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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.

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

There are three award categories:

  • AII Language Teaching Award (up to three recipients per year): recognises excellence in Indonesian language teaching, at any level
  • AII Studies and Cultural Leadership Award (up to three recipients per year): 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
  • AII Distinguished Service Award (one recipient per year): 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.

2021 AII Indonesian Studies Awards recipients

The 2021 AII Indonesian Studies Awards recipients were announced at the National Australian Indonesian Language Awards (NAILA) on 3 December 2021.

AII Language Teaching Award

  • Ms Laura Wimsett, Indonesian Teacher, Wesley College, WA
  • Mrs Bibi Ahmed, former Indonesian Teacher at Scotts Head Public School, NSW
  • Ms Yacinta Kurniasih, Lecturer, Monash University, Vic

AII Studies and Cultural Leadership Award

  • Ms Alfira O’Sullivan, Artistic Director, Suara Indonesian Dance, NSW
  • Dr Lily Yulianti Farid, Research Fellow, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University, Vic
  • Dr Jemma Purdey, Fellow, Australia-Indonesia Centre, Monash University, Vic

AII Distinguished Service Award

  • Emeritus Professor David T. Hill AM, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, WA

The 2021 AII Indonesian Studies Awards selection panel included representatives from the AII Board, a state chapter of Balai Bahasa, the Australia Indonesia Business Council, the National Australian Indonesian Language Awards (NAILA), and a representative from the Indonesian Studies sector.

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