2020 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) Scholars Program – Deadline: January 11, 2020
o Eligibility: Outstanding mid-career university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals.
o Program Description: 5- to 6-week intensive, post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars an opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.
o 2020 program themes: American Culture & Values; Journalism & Media; Religious Freedom & Pluralism; U.S. Economics and Business; U.S. Foreign Policy; Youth, Workforce Development, & Closing the Skills Gap.
The Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) are five- to six-week academic programs focusing on topics in U.S. studies for groups of foreign undergraduates, scholars, and teachers. Hosted by universities and colleges throughout the United States, the Institutes include an intensive academic residency, an educational study tour to another region of the United States, and opportunities for participants to engage with American peers. Institutes for Student Leaders also include community service activities and leadership development.
Eligibility and Application Overview
Program participants are recruited and nominated by Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and in some cases, Fulbright Commissions around the world. Candidates from non-elite backgrounds and historically underserved groups such as indigenous groups, Afro-Latinos, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.