Future Research Talent Awards - Indonesia

Please note: Due to ongoing uncertainty and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the health and safety of staff and scholars, the 2022 round of the FRT program will offer a limited number of remotely supervised projects only. Details of such remotely supervised projects will be available on this webpage in early 2022. Application process for FRT awards will remain unchanged and collaborating institutions in Indonesia will be invited to nominate candidates in early 2022. 

The Future Research Talent (FRT) awards provide selected Indonesian staff and students with an opportunity to travel to the Australian National University to pursue collaborative research, for a period of 10-12 weeks, in a range of Science, Health and Medicine disciplines.

The FRT is a competitive and prestigious program attracting the best staff and students from top tier Indonesian institutions. The program offers a valuable opportunity for Indonesia’s emerging research talent to form international connections and develop research skills at Australia’s best university*. 

* QS World University Rankings 2021/22

Hear from our 2019 FRT cohort

Value and benefits

Please note: 2022 round of the FRT program will comprise remotely supervised projects only and scholars will not be travelling to the ANU to participate in these projects. Therefore, no monetary award or stipend will be offered to scholars selected as part of the 2022 FRT round. However, all scholars will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of professional development, networking, and socio-cultural activities and events. 

The value of each FRT award is A$6000.

FRT awards provide selected Indonesian students with an opportunity to travel to ANU to pursue collaborative research, for a period of 10-12 weeks, in a range of Science, Health and Medicine disciplines.

The amount offered under the FRT program must be utilised to directly support the recipient’s participation in collaborative research at the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine and may be allocated towards costs associated with, but not limited to: return airfare, visa (including any associated medical expenses), travel insurance, accommodation, and general living expenses. The management of award funds is the responsibility of the recipient. 

Eligibility

Awards are offered under two distinct categories:

  • Students: Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students at partner institutions
  • Staff: Academic faculty members at selected universities/institutions and research-focused staff employed at selected government departments. 

Collaborating institutions in Indonesia may be invited to nominate candidates for only one or both categories. Details on which category/categories an institute can nominate candidates for will be provided to collaborating institutions directly.

To be eligible for an FRT award, the candidate must:

  • be a citizen of Indonesia residing in Indonesia;
  • be able to demonstrate a high level of academic ability and research potential;
  • be an academic staff member or a student enrolled in a program at a collaborating institution in Indonesia;
  • be nominated for award consideration by a collaborating Indonesian institution specified by the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine;
  • be seeking to undertake a research project in one of the specific fields of research proposed by the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine; and,
  • have not previously received an FRT award from the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine.

In exceptional circumstances, applications from students enrolled at institutions other than the selected partner institutions may be permitted at the discretion of the Dean of either of the two Colleges, at the request of a Research School Director.

Research areas

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Research School of Biology

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Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

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Research School of Chemistry

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Research School of Computer Sciences

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Research School of Earth Sciences

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Fenner School of Environment and Society

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Mathematical Sciences Institute

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John Curtin School of Medical Research

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ANU Medical School

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Research School of Physics

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Research School of Population Health

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Selection

The selection process for FRT program will be undertaken by a selection committee which will consider the following factors when shortlisting FRT award recipients:

  • academic merit and candidate’s research proposal;
  • ranking of nominated candidates by the collaborating Indonesian institution; 
  • English language ability of candidates; and,
  • ranking of nominated candidates by the host ANU research school

Nomination and application

The FRT award program is only open to candidates from specific collaborating institutions in Indonesia. Every year, the collaborating institutions will be provided with nomination instructions, including a link to the nomination and application portal.

For FRT 2022 round (comprising remotely supervised projects only):

Applications open: mid December 2021

Applications close: late January 2022

Successful FRT award recipients will be notified by 15 February 2022

Further information

Funds awarded under the FRT program must be fully expended by the recipient within 12 months from the date on which the recipient was notified of their award.

It is suggested that the candidates undertake their research project at ANU from June – August. However, the timing can be negotiated between the award recipient and the host Research School/Research group at ANU.

The Research Schools, in consultation with the award recipient and the collaborating Indonesian institution, may also extend the research project beyond 12 weeks. Any ongoing funding to support research experience/projects longer than 12 weeks will be at the discretion of the ANU Research School and the Research group/department hosting the student.

Reference documents

Contact

Please speak to the international relations/collaboration office of your institution to check if it is an FRT collaborating institution. Your international relations office will run the first selection round for your institution and can answer any questions about the program. If your institution is not a collaborating institution or your international office cannot answer your questions, please contact ANU at frt.science@anu.edu.au.

Indonesian students at ANU