AIPI Officially Announced the Indonesian Science Fund

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The Indonesian Science Fund (DIPI) convened its first announcement on 30 March 2016 at the Ministry of Finance Building, Jakarta. Prof Bambang Brodjonegoro, the Minister of Finance, officially launched the Indonesian Science Fund. The announcement was also attended by Prof Emil Salim the former minister of State for Population and the Environment, Dr Bruce Albert the U.S. Science Envoy to Indonesia (2010-2012), Prof Cheryl Praeger the Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science, Prof Sangkot Marzuki the President of Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), and other prominent figures in scientific society.

The President of AIPI remarked that DIPI is expected to motivate Indonesian researchers to propose their best idea. He also added that this programme is supported by the Government of Indonesia, United States, Australia, and United Kingdom.

DIPI is an independent body under auspices of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI). DIPI supports Indonesian scientists by providing sustainable funding for their scientific researches. There are eight focus areas of the research that will be funded by DIPI which are 1) Identity, diversity, and culture; 2) Archipelago, marine, and bio-resources; 3) Life, healt, and nutrition; 4) Water, food, and energy; 5) Earth, climate, and the universe; 6) Natural disasters and community resilience; 7) Materials and computational science; and 8) Economy, society, and governance.

SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) which is also a Centre focusing on the development of scientific society, especially in the improvement the quality of teachers and education personnel in science, was invited by AIPI to attend the announcement. The involvement of SEAQIS in the activity indicates a support from AIPI and DIPI for science teachers to actively conduct scientific research.

Further information about DIPI can be found in the following website: http://www.dipi.id/en/home/.