The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) 2014 – Indonéz művészeti és kulturális ösztöndíj

Az Indonéz művészet és kultúra című ösztöndíj a 2014. március 10. és június 22. közötti időszakra szól. Az ösztöndíjasok a program keretében kiválaszthatják azt a két művészeti központot, amelynek munkájába szeretnének bekapcsolódni. A havi ösztöndíj támogatás 1 500 000 rúpia.

Információ Magyarországon

Indonéz Kormány Nagykövetsége
1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26.
email címe: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu
Telefonszám:  (+36-1) 413 3800

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Pályázati határidő: 2014. január 22.

The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been conducted since 2003 and was initially offered to and participated by member countries of the South West Pacific Dialogue (SwPD); Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and the host Indonesia.

Bearing in mind the significance and advantages obtained from the program, the scholarship was expanded over the years to include member countries of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, PIF countries, as well as many countries from all regions in the world. In the period of 2003 to 2013, the scholarship has been awarded to 518 alumni from 55 countries.

Due to limited space and vast amount of interests in the program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with Indonesian Embassies and Consulates overseas, holds a series of selection process. Taken into considerations are, among others, awardees’ backgrounds, regional representations, and interests to learn Indonesian culture.

In order to deepen the awardees’ understanding of Indonesian arts and culture, and to enhance their skills for the final performance, awardees will be divided and assigned by the organising committee to different arts centers for the duration of approximately 3 (three) months. The arts centers are located in Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Makassar, South Sulawesi; Solo, Central Java; Surabaya, East Java.

Awardees will live within or around the arts center, allowing for the chance to experience local heritage and interact with local community. Synergy between theory and practices shared inside and outside the art center would undoubtedly become the driving force for shaping international cultures and norms, and will eventually strengthen regional as well as global understanding and cooperation at a people-to-people level.

Downloadable documents:

the regular programme
special programme
the form for regular programme
dan for special programme 

2014 INDONESIAN ARTS AND CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
Special Program: Indonesian Studies for Future Indonesianists
(8 March – 22 June 2014)
BACKGROUND

The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been conducted since 2003 and was initially offered  to and participated by member countries of the South  West  Pacific  Dialogue  (SwPD);  Australia,  New  Zealand,  Papua  New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and the host Indonesia.

Bearing  in  mind  the  significance  and  advantages  obtained  from  the  program, the  scholarship  was expanded over the years to include member countries of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, PIF  countries, as well as  many countries from all regions in the world. In the period of 2003 to 201 3, the scholarship has  been awarded to 518  alumni from  55  countries.  IACS has two categories: Regular Program and

Special Program.

This year the theme of IACS Special Program is Indonesian Studies for Future Indonesianists (ISFI). The term of Indonesianists refer to foreign individuals who master  about  Indonesia  in  one  or  some  areas,  be  it  in  politics,  economics, socio-cultures,  arts,  and  the like.  It  has  been  acknowledged  that  Indonesian Studies has become one of programs  offered  in some universities around the

world. This program is expected to  provide  more opportunities for students of Indonesian Studies  (or those who wish to study/make a research on Indonesia) to update their knowledge about Indonesia from a closer look.

Due  to  limited  space  in  the  program,  the  Ministry  of  Foreign  Affairs  of  the Republic  of  Indonesia  in  cooperation  with  Indonesian  Embassies  and Consulates  overseas,  hold  a  series  of  selection  process  to  invite  10  (ten) participants.  Taken  into  considerations  are,  among  others,  the ir  backgrounds, regional representations, ability to adapt with diverse cultures,  and their  interest to academically study more about Indonesia from various angles.

In  order  to  deepen  participants’  understanding  of  Indonesia,  the  10  (ten) awardees will learn about new Indonesia in one of universities in Yogyakarta  for the duration of approximately 3 (three) months.

Awardees  will  live  within  or  around  the  learning  centre/university,  allowing  for the chance to experience the local heritage and interact with local community.

Synergy between theory and practices shared inside and  outside the  learning centre  would  undoubtedly  become  the  driving  force for shaping  international cultures  and  norms,  and  will  eventually  strengthen  regional  as  well  as  global understanding and cooperation at a people-to-people level.

OBJECTIVE

ISFI  intends  to  introduce  new  Indonesia  to  interested  individuals  who  have academically  learned  about  Indonesia  and  wish  to specialize  themselves  on

Indonesia,  which  will  make  them  as  Indonesianists.  The  program  will  provide

them  knowledge  about Bahasa  Indonesia,  latest  circumstances  of  Indonesian 

diversity,  politics,  economics,  socio-culture,  democracy,  and  local  wisdoms.

Specific  materials  regarding  United  Nations  Alliance  of  Civilizations  (UNAOC) will also be included in the syllabus of the program.

Aside  of  that,  participants  of  this  program  are  scheduled  to  learn  one  basic traditional dance that will be performed in the closing ceremony of the program, “the Indonesian Channel”.

After completing the program, participants are supposed to be equipped more with  better understanding about Indonesia and complement the knowledge they have acquired in their schools.

PARTICIPANTS

ISFI is  meant for  students who take  up  Indonesian Studies,  or Social Studies, as their major. Other individuals who have sufficient knowledge about Indonesia and would like to study the country more deeply are also welcome to apply.

TIME 

The non-degree arts and culture scholarship is offered for  about  three months period of time, starting on 8 March to 22 June 2014.

LOCATION

After 1 (one) week of  program  orientation/introduction  in Jakarta, awardees  will start  the  program  at  Universitas  Pembangunan Nasional  (UPN)  Veteran  in Yogyakarta.  Do  expect  exposures  to  more  places  like  local  NGOs,  civil organizations,  museums,  other universities,  media,  government  offices, religious and tourism sites, etc.

LIST OF COURSES 

All participants will learn about Indonesia in different aspects. Some materials in the  program  are  Bahasa  Indonesia;  role  of  UNAOC; religious  tolerance; democracy;  latest  progress  on  Indonesian politics;  social  and economy;  as well as Indonesian arts and culture.

The  learning  center  will  also  arrange  visits  to  several  government  and  nongovernment institutions as well as renowned touristdestinations for participants.

Prior to their  residency at  the learning center,  awardees  will  participate in one week orientation in Jakarta and will learn issues such as the Aim and Objectives of  the  Scholarship;  Introduction  to  Indonesian  Culture;  Information  about  the activities; and more detailed curriculum offered by the learning center.

IACS  participants  will  at  the  end  perform  in  an  arts  and  cultural  night  titled “Indonesia  Channel”  to  remark  the  closing  of  the  scholarship  program.   The “Indonesia Channel”  is scheduled to  be held  on  21 June 2014  in  Yogyakarta.

Awardees will return back to their respective countries on the following days.

SCHOLARSHIP COVERAGE
  • The scholarship will cover:
  • Tuition fee;
  • A round trip economy class ticket;
  • Accommodation (board and lodging);
  • Meals for 3 times/day;
  • Health insurance (limited). All recipients are advised to have their own health insurance.
  • Monthly allowance of Rp. 1.500.000,- (given for 3 times).
  • The scholarship will not cover excess baggage for participants.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION
All  applications  should  be  received  by  Directorate  of  Public  Diplomacy, Indonesian  Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  from Indonesian Embassies/Consulates on 29 January 2014 at the latest.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. Candidates must be between the ages of  21 to 30 years-old  with at least a high school diploma;
  2. Candidates should possess high interest  in Indonesian Studies.  Students  or  those with an academic history on Indonesian  Studies will be an advantage, however students of Social Studies are encouraged to apply;
  3. Bearing in mind the intensity of the program, candidates are highly advised to  ensure  prime  physical  conditions,  particularly  for female  candidates  to ensure that they do not conceive prior and during the program;
  4. Candidates  must  complete  the  application  form  (attached)  and  submit  it along with the followings:
    1. 3 (three) passport-sized photographs;
    2. A photo-copy of passport with validity period at least ten months;
    3. A photo-copy of academic diploma;
    4. A  photo-copy  of  the  latest  valid  health  certification  from  a  qualified medical practitioner. On the day of leaving the origin country, participants should  equipped  themselves  with  a  valid  health  certification  from  a qualified medical practitioner;
    5. A  motivation  letter,  stating  why  candidates  are  interested  to  join  IACS and their plans after completing the program;
    6. A letter of recommendation;  could be issued by teachers or instructors or supervisors, etc;
    7. A personal statement declaring the following:
      1. the  willingness  to  be  subject  to  Indonesian  laws  and  regulations during his/her stay in Indonesia;
      2. the  willingness  to  follow  all  the  rules  and  regulations  set  up  by  the organizing committee and learning center;
      3. willingness  not  to  ride  motorbikes  and  cars  during  the  program, unless they have international driving license;
      4. willingness  to  accept  the  facilities  provided  by  the  organizing committee  and  learning  center;  including willingness  to  stay  at  the designated accommodations;
      5. not to work or be employed for financial benefits during the program;
      6. willingness  to  follow  the  travel  arrangements  arranged  by  the
  5. organizing committee to and from Indonesia;
    1. willingness  to  participate  in  all  the  program  arranged  by  the organising  committee  and  learning  center,  unless,  during  the
  6. program, declared unfit by a qualified medical practitioner;
    1. willingness not to return to home countries during the program, unless for emergency reasons.
  7. Candidates are expected to acquire English skill;
  8. The  program  will  include  Bahasa  Indonesia  classes.   A  minimum  skill  ofBahasa  Indonesia  will  be  an  advantage  for  candidates, but  is  not  a  main criterion for the programme.
CONTACT DETAILS
For further information, please send email to:
2014.iacs@gmail.com

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