Sunday, May 25, 2008


FASID Fieldwork Program

Jeneponto Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
August 6-23, 2008

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Fieldwork is an endeavor to travel an unknown path. To reach the destination, the fieldworker collects many pieces of information and investigates what they mean. The compass is the fieldworker’s concern and sensibility. There is no shortcut or fast track.

Another aspect of fieldwork is to immerse oneself in relationships with others. People in front of you are not simple objectives of research. The longer you stay in a location, the closer you become to them. “How do I relate with my host family, their neighbors, village officials or extension workers?” “How do I live in these relationships?” “What is development for me, and for the people in the community?” Fieldwork gives us many chances to think about these fundamental questions.

Join our Program! We guarantee that your experiences in the Program will become a firm foundation on which to build your future.

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* Japan: Approximately 15 persons
The program is especially for the people who are interested in international development and want to improve the basic skills of fieldwork. All applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate school in Japan. Those who have been accepted by a graduate school in Japan but have not yet started their study are eligible to apply. Foreign students are welcomed.
* Indonesia: Approximately 5 persons
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate program. Priority will be given to those who are actively involved in community work. Age between 23 to 30 years old at the time of applying.

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* Applicants in Japan: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
No screening interview. The result of screening will be sent by FASID to all applicants by 4th week of June.
* Applicants in Indonesia: Monday, June 23, 2008
Short-listed applicants will be invited to the screening interview in Makassar. Applicants outside Makassar will be interviewed by phone. The result of screening will be sent by MKS by mid-July only to the short-listed applicants.

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* Application form
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* Essay
Explain your reasons for applying for the FASID Fieldwork Program. Demonstrate the connection between your interests and the program’s objectives and content. Write in English. Maximum 400 words.
* A photocopy of an English proficiency test score (eg. TOEFL , TOEIC, IELTS)
If you have not taken any proficiency tests, your English proficiency will be judged based on your self-evaluation in the application form.

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Send your application materials by post to the following address.

* If you are applying in Japan:
Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID)
Att. Naomi Okiyama
Chiyoda-kaikan Bldg. 5F, 1-6-17 Kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Email: Tel.03 5226 0303 Fax.03 5226 0023

(Address in Japanese) 〒102-0074 東京都千代田区九段南1-6-17 千代田会館5F
財団法人国際開発高等教育機構(FASID) 事業部 沖山尚美

* If you are applying in Indonesia:
Media Kajian Sulawesi (MKS) Att. Armin Hari
Address: Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 9, No. 76, Tamalanrea Jaya, Makassar 90245
Email: Tel/Fax. (0411) 586459 Cell. 0813 4271 2551