Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) Scholars Program in USA
The American Center, U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce Spring 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking for multinational groups of experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals.
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.
Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute.
Course Level: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are six-week 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.
Study Subject: Scholarship provides an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the United States.
Number of Scholarships: There are 18 scholarships available.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
- The SUSI Scholar 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.
- Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated, experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research-focused organizations (not-forprofits, 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. Ideal candidates will have little or no prior experience in the United States.
- Candidates should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program, study tour and must be comfortable with campus life and an active program schedule.
Nationality: Citizens of Bangladesh are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute.
How to Apply: Please send your application electronically to Ms. Shaheen Khan at Khansa-at-state.gov.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 28, 2018.