Six Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars  

The Embassy of the United States in Israel Announces
Six Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars 

What Is It? Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs that provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States at academic institutions abroad.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will be held on the following themes:

  • American Politics and Political Thought
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Journalism and Media
  • U.S. Culture, Identity, and Society
  • U.S. Economics and Sustainable Development
  • U.S. Foreign Policy 

For Whom? Highly-motivated, mid-career, experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research-focused organizations (not-for-profits, think tanks, etc.). While the educational level of participants will likely vary, most should have graduate degrees and 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. Ideal candidates will have little or no prior experience in the United States. 

When and Where? The programs will take place at various colleges, universities, and academic institutions throughout the United States over the course of five to six weeks beginning in or after June 2023.  Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and, if possible, up to two weeks of an integrated study tour to another region of the United States.

Descriptions of each Institute and essential program information appear below.



Interested candidates should submit their application to no later than January 8, 2023.