Call for Indonesia Research Fellows for January-June 2011
The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Indonesia Program invites Indonesian researchers, academics, and practitioners to apply for Indonesia Research Fellowships for the period January 15 to June 15, 2011 in order to pursue independent research projects at the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, which is part of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation of the Harvard Kennedy School. Successful applicants will join a lively community of researchers working on Asia-related issues.
Appointments will run from January 15 to June 15, 2011.
With instructor approval, Research Fellows may “audit” classes at the Harvard Kennedy School or other Harvard schools.
Research Fellows will receive a certificate upon completion, but no degrees will be conferred.
Indonesian Research Fellows will receive shared office space within the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
Fellows will have access to the library system of Harvard University.
For Indonesian Research Fellows, HKS will provide or pay for appropriate housing, health insurance, and a modest living stipend. HKS will not provide international transportation or pay for pre-departure costs. (If accepted, research fellows are encouraged to seek financial support from their employers or other sponsors for these items.)
Criteria and Expectations
Fellows must be fluent in both written and spoken English. All fellows will be expected to participate in research seminars, produce a ten-page written paper summarizing their research, and to make at least two presentations (one in the Cambridge area and at least one in Indonesia) about their research.
Indonesian Research Fellowships are open to candidates from government, academia, and independent research communities. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposed area of research is linked to the Research Priorities of the HKS Indonesia Program.
Application and Deadlines
Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 29, 2010 for the Indonesian Research Fellowships to begin in January 2011. (Deadlines for Indonesian Research Fellowships for the period August to December 2011 will be announced later, so please check www.ash.harvard. edu/indonesia for updated information. )
To apply, please prepare the following materials:
Cover page with name, contact information, and affiliation
Resume or Curriculum Vitae, including any publishing history
Letter from supervisor or host institution providing a strong rationale of why this candidate should be chosen and how she/he will contribute to accelerating reform in Indonesia.
Proposal describing research or project to be conducted during this Research Fellowship:
Main policy questions to be examined
Value to Indonesia
Relevant literature and data
Research methodology to be used
Results to be achieved
Relationship of this proposed Research Fellowship to any previous or future research, including any internationally- published research
Contribution to HKSIP. See Research Priorities and Indonesia.
Please send the application materials via email to hks_indonesia@ hks.harvard. edu with a copy to Elizabeth_Osborn@ harvard.edu.
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Who we are. As the world’s largest majority Muslim country, Indonesia is an important model for positive institutional change. Started in 2010 with the generous support of the Rajawali Foundation, the Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program promotes better public policy analysis of Indonesia by bringing more Indonesians to the Harvard Kennedy School, by designing and implementing executive education (short courses) in Indonesia and in Cambridge, and by sponsoring faculty research on key public policy topics. More information about the HKS Indonesia program is available at www.ash.harvard. edu/indonesia, and questions may be sent to hks_indonesia@ hks.harvard. edu. Terima kasih!
Launched in 2010 with a $10.5 million gift from the Rajawali Foundation, the Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program promotes research, education, and capacity building in support of democratic governance and institutional development in Indonesia. As the world’s largest majority Muslim democracy, Indonesia continues to be an important model for positive institutional change. Formerly an authoritarian regime, Indonesia recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as a multiparty democracy.
September 14, 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia: Dean Ellwood visited Indonesia in September as part of his Harvard Kennedy School tour of Asian countries. He delivered the public address, "Creating Jobs, Reducing Poverty, and Improving the Welfare of the People: Acting in Time on Hard Problems," at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta. Present at this lecture were both Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono along with the full Indonesian Cabinet, heads of various state agencies and commissions, and representatives from business and academic communities. Dean Ellwood also met Harvard alumni and representatives from Indonesian universities.
October 12, 2010, Cambridge, MA: Join us for the public lecture, "Hot Topics from Indonesia: The World's Most Pressing Issues from the Perspective of the World's Largest Majority-Muslim Democracy." Learn more»
Student Research Grants
The HKS Indonesia Program offers student research grants to Harvard University students to support independent research or other forms of study conducted in Indonesia. Learn more»
Indonesian Research Fellows
The HKS Indonesia Program invites high-caliber Indonesian researchers, academics, and practitioners to apply for Indonesia Research Fellowships for the period January 15 to June 15, 2011 in order to pursue independent research projects in residence at HKS. The opportunity will be open to candidates from government, academia, and independent researcher communities. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposed area of research is linked to the Research Priorities of the HKS Indonesia Program. Applications will require a proposal describing research or project to be conducted, including the main policy questions to be examined, the value to Indonesia, the relevant literature and data, the research methodology to be used, the results to be achieved, the relationship of this proposed Research Fellowship to any previous or future research. Learn more»
The HKS Indonesia Program develops research projects on key policy challenges facing the country. Building upon the Ash Center’s intellectual capital—with faculty who conduct cutting-edge research on democracy, governance, and development—the HKS Indonesia Program explores both how Indonesia can serve as a model to other democratizing countries and how its political and economic institutions can be reformed to ensure that its fledgling democracy endures and thrives. The Program works closely with Indonesian scholars, policymakers, and business leaders to strengthen policy education and research in Indonesia and link Indonesia to regional and global knowledge networks. Its conferences facilitate the dissemination of research results.
The recently published paper From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation: A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia's Prospects for Growth, Equity, and Democratic Governance was translated by Kompas Publishing Group and sold at Gramedia bookstores in Indonesia under the title Indonesia Menentukan Nasib. The report argues that Indonesia must engage in a thorough process of institutional transformation if it is to shed the legacy of Guided Democracy and the New Order and compete in the new globalized economy.
The HKS Indonesia Program develops custom executive education programs for senior Indonesian policymakers and leaders that are delivered at Harvard Kennedy School and in Indonesia. These programs may include visits to U.S. cities other than Cambridge to provide participants with opportunities to expand their professional networks and to visit sites of successful government innovations.
Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!