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Call for Papers – Indonesian Development Research Network Workshop 2016

Indonesian Development Research Network Workshop 2016

The Indonesia Project at the Australian National University, in cooperation with the SMERU Research Institute in Jakarta, will organize the fourth Indonesian Development Research Network Workshop 2016 in mid- May, 2016 in Indonesia.

The objective of the Indonesia Project research network activities is to support and strengthen the rigour of social science research conducted by Indonesian researchers, through establishing an active network of Indonesian research institutes and holding annual research workshops and research grants to stimulate research cooperation between Indonesian and Australian research institutes.

Fourth Research Workshop, 2016

The aim for the fourth research workshop is to provide Indonesian research institutes a platform to present and discuss their current research in the area of economic development and policy, with particular focus on:

(i) Macroeconomics, Trade & Industry

(ii) Social Policy, Labour Markets & Human Capital

(iii) Socio-political Economy & Governance

(iv) Agriculture, Environment & Resources.

This two-day research workshop will include one day of paper presentations by the winners of the call for papers, and one day of presentations by the recipients of the 2015/2016 research grants. Selected papers from the call for paper process will be discussed in detail by senior researchers from Australia and Indonesia.

Call for papers

We invite submissions for paper presentations on any of the main topics of the workshop, by researchers at Indonesian research institutes.

Submissions of full paper should in English and be accompanied by an abstract of 300 words, and sent to

Grants for travel expenses and accommodation will be available to presenters of selected papers.

Deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2016.

Acceptances will be notified by mid-April, 2016.

Further information

Please feel free to contact Sarah Dong (ANU, or Rika Kumala Dewi (SMERU,

Organizing committee

Asep Suryahadi, Rika Kumala Dewi (The SMERU Research Institute)

Budy Resosudarmo, Sarah Dong (Indonesia Project, ANU)

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Indonesia Project Research Grants 2016/2017

To stimulate research cooperation between Indonesian and Australian research institutes, the Indonesia Project of the Australian National University and the SMERU Research Institute invite research proposals for funding collaborative research projects in any of the main research themes of the Indonesia Project:

(i) Trade and Industry

(ii) Politics and Governance

(iii) Agriculture, Resources and the Environment

(iv) Social Policy and Human Capital.


The research grants provide funding of $AU 5,000 to $AU 15,000 for research projects of up to 12 months. The grants are intended to cover the cost of initiating new research activities, such as travel costs, field work, data collection or research assistance. The grants are not meant to cover salary costs of applicants or overhead costs by the applicant institutes. A maximum of 8 research grants are available for the 2016/2017 application round.

Who can apply?

Partnerships of Indonesian and Australian universities and research institutes are eligible to submit proposals. The main applicant should be a senior researcher based at the Indonesian partner institute; the co-applicant should be a researcher based at the Australian partner institute.

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be assessed on the basis of academic quality and research potential. We will give priority to proposals that show prospect for long term cooperation between Indonesian and Australian institutes and obtaining additional funding.

Proposals should be in English and specify research objectives, background, significance and innovative aspects, policy relevance, expected outcomes and deliverables, timeline and budget.

Dates and time line

Applications close on March 31st, 2016.

The winners will be announced by the end of April 2016.

Download the application form

Proposals can be submitted to the Indonesia Project at

For more information please contact Sarah Dong (ANU,
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