23 Juni 2016

The Indonesian Science Fund (Dana Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, DIPI) has recently been established under the auspices of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI). This 2016 Research Call aims to provide grants for research in the following two focus areas:

·      life, health, and nutrition

·      identity, diversity, and culture

Competitive research grants of up to three years and IDR 1.5b/year will be offered for researchers from Indonesia to pursue high-quality scientific research projects. The funder aims to support fundamental, frontier, and excellent research in the above two focus areas of importance to Indonesia’s future. For this 2016 Research Call, Principal Investigators applying for the grants are required to be of Indonesian nationality and based in Indonesia. Domestic and international collaborations between researchers and their institutions are encouraged, as are interdisciplinary projects, but neither is a requirement. The expected results of the research must be eligible for publication in highly reputable scientific journal.

The Principal Investigator should demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of his or her scientific proposal.  Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature — which cross the boundaries between different fields of research, pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research, or proposals introducing unconventional, innovative approaches and scientific inventions — are encouraged. The procedure for evaluating applicants’ qualifications will emphasize the individual’s scientific ability and creativity, the innovativeness of the research approaches, and the potential of the project, if successful, to have a significant impact on the field.

1.   The research focus areas related to life, health, and nutrition sciences include, but are not limited to, those biological issues described in Cluster 3 of the publication SAINS45.

2.   The research focus areas related to identity, diversity, and culture include, but are not limited to, those social science issues described in Cluster 1 of the publication SAINS45.

Other focus areas addressed in SAINS45 will not be supported in this call, being reserved for funding in subsequent years. The entire SAINS45 publication can be accessed athttp://www.dipi.id/en/SAINS45.

Research grants of up to 3 years and up to IDR 1.5b/year will be awarded. All projects that receive funding must be completed by December 31, 2019. Online proposal submission begins May 15, 2016. The deadline for proposal submission is July 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM WIB.

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