Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars

Study of the United States Institutes are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty, other scholars, and secondary educators (classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of educations officials, etc.) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. The institutes will take place at various colleges and universities throughout the United States over the course of 5-6 weeks beginning in May/June 2018. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website of Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to obtain general information about the program. Program Requirements and Restrictions: Participants are expected to participate fully in the program. They are expected to attend all lectures and organized activities, and complete assigned readings. Family members and/or friends cannot accompany participants on any part of the program. Please note that teaching methodology and pedagogical methods will not be addressed formally in the institute. Candidates should be made aware that they are applying for an intensive institute and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. The institute should not be viewed as a research program.

Location

Latvia

Scholarship Deadline

Depends on grant category.

Recurs Annually

Degree levels

Undergraduate - Associate's
Undergraduate - Bachelor's
Graduate - Master's
Graduate - Doctorate
Graduate - Post Doctorate

Duration of Award

One Semester

Maximum amount of award

SUSI will cover all participant costs, including: program administration; domestic travel and ground transportation; book, cultural, housing and subsistence, mailing, and incidental allowances.

Restricted to these majors

Any