Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars – Summer 2017

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2016

 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2017 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars. This opportunity is available to mid-career scholars or professionals who work in the field of U.S. studies (see Eligibility Criteria, below).

SUSI for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours that provide university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The goal of this program is to strengthen curricula and enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions around the world.

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 2017. Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks for an integrated study tour.

SUSI for Scholars will be held in the following themes in U.S. Studies. Each applicant must select one of these six themes when applying:  

  1. American Politics and Political Thought
  2. Contemporary American Literature
  3. Journalism and Media
  4. Religious Pluralism in the United States
  5. U.S. Culture and Society
  6. U.S. Foreign Policy

Details of the Six Themes

1.  The Institute on American Politics and Political Thought will provide a multinational group of 18 experienced foreign university faculty and practitioners insight into how intellectual and political movements have influenced modern American political institutions and a deeper understanding of major currents in U.S. political thought from the colonial period to the present. It will explore the shaping of American identity and the intersection and interplay between that identity and U.S. history and politics. It will cover a broad range of American experiences that have shaped and been shaped by our national identity including, but not limited to, the colonial period, the constitutional founding, the Civil War, industrialization, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights movement. The Institute will also use this lens to explore contemporary U.S. political and social debates and public policy, relating them back to the formation and development of U.S. political thought and American identity.

2. The Institute on Contemporary American Literature will provide a multinational group of up to 18 foreign university faculty and scholars with a deeper understanding of U.S. society and culture, past and present, through an examination of contemporary American (U.S.) literature. Its purpose is twofold: to explore contemporary American writers and writing in a variety of genres; and to suggest how the themes explored in those works reflect larger currents within contemporary U.S. society and culture. The program will explore the diversity of the American literary landscape, examining how major contemporary writers, schools, and movements reflect the traditions of the U.S. literary canon. At the same time, the program will expose participants to writers who represent a departure from that tradition, and who are establishing new directions for American literature.

3.  The Institute on Journalism and Media will provide a multinational group of 18 journalism instructors and other related specialists with a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in U.S. society. The Institute will examine the rights and responsibilities of the media in a democratic society, including editorial independence, journalistic ethics, legal constraints, international journalism, and media business models. The Institute will examine pedagogical strategies for teaching students of journalism the basics of the tradecraft: researching, reporting, writing, and editing. The program will also highlight the impact of technology on journalism, such as the influence of the Internet, the globalization of the news media, the growth of satellite television and radio networks, and other changes that are transforming the profession.

4.  The Institute on Religious Pluralism in the United States will provide a multinational group of up to 18 foreign university faculty and practitioners with a deeper understanding of U.S. society and culture, past and present, through an examination of religious pluralism in the United States and its intersection with American democracy. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach and drawing on fields such as history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, and others, the program will explore both the historical and contemporary relationship between church and state in the United States. Participants will examine the following aspects of religious pluralism in the United States: the ways in which religious thought and practice have influenced, and been influenced by, the development of American-style democracy; the intersections of religion and politics in the United States in such areas as elections, public policy, and foreign policy; and the sociology and demography of religion in the United States today, including a survey of the diversity of contemporary religious beliefs and its impact on American politics and society.

5. The Institute on U.S. Culture and Society will provide a multinational group of 18 experienced and highly-motivated foreign university faculty and other specialists with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The Institute will examine the ethnic, racial, social, economic, political, and religious contexts in which various cultures have manifested in U.S. society while focusing on the ways in which these cultures have influenced social movements and American identity throughout U.S. history. The program will draw from a diverse disciplinary base, and will itself provide a model of how a foreign university might approach the study of U.S. culture and society.

6. The Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy will provide a multinational group of 18 experienced foreign university faculty and practitioners with a deeper understanding of how contemporary U.S. foreign policy is formulated and implemented. The Institute will include a historical review of significant events, individuals, and philosophies that have shaped U.S. foreign policy. The Institute will explain the role of key players in U.S. foreign policy including the executive and legislative branches of government, the media, the U.S. public, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral institutions.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

1.Have no prior or limited experience in the United States.

2. Have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component.

3. Have special interest in the program’s subject areas as demonstrated through past scholarships, accomplishments, and professional duties.

 4. Be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated, 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.

 5. Seek to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into the home institution’s 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 area related to the program theme.

6. Demonstrate English language fluency. Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively participate in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for the applicant and participants from other countries.

 7. Be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.
How to Apply

Please email a completed SUSI for Scholars Application Form to Cultural Affairs Assistant, Norn Soreimeas, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “SUSI for Scholars – Summer 2017” as the subject line. The application is attached herewith in this email.

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2016 so please submit or advise your colleague to apply in good time.


For more details, please visit the Embassy’s website at



Clark Global Scholarship Program

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017 (annual)

Brief description:

The Global Scholars Program builds on Clark University’s long-standing commitment to provide a challenging education with a global focus.  The University also offers other merit scholarships for international students such as the International Traina Scholarship and the International Achievement Scholarship.

Host Institution(s):
Clark University in Massachusetts, USA

Level/Field(s) of study:
Eligible Bachelor’s Programme offered at the University

Number of Awards:
Not specified

Target group:
International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

If admitted to the Global Scholars Program, you will:

  1. Receive a scholarship of between $5,000 and $25,000 per year (contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal)
  2. Receive a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer      following your sophomore or junior year.
  3. Participate in the Global Scholars Mentor Program, including an annual buffet dinner hosted by the president of Clark University. You will be assigned to a faculty adviser, as well as receive guidance from staff or alumni leadership mentors.


To be eligible, you must be a first-year applicant (not a transfer student) who has attended school overseas for at least four years. Clark also will consider international citizens attending school in the United States.
You also should have demonstrated the potential to provide leadership in your community and the world and to commit to making a difference.

Application instructions:

Eligible applicants should apply before 15 January 2017.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Visite Clark Global Scholarship Program for more detail

ICSP Scholarships at University of Oregon USA

Brief description:

International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP).  The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component which requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty and staff

Host Institution(s):
Oregon University, USA

Field(s) of study:
Eligible programmes offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:
Not specified.

Target group:
International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit

Scholarship value/inclusions:
Tuition waiver worth $7,500 – $30,000.


  1. Applicants must be admissible or fully admitted to the University of Oregon. New students must apply for admission to the UO for 2017-18 by 15 January 2017.
  2. Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible to receive U.S. federal financial assistance.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement

ICSP students agree to complete 80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program.

Application instructions:
To apply, you must complete the application form and submit supporting documents by 15 January  2017.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017 (annual)

Read more about ICSP Scholarships at University of Oregon USA

Global Undergraduate Program (Global UGRAD Program) – FY2017

Application Deadline: January 1, 2017

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State.

The 2017 Global UGRAD program will provide one-semester scholarships to approximately 250 outstanding undergraduate students from around the world to study in the U.S colleges and universities. Five principal candidates and two alternates will be selected for Cambodia. The program includes academic coursework, service learning opportunities, professional development workshops, and cultural enrichment activities. Global UGRAD participants will be enrolled full time in undergraduate course work at the host institution to allow ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture.

All academic fields of study are eligible. Per J-1 visa regulations, interested applicants in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacology or other clinical fields of study, should be made aware that direct patient care, including animal care, is not permitted, and therefore academic coursework and/or program activities at participating U.S. institutions may be limited.

Students cannot choose their host institution. The cooperating agency will place students at the most appropriate host institution based on students’ academic interests. Students who are not enrolled in pre-academic English may indicate a preference for a fall or spring semester placement, but final placement will be made by the cooperating organization in conjunction with ECA. This is a non-degree program – it is the students’ responsibility to check with their home institutions whether any credits accumulated during the Global UGRAD program will be transferred.

Students will also be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American peers, and will be required to participate in twenty hours of community service. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop.

Pre-Academic English: Global UGRAD provides one semester of pre-academic English language training to students, if needed.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. Be a Cambodian citizen with at least 18 years of age when beginning the UGRAD program in the United States.

  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Cambodia, and must have completed their first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their Global UGRAD Program.

  3. Have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program. The Global UGRAD program cannot be the final academic term of a student’s undergraduate study.

  4. Be highly motivated and demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

  5. Applicants must demonstrate a command of written and spoken English. The TOEFL exam will be required of those selected as finalists or alternates.

  6. Priority will be given to students from non-elite or less-privileged backgrounds, from both rural and urban areas, who have little or no prior experience in the U.S. or elsewhere outside of their home countries.

  7. Applicants must be committed to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.

How to apply:

Interested students are invited to complete the Online Application and submit it no later than 5p.m. on January 1, 2017 (Cambodia time) . Detailed instruction for the application can be found here.

Questions: For further information, please contact Mr. Mardi Sarim, Alumni Coordinator, at tel. 023-728-683, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by:

    1. Building teachers’ and students’ global competence
    2. Sharing of best educational practices internationally

Participants in this three to six month program are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.

Visit for more information.

The King Scholar Leadership Program

The King Scholar Leadership Program seeks low-income students from developing nations who are interested in alleviating poverty in their home countries. At Dartmouth, King Leadership Scholars receive 4-year scholarships and extensive mentoring and leadership training. Upon graduation, they return home to tackle poverty issues, supported by Dartmouth’s alumni network.

All eligible international applicants to Dartmouth will be considered for the King Leadership Scholar program. There is no special application; instead, each applicant must complete The Common Application.  Learn more about applying to Dartmouth here.

Applicants to Dartmouth who are interested in the King Leadership Scholar program are also encouraged to send an additional recommendation from a mentor, teacher, adviser, community leader, friend or clergy member through the Recommend a Scholar portal.

Tennessee Tech University scholarships

TTU offers scholarships specifically for international students that can over up to 50% of tuition. Our top programs are Business, Engineering, Agriculture, and Education.

Tennessee Technological University is conducting webinars the following topics:
1. Benefits of studying in the USA
2. Entrance Exams 101
3. Need to Know College Words and Phrases: majors, minors, deadlines, GPA, accreditation, transcript evaluation, English     proficiency, etc.
4. Overview of College Admissions: From Application to Visa to Arrival
5. Tips for Cultural Adjustment
Interested Applicants, please see the link


Emporia State University’s Diversity International Diversity Tuition agreement supports the EducationUSA mission by promoting education in the U.S. and expanding opportunities for those qualified yet financially-challenged students. In addition, the program responds to Emporia
State University’s commitment to recruiting qualified international students and ensuring student diversity.
This tuition agreement provides your undergraduate students with $10,771 per academic year and graduate students with approximately $7,141per year.

The program has the following guidelines:

1. Emporia State University offers five (5) tuition agreements to students who are being advised at your center and seek to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in the U.S.A. The agreements are awarded on a “first-come first-served” basis to students who are admitted to Emporia State University and are selected by you or your colleagues.

2. Emporia State University will never decide which student is to be selected nor will it define the advising relationship that your center will establish with students.

3. The agreement is available for all academic disciplines and majors offered at Emporia State University. Once the award is granted, the agreement will be renewed until the student graduates. Award renewal is subject to the student’s good academic and disciplinary performance.

4. Emporia State University offers this opportunity only to students who are being advised at your center. To that end, advisers are asked to use the enclosed form. The form can be submitted via e-mail to Director of International Admissions, Mr. Brian Powers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or via fax 620-341-5918.

5. Currently Emporia State University’s out-of-state tuition and fees is $19,641 per year. Students who are successfully admitted and are selected pay just $8,870per year. Tuition cost is adjusted every July for the following academic year.

For additional information, contact:
Mr. Brian Powers –Director of International Admissions
Emporia State University - Office of International Education
Phone: 620-341-5374
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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JJWBGSP Scholarship

Overview of JJ/WBGS Program

What’s New?

The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship is scheduled to open January 25, 2017.

What can an applicant do before the call?

  1. Read information posted on this website and review eligibility criteria carefully.
  2. Apply to one or more of the JJWBGSP preferred and partnership master  degree programs.
  3. Begin gathering required documentation for the scholarship application, including: your current curriculum vitae (C.V.), proof of employment for each record of employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree, and certified copy of the certificate of your most advanced university degree earned.
  4. Identify two professional recommenders.

Please note that application guidelines that provide detailed application instructions will be posted on this website during the open call.


The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts, and to Japanese nationals who are mid-career professionals whose work is dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and enhanced shared prosperity in developing countries.  These scholarships provide tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. View a detailed list of benefits .

After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit to return to home to use their new skills to contribute to their countries’ social and economic development, and Japanese national scholars are expected to advance their professional career with a keen focus on the alleviation of poverty and enhanced shared prosperity in developing countries.

Developing country nationals can learn more about the application process, including eligibility criteria, about the selection process.

Japanese nationals can read more about the application process, including eligibility criteria and selection process.

Read more about JJWBGSP Scholarship


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