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 are intensive post-graduate level academic programs whose purpose is 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 at academic institutions abroad.

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

  • American Culture and Values
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Pluralism in the United States
  • U.S. Economics and Business
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Workforce Development


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 have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with U.S. studies focus or component; who have no prior or limited experience in the United States; and who have special interest in the program subject areas as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.

When and Where? The programs will take place at various colleges, universities, and academic 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 to another region of the United States.

Interested candidates should submit their application to no later than January 10, 2022.