Higher Education & Research

The objective of PRESTASI (Program to Extend Scholarships & Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts) for Education Sector scholarships is to help build human capacity in the higher education and research sub-sectors. Representatives from KemRistekDikti, MOEC, MORA, and their subsidiary offices at the national, provincial, and district level who work in the education sector. This includes all USAID education program stakeholder institutions such as assistant faculty and faculty of private and public universities, research centers, polytechnics and vocational schools.

Priority will be given to candidates from West and North Sumatra; South and West Kalimantan; West and East Nusa Tenggara; Southeast Sulawesi; Papua and West Papua.

The following study programs will be supported:

  1. Master of Education and Arts degrees in the following focus areas:
    • Information Communications Technology (ICT) in teaching methodologies as it relates to vocational or for higher education in science communication
    • Science (including applied and social sciences), engineering or mathematics education
    • Curriculum development in higher education
    • Workforce development through higher education institutions
    • Educational leadership and management in higher education institutions
    • Education policy for higher education.
  2. Master's degrees including research components. USAID will support researchers and scientists in higher education and research institutions to learn research­ related skills in topical areas such as infectious diseases, maternal child health, marine sciences, and biodiversity, climate change and adaptation and other focus areas of USAID' s strategy.

PRESTASI is accepting applications for Scholarships in the development fields of Higher Education & Research. Applications from other related fields will be considered. The deadline is May 16, 2016. For further information go to Home Page: Our Scholarship: Announcement