U.S. Mission Uganda is accepting applications for the Winter 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUIS) on U.S National Security Policy Making for scholars and professionals. The Institute will take place from January 7 through February 17, 2017 at the University of Delaware in Newark.
SUSI is a competitive, intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars and professionals the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the website to obtain general information about the Institutes. The website address is: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.
Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations (non-profits, think tanks, etc.). The ideal candidates are individuals whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of American Studies into its curricula, develop new courses in the subject to enhance and update existing offerings on the United States, or to hold specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme. Ideal candidates should have little or no prior experience in the United States. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, an equally important factor is how participation in the institute will enhance course offerings in U.S. studies at the nominee’s home institution.
How To Apply: Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae plus a one page statement (in one attached document) on how you are involved in teaching and introducing aspects of American Studies into your curricula, developing new courses in the subject of the institute you are interested in, enhancing and updating existing courses on the United States, plan to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. Studies areas related to the program theme or how you plan to directly apply your new knowledge in your work.
Applications should be sent to the Cultural Affairs Section, U.S. Mission Uganda
Phone: 0414-306313/306311; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: September 28, 2016