Would you like to pursue a doctoral degree in political science, law, history, communications, anthropology, sociology, or economic development for free? The Indonesian Scholarship and Research and Support Foundation (ISRSF) is looking for Indonesian candidates for its Arryman Fellows Program to Study at Northwestern University.

 About the Foundation.

ISRSF was established in 2012 by Indonesian and American scholars. The Foundation’s overriding objective is to cultivate a new generation of first-rate scholars in and for Indonesia, and to continue the support of scholars and scholarship for decades to come. Many Indonesians have obtained doctoral degrees at home and overseas in recent decades, but very few of them are actively pursuing careers devoted to scholarship. Ironically, an increase in the number of Indonesians with doctorates has not automatically resulted in more scholars and scholarship. Many Indonesians with doctoral degrees are absorbed by government bureaucracy, political institutions, businesses, media and NGOs that prevent them from being scholars, producing scholarship, and generating a new generation of full-time academics. Moreover, the intellectual habitat at many Indonesian universities is not conducive for scholars

The important educational work of ISRSF is made possible by generous donations from corporations and foundations. ISRSF is fully independent, non-profit organization that bases its awards strictly on merit and the academic potential of applicants.

What is ISRSF? ISRSF Foundation Profile

The Indonesian Scholarship and Research Support Foundation’s main objective is to cultivate a new generation of world-class Indonesian scholars and provide on-going support for innovative research and knowledge on important societal issues. ISRSF believes that a deliberate effort focused on producing committed scholars will significantly increase the number of Indonesian academics who are not only devoted to teaching, but also to path-breaking research and publication. To achieve this important goal, ISRSF will recruit, train, and graduate twenty innovative scholars focused mainly in the social sciences, but also doctorates in law, business, journalism and communications, and economic development studies. Each year until 2016 we will select four talented Indonesians who show great potential to become leading scholars. These Arryman Fellows will spend one year conducting research, studying English intensively, and taking graduate classes for credit in preparation for doctoral studies. Arryman Fellows are then eligible to receive six-year awards from ISRSF as Arryman Scholars to pursue their Ph.D at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

How to Apply?

ISRSF will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Arryman Fellows on September 1, 2014. The deadline to submit your application is December 31, 2013. The application process will open on September 1, 2013. Please return here after that date but before the December 31, 2013 deadline. You can download a user’s manual (An updated manual will be available here as of September 1, 2013.) that provides detailed application instructions.

Note: All applicants must have an updated TOEFL or IELTS score dated after June 1, 2012. If you do not have a recent TOEFL score, be sure to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam no later than December 1, 2013 to be sure you have the results in time for the December 31, 2013 application deadline.

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ISRSF – The Indonesian Scholarship and Research Support Foundation

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