SUSIs for Academics and Government Officials

The U.S. Government is offering the opportunity for Australian academics and government officials to attend one of six fully funded six-week seminars on areas of study of the United States, commencing Mid – 2019.

The seminars are intended to promote a better understanding of the United States among foreign educators and government officials whose professional responsibilities center on study of the humanities and social sciences.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with little or no prior experience in the United States whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. Studies into its curriculum, to develop new courses on the seminar subject, to enhance and update existing courses on the U.S., or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. Studies.

The programs include a four-week residency at a host campus followed by a two-week study tour to other U.S. venues.  The U.S. Department of State will pay all costs associated with the program, including international travel and allowances.

Those interested in applying for the seminars should contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at to request an application form.

Program dates will be announced in mid-April but are expected to be from early June to August 2019.

Applications must be submitted to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.

View the fact sheet here