SUSI 2023 Call for Nominations for 2023 SUSI Educators

Call for Nominations: Summer 2023 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators


This is to solicit candidate nominations for summer 2023 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators.


Applications must be sent to with “SUSI Secondary School Educators (Administrator OR Teacher)” and your name in the subject line, no later than January 20, 2023.




The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators 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 secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the website page to obtain general information about the Institutes.  The address is:


The SUSIs for Secondary Educators will take place over the course of five weeks beginning in late May/early June 2023.  One Institute for Secondary Educators will focus on classroom teachers and another one will focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.  Each Institute will include a four-week academic residency component and a one-week integrated study tour.




The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will provide experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present.  The focus of the Institutes will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States.


Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators is of two Institutes:

  1. One Institute is tailored for secondary school teachers; which focuses on content and materials about the United States rather than teaching methods and pedagogy.
  2. The second Institute is tailored for experienced administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others.


Through a combination of traditional, multi-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program content will examine the history and evolution of U.S. institutions and values, broadly defined.  The programs will also serve to illuminate contemporary political, social, and economic debates in American society.  The four-week academic residencies will take place at U.S. universities and colleges campuses and will consist of a balanced series of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, readings, workshops, site visits, meetings with practitioners in the field, and cultural activities.  One-week study tours to a different region of the United States will complement the academic residencies.  One goal of the study tours is to showcase the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of the United States.  The program features curriculum based on the study of how America’s foundations and historical development have shaped and continue to inform U.S. politics, economics, and society.  A key cultural component of the program involves community service activities, which will provide participants with a first-hand experience of how volunteerism plays a vital role in U.S. civil society.  The program will offer multiple opportunities for follow-on engagement through alumni webinars, grant-funded follow-on projects, social media, and an alumni workshop at the end of the three-year award period in 2023.



Application Form: Summer 2023 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators


Applications must be sent to with “SUSI Secondary School Educators (Administrator OR Teacher)” and your name in the subject line, no later than January 20, 2023.


Title of Institute: Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators)

Please either apply for the one with a focus on classroom teachers or the other with a focus on administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others.

Full Name, exactly as it appears on your passport:


Date of Birth:

Birth City:

Birth Country:

Primary Citizenship:

Secondary Citizenship: (if applicable)


Medical, Physical, Dietary or other Personal Considerations:  Please describe any pre-existing medical conditions, including any prescription medications, allergies, dietary, or other personal consideration. This will not affect selection, but will enable the host institution to make necessary accommodations.

Please enter NONE or select from the following that apply to you.

  • Blind and Visual impairments
  • Deaf and Hearing impairments
  • Learning Disabilities
  • New Disability Description
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Systemic Disabilities


Contact Information:




State/Province and Country:



Emergency Contact Name &Relationship:

Emergency Contact Phone& Email:

Which Current Position, Title, and Institution apply to you?

  • Public Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Private Secondary School Trainer
  • Textbook Writer
  • National Curriculum /Exam Developer
  • Other


Your Current Title/Position in School in Sudan:

Name of your current School:




Work Experience, including previous positions and titles:

From: Month/Date/Year

Ex: 11/14/2000



Ex: 10/31/2002

Title/Institution (Please specify if position is part-time)


Education, Academic and Professional TrainingPlease list all degrees and current qualifications, such as certificates or licenses, beginning with most recent. Degrees and qualifications listed should reflect the closest U.S. equivalent.

Degree Earned

Should match one of the following:

Year Earned:


Example: 11/14/2004

Specialization/Institution/Teacher Qualification Expiration Date
Doctoral Candidate/ABD/Post Graduate Degree    
Associates/2 –Year Degree    


Any Additional Professional Training:


Active Professional Memberships:  These should be independent of current professional responsibilities, and should not include university committee work or other professional duties directly related to current employment.



Should match one of the following:

Title Organization
President/Board Chairperson/Director, etc.    
Board Member    
Educational Staff/Officer    
Contributing Member    






Publications Related to the Institute Theme (up to 10)

Please list all foreign titles in English, including whether book, chapter, journal article, newspaper article, web article, etc.
Publication Type;

Should match one of the following:



Ex: 10/31/2002

Title Publisher
Edited Volume (Primary/Co-Editor)    
Book chapter    
Journal Article    
Newspaper/Online Article    
Conference/University/Govt. Publication    


Previous Experience in the United States:

Have you traveled to the U.S. before? Yes. No. If Yes:


From: month/date/year

To: month/date/year



Family/Friends Residing in the United States:

Do you have close family residing in the U.S.?     Yes No

If yes, please fill out the following section; if no, please write ‘None’.

  *Please include city and state (Example: John Doe – Chicago, IL)


Evidence of English Fluency:


Professional Responsibilities:  Please discuss your professional responsibilities in detail, including research interests, administrative responsibilities (ex. curriculum design), and/or other pertinent information.


Current Courses Taught:

Course Title Level of Students Classroom Hours Per Semester Number of Students Percentage(%) of U.S. Studies Content
  High School      
  Junior School      
  Primary School      


Current Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities Leadership:

Activity Position/Title From: Ex: 2/28/2002 To: Ex:10/31/2003 Description of Duties


Current Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities Leadership:



From: month/date/year

To: month/date/year

Description of duties


Other Potential Outcomes:  Please select any likely potential professional outcomes of this program.

  • Update Existing Course
  • Create New Course
  • Create New Degree Program
  • University Curriculum Redesign
  • National Curriculum Redesign
  • New Research Project
  • New Publication
  • Professional Promotion
  • Government or Ministry Policy
  • New Professional Organization
  • New Institutional Linkages
  • Raise Institutional Profile


PERSONAL ESSAY (Limit to 250 words)


Please discuss how your participation would enhance your personal and professional goals, the current state of U.S. studies in Sudan, or upon the institute.  Include how attending this Institute would help you achieve the “Other Potential Outcomes” you have checked above.


The essay should convey why you are interested in participating in the Institute, what you hope to gain, and what you will contribute to the Institute.  In addition, the essay should describe your capacity to amplify the impact of the program beyond your research and knowledge.


Your essay is extremely important in the selection process.  Essay/statement is a critical portion of the nomination as it provides the selection committee with information as to how your participation might enhance the study of the United States in Sudan.