Institutional level
The institute welcomes international, multidisciplinary research proposals and collaborative grant applications of high quality from academic institutions and research groups in the following areas:


  • Cultural psychiatry
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Gerontology
  • Community-based medicine and psychiatry
  • Psychology of religion
  • Trauma and Disaster
  • PTSD



Individual level
Individuals may also request research or educational collaborations with the institute. For such requests to be considered, the following requirements should be met:

A. Necessary conditions:

  • A postgraduate degree (MSc, PhD, etc.) in psychiatry, psychology, medicine, or related disciplines.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s research (e.g. academic publications) or educational (e.g. teaching) competence and activity.
  • Proof of funding/sponsorship to cover the applicant’s research and living expenses in Indonesia.
  • A visa that allows the applicant to work in Indonesia.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance.
  • The required vaccinations.
  • Official proof of a clear criminal record.



B. Desirable (but not necessary) conditions:

  • Spoken and written knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Familiarity with the Balinese language, culture, and religion.
  • International driving license.



NB. The institute reserves the right to charge the applicant(s) fees for use of its facilities and personnel as required by the proposed research designs.


SIMH has a longstanding and ongoing international academic research tradition. We have run collaborative studies with universities, such as:

The University of Edinburgh, UK
The University of Sydney, Australia
The University of Warwick, UK
The University of California (Davis), US
The University of Hawaii, US
The University of Melbourne, Australia
The University of Queensland, Australia
The University of Vermont, US
The University of Kiel, Germany
Rollins College, US
Leiden University, Holland

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