The aims of the ASP are to:
- strengthen the bilateral relationship by building
understanding and appreciation of Australia in Indonesia;
- increase understandings in Indonesia of Australian life,
culture, communities and attitudes;
- strengthen Australian studies as a field of scholarship
in Indonesia; and
- facilitate development of a critical mass of persons
skilled in Australian studies in Indonesia.
The ASP is intended to be broad-based and interdisciplinary,
covering initially literature, history and visual arts in
particular but extending also to other fields of scholarship such
as politics, social sciences, anthropology, economics, law and
engineering. The common theme in applying these disciplines is to increase understanding of Australian society and culture, as well
as Australian institutions and values.
The ASP places particular emphasis on:
- awareness of the diversity of Australian communities and
- developing knowledge of Australian historical
- understanding Australia's position in the world and in
relation tits neighbours in the region.
Applications - General
Applications should be submitted on the general project funding application form.
The AII will consider funding those high-quality projects where
it can play a seeding rather than full funding role and where the
Institute is not the sole source of funding. The AII prefers
smaller projects (up to $A5,000), given the limited amount of funds
available to grants but will, on occasion, consider very
well-researched and high quality larger, institution-based
Applicants are expected to demonstrate that their proposals have
the ability to either strengthen an existing Australian Studies
program or will help lay the foundations for the development of a
new program in the future.
Curriculum and Course development
Assistance is generally in the form of technical advisors from
Australia, or visits by Indonesians to Australian studies programs
Library and On-Line Resources
In January 2007, the Board of the Australia-Indonesia agreed to support a pilot project “Australian Snapshot”
which will identify Indonesian tertiary institutions which have an
Australian Studies Program and provide those institutions with a
range of Australian texts. Consideration has also been given
to the provision of an on-line resource. This project will be
managed by the Embassy in Jakarta and the results of the project
will be reviewed by the Board on an annual basis to ensure that the
assistance is appropriate and being utilised effectively.
Funding for Institutions
Assistance provided to Indonesian universities with an existing
Australian Studies Program or partial seed funding to additional
regional Centres, where an interest in Australian Studies is
identified. Centres that develop partnerships with business will be
regarded as priorities for assistance.