The research scholarship programme “Biodiversity and Health” aims to strengthen the partnership between German and Indonesian research initiatives, focusing on the innovative discovery and conservation of biodiversity, with the intent of supporting the sustainable development of new medical products.

The programme shall enable young scientists from Indonesia, who will be offered scholarships funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (BMBF), to conduct their PhD studies and research in Germany, within the framework of eight German-Indonesian collaborative research projects agreed between BMBF, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (KEMENRISTEKDIKTI), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).

The cooperation projects:

Project-relevant subject areas:

  • Chemistry (e.g. Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • Biology (e.g. Microbiology, Biotechnology, Taxonomy (Botanist & Zoologist), Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry/Metabolomics, Ecologist)
  • Bioinformatics / Systems Biology
  • Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences (e.g. Immunology, Infection Biology)

Contributing German and Indonesian universities and institutions: 

You can find further information on the respective scholarships here:

Type A: Doctorate in Germany

Type B: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany (short-term)

Type C: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany (long-term)

Type D: Feldforschung deutscher Doktoranden in Indonesien

Type E: Senior Experts in Germany (short-term)