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1 The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), established in 1992, is a bi-national non-profit foundation that administers the Fulbright Program in Indonesia. The Fulbright Program through AMINEF annually awards more than 120 scholarships to Americans and Indonesians to study, teach, or conduct original research in a variety of disciplines. Please consult the AMINEF website (www.aminef.or.id) or periodic announcements and leaflets for specific program requirements, criteria for selection, and application deadlines AMERICAN INDONESIAN EXCHANGE FOUNDATION

2 TRUSTEES Co-Chairperson: Co-Chairperson: Bambang Sudibyo RI Minister of National Education Co-Chairperson: Co-Chairperson: Cameron R. Hume U.S. AmbassadorMEMBERS Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia Douglas Ramage, Senior Governance Specialist, The World Bank John McGlynn, Chief and Editor, Yayasan Lontar Noke Kiroyan, President Director, Kiroyan Kuhon Partners, P.T. Komunikasi Kinerja Pia Alisjahbana, Director, Femina Group Walter North, Director, USAID AMINEF BOARD MANAGEMENT

3 SUPERVISOR Chair: Chair: Fasli Jalal, Director General for Higher Education, Department of National Education Vice Chair: Vice Chair: Michael H. Anderson, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy MANAGERS Chair: Chair: Bana G. Kartasasmita, Senior Consultant Higher Education Management dan Industri (LAPI)-ITB Secretary/ Treasurer: Secretary/ Treasurer: Anne E. Grimes, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Anangga W. Roosdiono, Managing Partner, Roosdiono & Partners Anies Baswedan, Rector, Paramadina University Daniel Bowman AMINEF BOARD MANAGEMENT

4 Senator J. William Fulbright Mission and Vision: In Indonesia: Senator J. William Fulbright is the first founder of the law on education and cultural exchange in United States which was legalized in Mission and Vision: to promote mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through the education and cultural exchange activities. More than participants of 130 countries have participated in Fulbright program. In Indonesia: Since 1952 the number of participants granted the scholarship has reached 2000 Indonesian and 900 American scholars. FULBRIGHT PROGRAM HISTORY

5 FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ALUMNI IN INDONESIA Amien Rais, Juwono Sudarsono, Azyumardi Azra, Sofian Effendi, Suyanto, Azhar Arsyad, Ichlasul Amal, Teuku Jacob, Soedarsono, Syafi’i Maarif, Mochtar Kusuma-Atmadja, Otto Soemarwoto, Jalaludin Rakhmat, Nasaruddin Umar, Abd. Rachman Mas’ud, Srihadi Soedarsono, Putu Wijaya, Artidjo Alkostar, Affandi, Saptohoedojo, Mochtar Pabottingi, Rizal Mallarangeng, Imam B. Prasodjo, Rizal Sukma.

6 “The Fulbright Commission aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship."

7 The American Indonesia Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) is pleased to announce the availability of Fulbright scholarships to study in the United States for the 2010 – 2011 academic year. The primary focus of the Fulbright Program in Indonesia is to promote mutual understanding between the Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America through educational exchange and academic scholarship. Fulbright scholarships are available to Indonesian citizens with the appropriate qualifications as stipulated in the program descriptions listed below. Grants are competitive, comprehensive, and generally cover tuition and fees, textbook allowance, monthly maintenance, international airfare, and health insurance.. FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS FOR INDONESIANS

8 SECRET NUMBER 1/ The deadline is May 31 st. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL MAY TO APPLY AND DO YOUR STUDY OBJECTIVE OR RESEARCH PROPOSAL! START NOW. SECRET NUMBER 2/ DO YOUR HOMEWORK! The first question you will be asked if you are selected for an interview is “what US university graduate programs have you looked at on line that you would like to apply to and why?”. Also incorporating the answer to this question in your STUDY OBJECTIVE is another secret that demonstrates you have a clear focus and idea of what program is best for your goals… KEYS (SECRETS/RAHASIA) TO SUCCESS IN APPLYING FOR FULBRIGHT

9 SECRET NUMBER 3/ FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE GRE OR GMAT TESTS, AND THE INTERNET BASED TOEFL TEST. Study guides for these tests are available at Gramedia and at AMINEF. They are modestly priced (below 150,000 rupiah). Start studying NOW. Often, grantees who get in to the best schools have done this and scored well on these tests. More importantly some grantees who are successful getting grants DO NOT get into MA or PhD programs because they have NOT studied and NOT done well on these REQUIRED tests. Then they have to reapply….. KEYS (SECRETS/RAHASIA) TO SUCCESS IN APPLYING FOR FULBRIGHT

10 SECRET NUMBER 4/ Edit your study objective and research proposals MULTIPLE TIMES. Find a native speaker or a Fulbright Alumnus to help you. They are everywhere! SECRET NUMBER 5/ Contact AMINEF for answers to questions you have regarding the application process, what is needed, and anything you don’t understand. KEYS (SECRETS/RAHASIA) TO SUCCESS IN APPLYING FOR FULBRIGHT

11 Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Please return to AMINEF your complete application package by the application deadline that includes: 1.Completed application form. This includes a clearly written and concise study objective 2.Copy of your most recent, less than two years old, TOEFL score report 3.One letter of reference, either from your current employer or previous lecturer 4.Copy of academic transcript and diploma (English translation). 5.Copy of identity document (KTP or passport) HOW TO APPLY

12 FULBRIGHT PROGRAM --TIMELINE May 31, 2009: Deadline for application submission July to August 2009: Interview selection for eligible applicants September 2009: Announcement for selected applicants September/October 2009: Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) test dan Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) February-June 2010: Announcement for placement at U.S. Universities June-September 2010: Departure to U.S.

13 Registration Deadline May , if the program set a different deadline. The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is May , except if the program set a different deadline.

14 FULBRIGHT PROGRAM FOR INDONESIAN SCHOLARS/ PROFESSIONALS Master’s Degree Programs:  Fulbright Master’s Degree Program  Fulbright-Freeport Master’s Degree Program Ph.D. Program:  Fulbright Presidential Scholarship Program(Ph.D.)  Fulbright-Freeport Doctoral Degree Program  International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Ph.D. Study Research Programs:  Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Program  Fulbright Senior Research Program

15 Other Programs:  Fulbright Foreign Language (Bahasa Indonesia) Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program  Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals  Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program  Community College Summit Initiative Program  ILEP (International Leadership In Education Program)  Global Undergraduate Exchange program FULBRIGHT PROGRAM FOR INDONESIAN SCHOLARS / PROFESSIONALS

16 FULBRIGHT MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM Preference will be given to applicants who serve as faculty members of state and private institutions of higher education in Indonesia. Applicants must posses: o a Sarjana (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.00 scale) o demonstrated leadership qualities and have a good understanding of Indonesian and international cultures o a demonstrated commitment to the chosen field of study o a willingness to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright o a minimum TOEFL score of 550

17 Fulbright grants for Master’s degree or Ph.D are available to Papuan residents in the following fields: Metallurgy, Geology/ Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Engineering (Electrical, Civil, Mechanical), Computer Science and Government/ International Relations. Applicants must posses: o KTP/ID from Papua o a Sarjana (S1) degree fro Master’s Degree or S2 for Ph.D with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.00 scale) o a demonstrated commitment to the development and service of Papua o a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for master’s Degree and 575 for Ph.D FULBRIGHT-FREEPORT MASTER’S DEGREE AND PhD PROGRAM

18 FULBRIGHT PRESIDENTIAL PhD PROGRAM Preference will be given to applicants who serve or plan to serve as faculty members of state and private institutions of higher education in Indonesia and has not previously received any Fulbright scholarship. Applicants must posses: o a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale) o demonstrated leadership qualities o a good understanding of Indonesian and other cultures o a deep commitment to the chosen field of study o a determination to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright program and to take up academic positions in higher education upon their return o a minimum TOEFL score of 575 (550 will be considered)

19 INTERNATIONAL FULBRIGHT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARD International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Ph.D. Study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. The award will be competed worldwide. Applicants must possess: o a Bachelor and/or Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale). o Undergraduate students who will complete the degree before August 1, 2009 may also apply. o a minimum TOEFL score of 580 at the time of application. o a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 (GRE test will be required if selected for nomination). Deadline: April 15, 2008

20  This research grant is intended to provide U.S. research opportunities for Indonesian university doctoral candidates who are in the final stages of writing their dissertation.  The grant duration is for a period of three to six months.  The applicant should have a minimum TOEFL score of 575 to participate in this program. FULBRIGHT DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH PROGRAM

21  This research grant is for Indonesian scholars who have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional qualifications.  The grant affords Indonesian scholars the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. for a period of three to six months.  Applicants should also be able to demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency to conduct research in the U.S. Deadline: August 31, 2009 FULBRIGHT SENIOR RESEARCH PROGRAM

22 Applicant must be an English language teachers or currently in training to become an English language teacher. The program is for one academic year (9 months) and requires the grantee to teach Indonesian language and culture in the U.S. for 20 hours per week and enables to enroll in at least two U.S. Studies and/or ESL methodology classes per semester under a full tuition waiver. Applicants who are no older than 29 years of age by October 1, 2009 will possess: o a Sarjana (S1) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.00 scale) o have a Bachelor’s degree in English or English Education o demonstrated leadership qualities and cultural understanding o a demonstrated commitment to teach o a minimum TOEFL score of 550 Deadline: May 31, 2009 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT (FLTA) PROGRAM

23 Hubert H. Humphrey fellowships enable Indonesian mid-career professionals to participate in non-degree programs that combine academic course work at the graduate level with professional development activities in the U.S. for a period of one academic year (9 months). Candidates are typically administrators in leadership positions with a minimum of five years of work experience who represent either the public or non-profit private sectors, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) who are committed to public service. Applicants must posses: o a Sarjana (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.00 scale) o a minimum TOEFL score of 525 HUBERT H. HUMPREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

24 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program: Agricultural Development/Agricultural Economics; Communications/Journalism; Drug Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention; Economic Development; Educational Planning and Administration; Finance and Banking; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Human Resource Management; Law and Human Rights; Natural resources and Environmental Management; Nonproliferation Studies; Public Health Policy and Management; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development); Technology Policy and Management; Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Policy Development and Management for Anti-Trafficking Efforts; and Urban and Regional Planning PRIORITY DISCIPLINES

25 FULBRIGHT VISITING SPECIALIST PROGRAM The Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program provides grants for Indonesian scholars and practitioners to conduct intensive three to six week programs of teaching, lecturing and public outreach on topics in Islamic civilization and developments in the Muslim world. The program does not support research and provides no time for the participants to pursue personal projects. Participants may be in fields of Islamic and area studies: political science, international relations, business and economics, history, women's studies, journalism, sociology, religion, literature, anthropology, the arts. Applicant must posses: o a Ph.D. or equivalent experience or a terminal degree in their field o demonstrate a strong record of academic, professional, and community service o expertise on Islam as a creed and culture o maturity, dependability, flexibility, integrity and professionalism o Applicants must be residing in Indonesia

26 INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION PROGRAM (ILEP) The International Leadership in Education Program (ILEP) offers a semester-long academic program at a U.S. university, including coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, curriculum development, teaching strategies for their home environment, educational leadership, as well as tools for teaching. The semester-long program, which will commence in January and conclude in June. Applicants must be: o Secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom disciplines including: English as a Foreign Language; Social Studies; Civics; Mathematics; Science. o Citizens of the Republic of Indonesia o Have a minimum ITP TOEFL of 500 Deadline: May 16, 2009

27 This program enables to study at a community college in the United States to develop professional skills. Eligible fields are Business Management and Administration; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Health Professions, including Nursing; Media; Information Technology; Security and Public Safety; and Engineering. Applicants must: o Have completed a secondary school education; o Have relevant work experience in the field they are applying; o Minimum Institutional TOEFL score 500 Those who are currently enrolled in S1 or S2 Programs or D3, or have completed S1, S2, De, are NOT eligible for this program. Deadline: November 1, 2009 COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMIT INITIATIVE PROGRAM

28 The Global UGRAD Program provides scholarships for one semester or one academic year of U.S. Study in a NON-DEGREE Program. All global UGRAD Program participants will be enrolled full-time in undergraduate course work chosen from the US institution’s existing curriculum. Students will also be provided with opportunities to participate in up to ten hours of community service per semester and an internship to all academic-year participants related to each participant’s field of study and/or career plans. GLOBAL UNDERGRATUATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM Applicants must: o Currently are enrolled in S-1 degree programs and have completed their first semester and are entering their 5 th semester (students of 6 th semester and above are not eligible) o have a minimum Institutional TOEFL score of 500 o Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. Deadline: November 1, 2009

29 Fulbright Scholarship Program: All disciplines and fields of study are eligible for a Fulbright award. The Fulbright program is only able to give sponsor for medical doctor to do research and observation and not to handle the patient directly nor to continue their study at medical school. PRIORITY DISCIPLINES

30 Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Forms are available either by mail or in person at: AMINEF Gedung Balai Pustaka lantai 6 Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4 Jakarta Application forms may also be downloaded from the AMINEF Website at the following URL: Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via to the following address : REGISTRATION

31 REGISTRATION DEADLINE The deadline for the submission of application materials for most programs is May 31, 2009.

32 You have attended the Fulbright Presentation. We look forward to receiving your application form. THANK YOU…


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