The average base salary for academics in Indonesia seems to be quite low. It seems likely that they receive various extra incomes that can be higher than their base salary; otherwise, they won't be able to survive. Are research grants one of these incomes? How do universities in Indonesia manage research grants?

  • I don't know about Indonesia, but in many countries academics can have industry contracts from which they can get extra income. Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 10:13

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I did my advanced studies in southeast Asia. One of my professors was from Indonesia. When I was talking to him one time he shared that when applying for a grant the researcher should put in a "consulting fee". This fee covered the researchers time. I can't say if this is standard practice but it is first person testimony from the country.

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