Амбасада ЗША прымае заяўкі на ўдзел у летняй праграме Study of the U.S. Summer Institutes for Scholars. Праграма пройдзе на базе амерыканскіх універсітэтаў летам 2020 года.
Да ўдзелу запрашаюцца выкладчыкі беларускіх вну, навукоўцы і даследчыкі.
The United States Embassy in Minsk invites Belarusian Scholars to participate in the Study of the U.S. Summer Institutes Program on the following themes in U.S. Studies:
- American Culture and Values;
- Journalism and Media;
- Religious Freedom and Pluralism;
- U.S. Economics and Business;
- U.S. Foreign Policy;
- Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours 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 in academic institutions abroad.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars 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 2020. 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.
Posts and prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes. The website address is exchanges.state.gov/susi.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are highly competitive. Priority will be given to candidates who have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a 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.
Candidates should 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. 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.
Candidates must 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.
Participants are expected to attend all institute working sessions and non-optional organized activities and to complete assigned readings. Family members and/or friends may not accompany participants on any part of the program. The institute is very intensive and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. The institutes will take place at various colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Апошні дзень прыёму заявак – 8 студзеня 2020 года.