2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars | Application deadline: January 05, 2019

U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the competitive summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars.  The Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours.  The program provides foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United States’ society, culture, and institutions.  The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

Institute Themes:

  • American Politics and Political Thought
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap
  • Religious Freedom and Pluralism
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Journalism and Media
  • American Culture and Values

Prospective candidates should be mid-career (between 30-50 years old), highly-motivated and experienced professionals from institutions focused on higher education or research.  The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with excellent scholarly and professional credentials with little or no prior experience in the United States.  Potential candidates should be able to describe how participation in the Institute will enhance course offerings in U.S. studies at the nominee’s home institution. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Institute’s website for more information.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae plus a one page statement to kampalaexchanges@state.gov.  Applicant’s statements should describe their involvement in teaching and how taking part in the Summer 2019 Institute will assist with introducing aspects of U.S. Studies into their curricula, developing new courses on the United States in their home institutions, or offering specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. Studies areas related to the program theme.

Applications should be sent by email to: kampalaexchanges@state.gov.

Subject line should be: SUSI for Scholars Program.

Application deadline:  January 05, 2019