Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Program for Scholars

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique welcomes applications for the 2020 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Program for Scholars. SUSI programs are intensive post-graduate level academic programs designed 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 the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

Program Details:SUSI for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2020. Each Institute includes a four week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour. Institutes will be held in the following themes in U.S. Studies:

  • American Politics and Political Thought
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Freedom and Pluralism
  • American Culture and Values
  • S. Foreign Policy
  • Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap

The Department of State will cover travel and ground transportation, as well as book, cultural, housing, subsistence, mailing, and incidental allowances and health benefits for all participants. For more information on the Study of the U.S. Institutes Program, visit:

Candidate Description and Qualifications: The SUSI Program is highly competitive.

Candidates must:

  • be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated, experienced scholars and professionals from research or higher education or research organizations (not-for-profits, think tanks, etc.)
  • be citizens or nationals of Mozambique, or permanent residents holding a valid Mozambican passport
  • demonstrate English language fluency
  • have strong leadership skills, civic spirit, and demonstrated dedication to public service
  • be highly motivated and have a serious commitment to completing the program and returning to Mozambique to contribute to the development of their institution and community.

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; have little or no prior experience in the United States; and  have special interest in the program subject areas as demonstrates through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties. Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency to allow them to participate in a university-level academic program.

A complete application package will include the following:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (English version)
  • Letter of Recommendation from employer (Portuguese or English version)
  • Identification Document (copy)

For more information on the SUSI Program application e-mail visit