2020 Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars | Application deadline:  January 03, 2020

2020 Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars

U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the competitive summer 2020 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 Culture and Values

Journalism and Media

Religious Freedom and Pluralism

U.S. Economics and Business

U.S. Foreign Policy

Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap

Prospective candidates should be mid-career (generally 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 http://exchanges.state.gov/susi for general information about the institutes.

The Study of the U.S. Institutes cover all costs of an individual’s participation including transportation, lodging, and meals as well as a book stipend.  Participants should bring their own spending money if they wish to purchase souvenirs or other items during their time in the United States.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae plus a short personal essay to kampalaexchanges@state.gov.  Applicants’ essays should convey why the participant is interested in participating in the particular Institute, what s/he expects to gain from the experience, what s/he will bring to the program, and how s/he will leverage the experience to achieve greater impact.

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

Subject line should be: SUSI for Scholars Program.

Application deadline:  January 03, 2020