How to Apply

Call for proposals

Indonesia Project Research Grants 2017/2018

To stimulate research cooperation between Indonesian and Australian research institutes, the Indonesia Project of the Australian National University and the SMERU Research Institute invite research proposals for funding collaborative research projects in any of the main research themes of the Indonesia Project: (i) Trade and Industry, (ii) Politics and Governance, (iii) Agriculture, Resources and the Environment, (iv) Social Policy and Human Capital.

Application form (DOCX, 262KB)


The research grants provide funding of $AU 5,000 to $AU 15,000 for research projects of up to 12 months. The grants are intended to cover the cost of initiating new research activities, such as travel costs, field work, data collection or research assistance. The grants are not meant to cover salary costs of applicants or overhead costs by the applicant institutes. There are 7 research grants available for the 2016/2017 application round.

Who can apply?

Partnerships of Indonesian and Australian universities and research institutes are eligible to submit proposals. The main applicant should be a senior researcher based at the Indonesian partner institute; the co-applicant should be a researcher based at the Australian partner institute.

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be assessed on the basis of academic quality and research potential. We will give priority to proposals that show prospect for long term cooperation between Indonesian and Australian institutes and obtaining additional funding.

Proposals should specify research objectives, background, significance and innovative aspects, policy relevance, expected outcomes and deliverables, timeline and budget.

Dates and time line

Applications close on 31 March 2017. Applicants will be notified by the end
of April 2017.

Proposals can be submitted to the Indonesia Project at

For more information please contact

Sarah Dong


Application form (DOCX, 262KB)