AIC “Young Leading Researchers” Program

Discussion draft January 2017

Objective: To support the development of Indonesia’s capacity to produce researchers, and in so doing extend AIC’s engagement with Indonesia in a significant and distinctive way.


Students: 32-35 of the best advanced undergraduates (Honours equivalent) in social sciences (broadly defined) from AIC partner universities in Indonesia; 8-10 equivalent Australian undergraduates from AIC partner universities in Australia; gender balance for each institution/ overall.

Staff: (indicatively) 2 academics from each Australian AIC partner university; 1 academic from each Indonesian AIC partner university

AIC key stakeholders: There would be an opportunity for AIC key stakeholders (eg Board members, AIC coordinators) to join a networking event associated with the Program.

Program: A five day intensive program designed to inspire, encourage and help sharpen the research skills of the best advanced undergraduates from partner universities. The program combine active and passive learning, with a focus on:

  • Basic research skills – critical thinking, writing
  • Major contemporary themes and debates in a range of disciplines
  • Big questions facing Indonesia, including those AIC is addressing through its research themes, and how research is advancing them.
  • Careers in research (academic, think-tank, policy, private sector, NGO etc)

The program would be conducted primarily in English, and require a clear English capability.  Applicants would be nominated by universities on which they are enrolled, and selected based on written applications (including English and Indonesian language components). Participants will be required to complete some preliminary reading and writing activities prior to the commencement of the program. The program will be delivered by staff from AIC partner universities.

Timing and location: 10-14 July 2017; preferred location Novotel Bogor.

Outcomes: A cohort of the most talented young Indonesians with a much keener appreciation for research and greater motivation to pursue research training, including at AIC partner universities in Australia; a high-profile opportunity for AIC to contribute to Indonesia’s higher education/ youth sectors, and to further build the AIC’s reputation and presence within these sectors.

MoM: Pertemuan “Gifted Researcher Program”

ANU-Indonesia and IPB, 30 Januari 2017

Merupakan program rutin yang diselenggarakan oleh ANU. Selengkapnya dapat dilihat pada web site :

  1. Program ditujukan untuk mahasiswa S1 pada semester akhir yang sedang dan akan menulis skripsi
  2. Tujuan program : memberikan pengetahuan terkait research methodology, scientific writing skill. Iinterdispilin approach. Difokuskan pada social science
  3. Beberapa hal penting terkait dengan pelaksanaan program Gifted Researcher Program tahun 2017
  4. Peserta adalah dari 7 Universitas di Indonesia yang terlibat dalam kegiatan AIC
  5. Kandidat harus mampu berbahasa inggris (speaking and writing)
  6. Masing-masing PT dapat mengajukan kandidat antara 4-6 orang mahasiswa
  7. Mempertimbangkan kesetaraan gender
  8. Proses seleksi dilakukan secara internal oleh masing-masing PT
  9. Hasil seleksi yang dilakukan PT paling lambat diajukan ke ANU pada tanggal 1 Mei 2017
  10. Pelaksanaan kegiatan di Hotel Novotel Bogor, tanggal 9-14 Juli 2017
  11. Kandidat harus menulis motivation letter sekitar 500 kata sebagai alasan mengikuti program tersebut.
  12. Beberapa usulan dari IPB :
  13. Sebelum program dilaksanakan, peserta diberikan beberapa pertanyaan terkait dengan ekspektasi yang diharapkan dari kegiatan workshop tersebut
  14. Perlu ada tindak lanjut dari kegiatan workshop sehingga akan memberikan dampak yang lebih luas dari hanya sekedar workshop
  15. Lecture yang akan memberikan materi pada saat workshop akan diundang secara terpisah untuk dapat memberikan general lecture di IPB
  16. Prioritas mahasiswa S1 yang menjadi kandidat adalah yang terlibat dalam penelitan AIC pada “Urban Water Research Cluster”, “Energy Cluster”, dan  “Agriculture and Food Cluster”.

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