provide a one to five page single-spaced abstract of your intended research.
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please submit a curriculum vitae (not to exceed 10 pages) or resume providing full citations of all publications, with the most recently published item listed first.
- Recommendation Letters: Two (2) recommendation letters are required. One recommendation letter must be from a dissertation advisor, senior faculty member, or other comparable advisor. Please advise your referees to send the recommendation letter directly to email@example.com on or before February 15, 2014. Applicants have the responsibility of requesting and reminding their referees to directly send their recommendation letters by the required deadline.
- Waiver of Responsibility: Please submit a signed waiver of responsibility.
- Supplemental Information: In addition to the above information, the review committee will consider supplemental information such as writing samples, course syllabi, etc. Faculty members and lecturers are welcome to submit course syllabi that do not exceed five pages.
Submission and Contact Information
The application cycle for 2014 begins on November 15, 2013. The deadline for the 2014 Sumitro Fellowship is February 15, 2014. Please submit all application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications and/or applications and recommendation letters received after the deadline will not be considered. Please direct all questions regarding the application process or candidate eligibility at email@example.com or by calling 202.232.1400.
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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.