What is Research Dive?

Research Dive is a hackathon-style event organized by Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ), in which about 20 researchers collaboratively explore and analyze datasets related to development and humanitarian issues in Indonesia. Selected researchers from research organizations will be grouped into four to five teams, to analyze data, develop analytical tools, and produces technical reports that will be widely shared.

Who is eligible to apply?

We are looking for mid career researchers:

  • Researchers with postgraduate degree (Master) with two to seven years of relevant research or teaching experiences with proven scientific publications
  • Researchers pursuing doctoral degree with proven scientific publications
  • Researchers with doctoral degree but no longer than six years as Ph.D

How to select an attendee?

PLJ selects 15-20 researchers fully based on applications including the following, specifically, reviewing academic background, research experience, and the quality of proposed approaches.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation letter
  • One pager explaining (a) two most interesting tasks, (b) relevant research experience, and (c) proposed approaches to tackle the tasks

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

1. How is the format of the event?

The event will be held over three days. On the first half day, participants will have greetings, induction to the lab, and brainstorming session to decide approaches on research. Start from the day after, researchers will have two full days to conduct the research in group. On the last day, there will be final presentation from each group to share their findings. You may see below the event schedule:

  • Day 1. Greetings, Induction, & Brainstorming (03.00 pm - 06.30 pm)
  • Day 2. Research Dive (08.00 am - 09.00 pm)
  • Day 3. Research Dive (08.00 am - 09.00 pm)
  • Day 4. Final presentation (half-day, will be ended around 12.00 pm)

2. I pursued my doctoral degree more than 6 years ago, may I participate?

Research Dive is designed for mid-career researchers. We assume that applicants will have had their doctorates for approximately six years, as an indicator of having reached mid-career level. We consider those who have had their doctorates for more than 6 years to be senior researchers. While senior researchers are regrettably ineligible to participate in this event, we hope that there will be other opportunities for collaboration in the future.

3. I have master degree with 2+ years relevant experiences in related areas, but I do not have enough scientific publication, may I apply?

Please contact to plj-proposal@un.or.id

4. How are teams determined?

Selected applicants will be grouped based on their task preference, research experience, and academic background.

5. What should I bring with me to Research Dive?

To make the most of research activities during the event, participants have to bring laptop, charger, flash disk or external hard disk, research tools, instrument, software or any additional materials you may need.

If you need additional software, please contact to plj-proposals@un.or.id

6. Is there any accommodation and transportation provided?

Pulse Lab Jakarta will provide transportation (round-trip ticket), in-town transportation for participant from Jabodetabek, accommodation during the event as well as meals and refreshments.

7. Do we have to attend all of the discussion sessions?

We strongly encourage you to be present for the entire event to keep update the findings either from your group or other.

8. I was participant of previous Research Dive, may I apply for the second time?

Each Research Dive has different theme. If you have relevant research experience and hands-on skills on related theme, you are welcome to apply.

9. Whom do I contact for further information about Research Dive?

Please send your further question through plj-proposals@un.or.id

Pulse Lab Jakarta  |   Wisma Nusantara 5th Floor Jl. MH. Thamrin No.59 Jakarta-Indonesia  |  +62-21-3983-8473  |  plj-proposals@un.or.id