The U.S. Embassy Vilnius is accepting applications from scholars of higher education and teachers or administrators of secondary education to participate in the 2022 summer SUSI program.
Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators are post-graduate level academic programs for mid-career foreign scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators whose purpose is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
These Institutes are comprised of a four to five-week academic residency and a one to two-week educational study tour to a different region of the United States. During the Institutes, scholars engage in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks with American scholars, meet with experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, participate in research symposia and conferences.
- Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly motivated and experienced scholars or secondary school teachers and administrators.
- Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their 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 education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields.
- While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important.
- Priority will be given to candidates who have no or limited prior experience in the United States, and who have a special interest and experience in the field of secondary or higher education as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.
For more information, visit https://lt.usembassy.gov/scholars-and-secondary-school-educators-apply-for-susi-2022/