The goal of the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars program is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. This five-week program combines classes, seminars, workshops, and cultural visits.
The call for applications will be open to multinational groups on the following topics:
The programs will take place at various colleges, universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five weeks
THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024 CYCLE IS NOW OPEN
Submit your application from November 15 through December 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Candidate Profile and Eligibility Requirements
Important note for all potential applicants to U.S. exchange programs
As of November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizens seeking to enter the United States by air are NOT required to comply with requirements related to COVID-19 testing and vaccination status, but it is recommended that you do, for your own safety.
For the latest information from the CDC and guidance, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html.
If you have any questions related please contact us through BecasEEUU@state.gov.
Program Requirements and Restrictions
In addition to the requirements listed above, all participants are expected to participate fully in the program. Please note that this is an intensive program; participants must attend all lectures and organized activities, and complete assigned readings.
SUSI fellows may not apply to any SUSI program. After two years, they may apply to other U.S. Embassy-sponsored programs other than SUSI.
How to Apply
When submitting your application, please make sure that all the information is correct. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be reviewed.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I don’t have a visa. May I apply?
Yes. Having a visa is not required to apply. Candidates should be eligible for a J-1 visa.
What expenses does the SUSI scholarship cover?
The scholarship covers the costs of visa, travel, accommodation, tuition fees, and medical insurance.
Can a family member of a U.S. Embassy employee apply to the program?
Family members of U.S. Embassy employees are not eligible for this program.
Can a relative travel or stay with the SUSI program participant?
No. Relatives cannot travel or stay with participants during the program.
Where do fellows live?
During the program, fellows live in shared university dorms with common bathrooms on campus. Most meals are provided at campus facilities.
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