DIPI is an independent agency that directly funds researchers to provide world-class scientific research needed to build Indonesia’s global competitiveness. DIPI was established to provide support for researchers who show strong evidence and potential for exemplary scientific merit. Learn more about DIPI.
DIPI funds fundamental and frontier research that demonstrate potential for advancing scientific knowledge and investigations that will benefit Indonesian society. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposal within, but not limited to, the eight focus areas outlined in SAINS45. Learn more about DIPI focus areas.
The Principal Investigator (PI) should demonstrate the groundbreaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of his or her scientific proposal. It is important for a PI to show the ability to lead and be actively engaged in the proposed research investigation, as evidenced by past publication(s) in national or international peer reviewed scientific publications.
A PhD/Doctoral degree is not required although applicants must show ability to lead and be actively engaged in the proposed research with a track record of publications in national or international peer reviewed scientific publication(s).
Highly exceptional applicants that do not yet have an established track record of scientific publications but submit proposal ideas that meet DIPI scientific merit criteria may be considered. However, applicants should already be working in a field that relates to DIPI’s priority areas.
Yes, a PI must hold an affiliation with an educational and/or a research based organization. Such affiliation may be with single or multiple organizations, government or private, for-profit or non-profit.
No, a PI can only submit one application at a time and multiple applications will not be accepted.
Yes, a PI may be listed as a co-PI or research personnel on another proposal.
A PI is head of the research group who holds primary research and legal responsibility over all other members of the group. A Co-Principal Investigator maybe part of a research group as an invidual that the PI relies on to assume research/scientific responsibilities above those of other personnel. The Co-PI does not share any legal authority over budgetary matters with the PI. Disbursement of awards is made under contract between DIPI, PI and PI’s institution.
Yes, for the 2016 Research Call, PI’s applying for funding are required to be Indonesian nationals and hold residence in Indonesia. This requirement may be changed in the future.
An institution letter of support is not required for submission but is strongly encouraged at the application stage. However, a letter will eventually be required in order to receive funding at the end of the review process should your proposal be recommended for an award.
The procedures for evaluating applicant’s qualifications will focus on the scientific creativity, the innovative aspects of the research approaches, and the potential of the project to have a significant impact on the field.
Proposals will also be evaluated based on their scientific relevance, broader impacts, investigator qualification and sustainability. Other criteria include relevance to DIPI’s priority and focus areas.
All proposals will undergo a thorough peer-review and merit-based multi-stage evaluation process. Details on the different stages of the review process (i.e., initial screening, peer review, interview etc.) may be found in the DIPI Grant Manual.
Download DIPI Grant Manual 2016 for complete guidance on submitting a research proposal.
All proposals are submitted through the online application website. Applicants are given online notification(s) of the processing outcome of their proposal. The online application system in the DIPI website will guide applicants on procedures and information necessary to complete and submit the proposal.
The deadline of proposal submission for DIPI Research Call 2016 is July 31, 2016.
No, for the DIPI Research Call 2016, PI’s applying for funding are not required to submit an Expression of Interest. However, this requirement may vary in the future and in different calls such as DIPI-MRC and DIPI-RCUK.
Grants can be requested for up to 3 years. All projects that receive funding must be completed by December 31, 2019.
DIPI Research Call 2016 will be focused on
See the complete DIPI focus areas based on SAINS45 here.
Considering the international scope of the DIPI granting process, all proposals must be written in English.
Grants can be requested at the maximum amount of US$100K (IDR 1.5B) per year for up to 3 years.
Around 20-50 grants will be offered and will depend on the number of applications received each year.
Financial support will be provided in the form of block grants given to PI. After PI’s budget is approved following scientific merit review, the grant contract is signed by DIPI, PI and the PI’s Institution. The PI can then access the funds through Fiscal Agent(s) assigned by DIPI who will help PIs manage the disbursement of funds based on research needs and approved budget, workplan, and standard operating procedures (SOP).
DIPI Call 2016 received positive feedbacks from researchers, indicated by the high numbers of proposals received at 467. There were 205 proposals in focus area 1 (Identity, Diversity, and Culture), and 262 proposals in focus area 3 (Life, Health, and Nutrition).
DIPI involved local and international prominent scientists during the Scientific Review Panel Meeting process, illustrating DIPI’s seriousness to look for high-quality proposals. There were 51 peer reviewers in focus area 1 and 120 peer reviewers in focus area 3.
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