[My Escape] – Meet My Humble Supervisor

Hampir empat tahun sejak saya lulus dari program Pascasarjana ITB. Sepanjang waktu itulah saya tidak berjumpa dengan bapak ini, Ir. Hardi Nusantara M.T. Pembimbing thesis saya kala itu. Salah satu dosen di program Teknik Telekomunikasi ITB yang mempunyai spesialisasi di bidang Komunikasi Serat Optik.

Kesan selama diajar oleh beliau selalu positif. Menjelaskan tentang pengertian Komunikasi Serat Optik hingga diberi tugas besar perancangan jaringan Fiber Optik di daerah Bandung (tugas yang satu ini hampir setara seperti karya BAB 3 dan BAB 4 TA/Skripsi mahasiswa-mahasiswa saya) dengan cara yang menyenangkan. Pertama, mungkin karena kami adalah mahasiswa program Pascasarjana, dimana jumlah peserta kuliah tidak sampai 20 orang, dan selalu tenang ketika diberi penjelasan di dalam kelas. Kedua, memang faktor beliau dalam menyampaikan materi yang begitu smooth sehingga cukup mudah dimengerti.

Singkat cerita kala itu akhirnya saya memilih beliau sebagai supervisor thesis saya, karena topik yang saya angkat memang terkait Fiber Optik. Namun, beberapa “obstacle” yang akhirnya membuat saya harus mengganti topik thesis hingga tiga kali, jadilah saya menggunakan “Plan D”. Bukan spesialisasi beliau memang, tapi saya tetap mempercayai beliau untuk membimbing karya akhir saya itu, hingga ke tahap akhir, sidang Thesis.

15 Mei 2017, saya bertemu beliau kembali di Lab Telmat, Labtek VIII, Lantai 4 untuk meminta “Recommendation Letter” terkait pengajuan MEXT scholarships. Senang sekali rasanya, pertama karena saya dapat bertemu beliau kembali secara tidak sengaja, dalam waktu yang sangat tepat sekali, ya, bisa dibilang, “semesta mendukung” saya kala itu. Banyak hal dalam rangkaian peristiwa di hari itu yang sungguh-sungguh tidak akan lekang dalam ingatan saya untuk waktu yang cukup lama dalam suatu rangkaian waktu yang cukup singkat itu.

Untuk mengakhiri postingan saya kali ini, pak Hardi, dimanapun anda berada saat ini, semoga kesehatan dan kesuksesan menyertai anda selalu. Salam. Cheers.


[Scholarships] – Endeavour Scholarship

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field.
The objective of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is to provide individuals of academic merit with high-quality learning opportunities that contribute to Australia’s standing as a world-leader in education and research. The program supports Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research.
Since 2007, a total of 4,481 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have been received by internationals and 1,330 have been received by Australians to undertake research, study or professional development across 127 eligible countries.

Funding

Funding for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program is provided by the Australian Government. The program typically offers three–quarters of the scholarships and fellowships funded each year to overseas citizens, with support ranging from short-term fellowships or research placements to full postgraduate degrees. Australians receive support to undertake targeted research and professional development overseas.

Berikut link beasiswa:
https://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour%20program/scholarships-and-fellowships/applications/pages/applications.aspx


[Scholarships] – The Toyota Foundation – International Grant Program 2017

The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations.

With multinational teams comprised of participants from diverse backgrounds, projects can avoid conventional linear relationships, such as “supporter and supported” or “instructor and trainee,” and instead form cooperative and creative alliances that consider, act on, and construct solutions to shared issues. The grant program anticipates that these partnerships, which extend beyond such factors as nationality, age, and organizational affiliation, will produce significant social change through fostering a process of mutual learning.

Berikut link beasiswa:
https://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/program/asian_neighbors.html


[Scholarships] – New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)


Deadline:  30 August, 2017 midnight New Zealand time

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) is a Government funded scholarship administered by Education New Zealand.
The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand.  The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to three years.

Link beasiswa:
https://enzscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/FundDetails.aspx?577436547345666C42476A334B4B54453362746A37794E7367454436595773734955463566465A34776B5377484A4E4E325652365969726476696F344E546B59


[Scholarships] – Beasiswa Pemerintah Jepang (MEXT) – Program Research Student S2 & S3


Program ini ditujukan untuk mereka yang berminat dalam program research student di perguruan tinggi di Jepang.
Pada saat menjalani masa research student, peminat diperbolehkan melamar ke program degree (S-2 / S-3 / professional graduate course) atau meneruskan program S-3 setelah menyelesaikan program S-2 / professional graduate course, apabila lulus seleksi tes ujian yang diberikan oleh universitas yang bersangkutan.
Peminat juga dapat langsung masuk ke program degree tanpa mengikuti research student apabila telah mendapatkan izin dari universitas yang bersangkutan. Beasiswa diberikan tanpa ikatan dinas, mencakup 100% biaya kuliah, biaya tunjangan hidup (kurang lebih ¥143.000 per bulan), dan tiket pesawat pp.

Link beasiswa MEXT:
http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp/sch_rs2018.html