Funding Mission

DIPI funds fundamental and frontier research that show promise for increasing the knowledge value of scientific exploration in Indonesian society. DIPI aims to support the establishment of a vibrant scientific community in Indonesia, on par with global and international scientific peers.


Indonesian based researchers who can show evidence of ability to lead and be actively engaged in the proposed research investigation can apply to become DIPI Grant Recipient and Principal Investigator of the research project.


Applicants have to show a record of  publication(s) in national or international peer reviewed scientific publications.


Applicants must be affiliated with an organization or legal entity educational, research or application of research base. Such affiliation may be with single or multiple organizations, government or private, for-profit on non-profit.

Financial support

Competitive research grants of up to 3 years can be requested at maximum amount of IDR 1.5B (or approximately US$ 100K) per year that are composed of:

  • Salaries and stipends of Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, Researchers, Technicians and Research staff wages.
  • Travel related to sampling of material(s) or data analysis required for research activities.
  • Other direct costs that can include computer services, publication costs, workshop, conferences, facilities and other resources.
  • Overhead.


Each year DIPI will have specific Focus Areas based on SAINS45-Indonesian Science Agenda Towards a Century of Independence, that will be offered as a joint call with other funding bodies and/or specific DIPI only grants.

In 2016, DIPI provides grants in the following areas:

  • Life, health and nutrition
  • Identity, diversity and culture