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2022 Australia-Indonesia Institute Indonesian Studies Awards

The Australia-Indonesia Institute’s (AII) Indonesian Studies Awards recognise the achievements and contributions of Indonesian language teachers, researchers, and leaders in Indonesian cultural outreach in Australia.

There are three award categories:

  • AII Language Teaching Award - up to three award recipients per year
  • AII Studies and Cultural Leadership Award - up to three award recipients per year
  • AII Distinguished Service Award - one award recipient per year

Each award recipient receives a certificate and cash prize of $1000.

2022 AII Indonesian Studies Award Recipients

The 2022 AII Indonesian Studies Award recipients were announced at the annual National Australian Indonesian Language Awards (NAILA) ceremony on 2 December 2022.

The 2022 program was delivered by NAILA, an initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA).

AII Language Teaching Award

Recognises excellence in Indonesian language teaching, at any level.

2022 Awardees:

  • Zara Maxwell-Smith
  • Sri Rahasti
  • Mei Turnip
  • Jillian Shoebridge

AII Studies and Cultural Leadership Award

Recognises excellence in study or research at any level and across any discipline, or in cultural education and outreach, which has contributed to an increased understanding of Indonesia among Australians.

2022 Awardees:

  • Desak Putu Warti
  • Anne Suryani 

AII Distinguished Service Award

Recognises dedicated service in Indonesian Studies or teaching and/or cultural education and outreach for more than 25 years, which has resulted in a substantial increase in Australians’ understanding of Indonesian language and culture.

2022 Awardee:

  • Virginia Hooker

In 2022, the selection panel made the decision to recognise two further nominees outside of the three award categories.

AII Special Commendation

Recognises significant achievement in the recipients’ field and highlights strong potential for the future.

2022 Awardees:

  • Janet Teowarang
  • Stephanie Howard
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