Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines (Teaching)


Application Deadline
Award Code
Activity Type
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
February 2025
Award Length
6 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in applicant’s area of specialization. Teaching scholars should teach regular courses as well as conduct seminars or workshops, consult on curriculum, assist with program and faculty development and help develop innovative pedagogies. The teaching load is between two to four graduate or undergraduate courses per semester. Teaching schedules will be discussed between Fulbright scholars and their institutional hosts.

Teaching scholars are not allowed to conduct research, due to the limitations in their visa.

Dr. Krisnawati Suryanata (U.S. Scholar, 2017) gave a talk in 'Globalization and American Regional Geography' at Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret in Solo, Central Java. 


Location Selection: Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Locations Detail

Most public and private universities throughout Indonesia, depending on teaching permit approval. Please be advised that certain locations may be restricted according to Indonesian Government policy. For instance, assignments in Aceh, Papua, West Papua, and Central Sulawesi (Poso) are unlikely to receive government permission.


Award Length and Period

Grants are six months long.

Teaching grants can only begin in second semester (February 2025) to coincide with the start of the Indonesian spring semester.

Scholars who plan to be accompanied by their school age children during the grant period must be flexible with the starting date of their grant, as that may not always coincide with the beginning of the academic year in Indonesia.

Special Features

Additional funding will be available to scholars for academic-related travel (up to three trips) within Indonesia. Each trip must have an academic focus, such as visiting an academic institution, and must include lectures or other academic programs. Each trip and academic program must be approved by the Commission prior to travel. Commission staff can assist with contacts at other institutions.

Fulbright scholars are also encouraged to do engagement projects with their host institutions during their grants. Projects approved by the commission will receive funding.

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

As conditions allow, Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region may have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising, or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may start the process of seeking out invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant but will only be able to apply for travel program funds, conditions permitting, once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Dual citizens of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is optional.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

A letter of invitation is optional. Placement will be finalized through consultations with Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology. Based on the consultations, AMINEF will help to contact and determine suitable host institutions for selected candidates.

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient
Additional Language Requirement

All teaching will be in English. Proficiency in Indonesian language is not required.

Additional Qualification Information

Academics must have a minimum of three years of university teaching experience.

Qualified professionals must have recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishment in their field.

Additional Comments

Important information to consider before applying 

To teach in Indonesia, grantees have to obtain permits from several Indonesian government institutions, including a visa from Directorate General of Immigration. AMINEF will assist in the process of obtaining permit and visa, and grantees will also have to work with their host institution to prepare required documents and to apply for the visa.

More details on permit and visa procedures will be given to grantees after the selection.

Award Allowances

$2,500 per month

$1,400 - $1,800 per month will be provided to Fulbright scholars to arrange their own housing.

Housing allowance varies depending on the number of accompanying dependents and location/city of the assignment

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

Roundtrip international travel arranged by AMINEF for the Fulbright scholar on a U.S. flag carrier in economy class only.

Travel for one accompanying dependent is also provided. The accompanying dependent must be present in Indonesia during the full grant period to qualify, due to complicated permit procedures. According to Indonesian immigration law only spouses with marriage certificates and children under 17 years qualify as dependents. To apply visa for a child, marriage certificate of the parents will also be required.

One time excess baggage allowance: $500

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

One time teaching/relocation allowance: $750 

Do you offer additional dependent benefits

For Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards, AMINEF will reimburse scholars for dependent tuition up to a maximum of $5,000 per school-age child in grades K-12, for up to two children per family. In order to be reimbursed, receipts from the school(s) in Indonesia where the children are enrolled must be presented to AMINEF. This is a one-time reimbursement ONLY. Please note that while this amount may cover costs at many local Indonesian public and private schools, it may not cover the full tuition costs of many international schools. Any tuition above the one-time $5,000 allowance per dependent is the sole responsibility of the Fulbright scholar.

Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Estimated Cost of Living

For metro areas, especially larger cities in Java and Bali, the estimated cost of living per day (meals and transportation) is between $30-$50. The rental cost for apartment or housing is $500-$1,500 per month. As for the smaller cities, especially outside of Java and Bali, the estimated cost of living per day (meals and transportation) is between $20-$30. The rental cost for apartment or housing is $300-$700 per month.

Special Award Benefits

$400-$500 per month will be provided for the Fulbright scholar's transportation allowance. Transportation allowance varies depending on the scholar's location/city of assignment.

One-time permit allowance of $350 to $500 for the Fulbright scholar. Additional permit allowance will be available for one dependent.

For Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards, scholars are encouraged to take advantage of a two-week intensive Indonesian language course in Indonesia during their grant period. AMINEF will assist in arranging this training and pay the training provider as well as transportation and accommodations if the training site is other than the scholar's teaching/research site.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.


What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous nation and third largest democracy. With more than 17,000 islands, this vast archipelago is rich in natural resources and possesses exceptional biodiversity. Its cultural diversity and heritage--with numerous ethnic groups and hundreds of local languages--matches its natural diversity. Since political reform begun in 1998, Indonesia has worked to strengthen its democratic governance, and as the largest economy in Southeast Asia, it is critical to regional stability.

Finding housing in Indonesia is perhaps not always easy, but many housing agencies can help scholars navigate this process. Host institutions also can assist since they know more about the local environment. Apartments are more common in larger cities, while in smaller cities, options range from rental homes, boarding and guest houses, and home stays.

Most cities now have online transportation service that can be accessed through apps, like Gojek and Grab. In large cities, buses, trains, and taxis are common and in most places, it is possible to hire a car and driver for longer journeys in and out of town. 

For scholars who bring dependents, there are more options for International (English-language) schools in larger cities, such as Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Denpasar.

For more information about living in Indonesia, please access this link.

Dr. Juiching Wang (U.S. Scholar 2016) conducted research on
Dolanan Anak, traditional Javanese Children's singing games,
and its implementation in the school teaching and curriculum.


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