Indonesian Peningkatan Kualitas Publikasi Internasional (PKPI) Program

Northern Illinois University offers the opportunity for doctoral students studying at Indonesian universities to participate in the PKPI program at NIU. Students selected for this program will work under the supervision of a selected professor to develop and advance their research projects or articles for publication. The program includes a weekly seminar to prepare scholars for publishing in an academic journal. PKPI is funded by DIKTI, Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia.

NIU has a strong reputation in Indonesia and is developing academic partnerships with several Indonesian universities. Notable NIU alumni from Indonesia include Ryaas Rasyid, Affan Gaffar, Anies Baswedan, Riswanda Imawan, Andi Mallarangeng, Ikhlasul Amal and Ramlan Surbakti.

Read more about PKPI in NIU Today!

Opportunities for PKPI Scholars

  • Access to NIU Founders Memorial Library’s extensive reference materials, databases and the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection
  • Research mentorships with an NIU professor
  • Weekly seminar on article development, writing and publishing
  • Other seminars on campus, including Friday lecture series hosted by the NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • On-campus housing, which includes a meal plan with some amenities
  • O’Hare International Airport pick-up and return

Program Fees and Expenses

  • PKPI Scholars are responsible for covering their own travel and expenses while in the United States and for program fees. Successful applicants are encouraged to apply to DIKTI to cover these costs.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a letter of application along with your research plan (research or journal abstract) and curriculum vitae to Professor Eric Jones, Acting Director, NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies, at
  • Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance (LoA) indicating when they could start the program.