2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars  | Closing: Friday, December 3, 2021  

U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the competitive 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars consisting of a virtual academic residency from June through August 2022 and an in-person component later in 2022.  SUSI for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours that 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.  The program will utilize a hybrid format with an initial virtual component involving lectures, small group discussions, videos, readings, panels, site visits, assignments, and individual or group activities.  This will be followed by an in-person component in the United States at the host institution, contingent upon health, safety, and travel conditions.   

During the virtual academic residency, participants will engage remotely from their home countries in SUSI activities.  If conditions allow, participants will travel to the United States sometime between September and December 2022 to participate in educational and cultural activities inside and outside of the classroom, lectures and site visits to local communities.  The in-person component will be organized taking into consideration all necessary safety guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, local and campus authorities.    

Institute Themes: 

  • American Culture and Values  
  • Journalism and Media  
  • Religious Pluralism in the United States  
  • U.S. Economics and Business  
  • U.S. Foreign Policy  
  • Workforce Development  

Prospective candidates should be mid-career (between 30-50 years old), highly motivated, and experienced university faculty  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.   

SUSI for Scholars covers all costs of an individual’s participation including program administration, 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 personal essay of up to 1000 words 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. Only serious applications will be reviewed.   

SUSI for Scholars is a highly competitive worldwide program.  Ugandan finalists will be competing against applicants from around the world.  

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

Subject line should be:  SUSI for Scholars Program.  

 Application deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021