Working Paper -</br>Investing in Knowledge: The Establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund

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Working Paper -
Investing in Knowledge: The Establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund

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Indonesia is a member of the G20 group of the world’s wealthiest nations but it spends only a tiny amount of its national resources on scientific research. This working paper describes how a number of Indonesian key actors, under the leadership of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences has contributed to the establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund which will help to increase the amount of funding available to Indonesian researchers who want, through their research, to contribute to address key social and economic concerns of the Indonesian people. The Indonesian Science Fund is a key milestone by the Indonesian government to upgrade its research capacity and change the way research funding is awarded, basing it on a competitive and merit-based selection process, open to any type of research entity in Indonesia.