The Indonesian Studies Program offers fellowships to support student research on Indonesia.

The funding, made possible by a generous gift from The Robert Lemelson Foundation, is available to all UCLA students. There are no citizenship requirements. Fellowships are anticipated to be approximately $5,000, although requests for other amounts may be submitted.

The Center will entertain any proposal that is centrally related to Indonesia, but will give priority to those that seek support for fieldwork in Indonesia or archival research (in Indonesia or elsewhere). Funds permitting, the Center will also consider supporting other activities, including dissertation writing or intensive language study in Indonesia. While all UCLA students are eligible to apply, proposals for doctoral research will receive priority.

Funding period: May – December 2014.

Application deadline: May 13, 2014

Application procedures:

Interested students should submit:

-a two page proposal that explains the research activity and its rationale
-a CV
-a proposed budget
-one letter of recommendation from an academic advisor

Application online at 

The Indonesian Studies Program was founded in 2008, as part of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, through a generous grant from The Robert Lemelson Foundation. Applicants agree that, should their endeavors be funded, they will include the following language in any publicity, publication, or other public presentation of the work related to their Fellowship. This is the language required to ensure correct acknowledgement of the award: This research was supported by the Southeast Asian Studies program at UCLA, made possible by a generous donation from the Robert Lemelson Foundation. Dr. Lemelson is a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute of Neurosciences at UCLA and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology; he is also a noted film maker and philanthropist.For more info please contact:
Barbara Gaerlan

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014