The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique welcomes applications for the 2022 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 2022. 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 Culture and Values
- Journalism and Media
- Religious Pluralism in the United States
- U.S. Economics and Business
- U.S. Foreign Policy
- Workforce Development
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. Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied. However while Institute staff will make available special accommodations to the greatest extent possible, participants must be reminded that full participation in all Institute activities is still expected. Should a participant need to quarantine due to positive COVID-19 test results, accommodations will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Program Model: The virtual program will consist of a minimum of 36 hours of required programming and will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. To the extent possible, the virtual programming will include lectures, small group discussions, videos, readings, panels, site visits, assignments, and individual and group activities. Participants are required to fully participate in the entire virtual program from their home country. Participants must complete the virtual program in order to continue to the in-person program in the United States. However, if a participant cannot continue onto the in-person U.S. component of the program, they will still receive the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) alumni status and be eligible for all ECA alumni benefits after completion of the virtual program.
Technology Requirements: In order to participate in the initial virtual program component in their home country, participants must have access to a computer and a stable internet connection. If a participant does not have a computer or adequate internet access ITD and the University of Montana will work with the participant to facilitate computer access on an as-needed basis. For the in-person component of the program, the host institutions will provide participants with access to a computer and internet.
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 (non-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.
Applications are due Monday, January 17, 2022. Please email the application to MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov.
A complete application package will include the following:
- Application Form (PDF 572 KB)
- 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 http://exchanges.state.gov/susi and
For any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov