The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Angola welcomes applications for the 2019 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTE ON U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICYMAKING. Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.
January 3 to February 15, 2019
Program Details: Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour. Posts and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes. The website address is: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi.
The Department of State will cover travel and ground transportation, as well as book, cultural, housing, subsistence, mailing, incidental allowances and health benefits for all participants.
To obtain more information on the Study of the U.S. Institutes program, visit: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi
Candidate Description and Qualifications: Study of the U.S. Institutes are highly competitive. Priority will be given to candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component; who have no prior or limited experience in the United States; and who have special interest in the program subject areas as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties. In addition, ECA/A/E/USS makes every effort to have both a geographic and gender balance in the makeup of the Institute.
Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations (not-for-profits, think tanks, etc.). While the educational level of participants will likely vary, most should have graduate degrees and have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a related field.
Ideal candidates are individuals whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, to develop new courses in the subject of the Institute, to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important. Candidates should have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in a university-level academic program.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Application Form (PDF 90 KB)
- Curriculum Vitae (English version)
- Signed letter of recommendation from Teacher/Supervisor (Portuguese or English version)
- Identification Document (photocopy)
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
To submit an application by e-mail, send materials to PASInboxLuanda@state.gov. with your name and “2019 SUSI for Student Leaders Program” in the subject line.