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A fellowship that funds the graduate education for Indonesian government future leaders to top schools in the U.S.

Progran Overview

The 2020 Edward E. Masters Fellowship Program is now accepting applications.

The USINDO Edward E. Masters Fellowship Program supports graduate-level education in the United States for future leaders of the Indonesian Government. Since 2009, the program has awarded full-tuition scholarships and living stipends to twenty top-ranked junior and mid-career diplomats in the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KEMLU), to pursue graduate studies in International Relations and International Law at prestigious universities in the United States. As of 2015, the eligible fields of study also include: Public Policy, Environmental Studies, and Economics. The program is now entering its ninth successful year, and USINDO is expanding the program to other Ministries in Indonesia.

USINDO is now seeking applications from highly qualified KEMLU junior or mid-career diplomats for the programs of study beginning in Fall 2019. Coordinators at Pusdiklat and USINDO provide support for those candidates accepted into the fellowship to select and apply to schools, accept university offers, process visas, and address any issues that may arise through the duration of their studies.

Interested applicants should note that minimum requirements are somewhat flexible. If a candidate does not achieve the minimum requirement in one section of the application but is very strong in others, this will be considered during the selection process. Candidates should not be deterred from applying because they do not meet quantitative minimums outlined in the application.