Sumitro Fellowship , USA

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Sumitro Fellowship

Study Subject :  Any subject

Employer :  The USA-Indonesia Society

Level :  Any Level

The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Indonesia’s senior economist and advisor to USINDO.

One Fellowship is available for United States citizens/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia.

The other is for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship.

The United States – Indonesia Society (USINDO) invites U.S. and Indonesian citizens to apply for the 2010 Sumitro Fellowship, a travel / study grant for post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research on projects related to the Indonesia-United States bilateral relationship.

The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Indonesia’s senior economist and advisor to 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.

Eligibility for Sumitro Fellowship :

Applicants for the U.S. 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. Applicants for the Indonesian Sumitro Fellowship must be Indonesian citizens with a specific project on any aspect of the Indonesian-U.S. bilateral relationship.

Applications related strictly to American topics, or non U.S. / non-Asian themes will not be considered. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age and / or physical impairment.

Applicants must also be capable of advanced study in English. Evidence of English fluency may be demonstrated by TOEFL scores.

Sumitro Fellowship Application Deadline :  December  31,  2010