Since it was founded in 1971 AICEF has supported advanced degrees for over 300 Indonesian students at universities in the United States and given grants to leading US performing arts organizations, universities, to increase the awareness of the cultures of Indonesia. The foundation is a membership organization with interests in education, economic development, the environment, and cultural exchange.
AICEF offers two types of grants:
AICEF 2023 Grant Winners
Aditya Cander: Conductor- In-Residence at Palace of Yogyakarta
New AICEF Grant: Wesleyan and Palace of Yogyakarta Sign Faculty Exchange Agreement
AICEF Sponsors Special Wayang in honor of Biden/Harris Inauguration
AICEF Prize For Cross-Cultural Filmmaking
Overseas Research Grants
To promote and support the timely and successful completion of requirements for a Ph.D. degree by Indonesian students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in accredited United States Colleges and Universities, the Foundation grants scholarships to fund research and travel expenses of students whose dissertation requires travel to and fieldwork or research in Indonesia.
To foster good will and a strong bond of friendship between the people of the United States and the people of the Republic of Indonesia, the Foundation supports individuals, projects and activities sponsored by tax-exempt organizations in the performing and visual arts. We look to support individuals and groups of distinction who further cultural ties between the United States and Indonesia and whose programs will benefit and appeal to a wide range of audiences. Our emphasis is on activities in the United States.
"During my study years in the US, I experienced valuable academic and social experiences...
These have significantly contributed and shaped my academic and public career. I would like to express my
appreciation to AICEF for providing me the scholarship that had facilitated greatly my study years in the US."
Dr. Armida S. Alisjahbana
Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP)
(2018 - Present). Minister of National Development Planning Head,
National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) of
Republic of Indonesia (2009 - 2014)