Study of The United States Institutes on U.S. National Security Policymaking

The Embassy of the United States of America and the Hungarian Fulbright Commission are pleased to invite candidate nominations for the Winter FY-19 Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking.

Institute Description

The SUSI for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking will provide a group of 18 scholars and professionals with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the United States.  The Institute focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign and national security policy and the role of the federal government, think-tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping that policy. The Institute will be hosted by the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and take place from January 3 to February 15, 2019.

The program will examine U.S. national security policy continuities and changes throughout different presidential administrations.  The Institute will encourage intellectual engagement, reflection, and interaction with U.S.-based experts to deepen scholar knowledge of the foundations and formulation of U.S. national security policy. The program focuses on four interconnected modules: 1) The U.S. view of the world and its place in the global system; 2) Terrorism and national security in the U.S. and abroad; 3) U.S. immigration and refugee policies; and 4) The search for the right balance between unilateralism and multilateralism.  Each week, scholars will participate in academic sessions, roundtable discussions with U.S. national security experts, and conversations with the broader Newark, Delaware community on key thematic topics. The Institute participants will also travel to San Antonio and Austin, Texas; New York City, New York; Washington, D.C.; and other regional locales.

To obtain general information about the program please visit: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi

Other Essential Program Information:

Housing and Meal Arrangements:  When possible, each participant will have a private room with a shared bathroom during the residency portion (four weeks) of the Institute.  During the study tour (up to two weeks), participants will likely share a hotel room with another participant of the same gender.  During the residency, housing will typically be in college or university owned housing.  Most meals will be provided at campus facilities, though participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals on their own.

Health Benefits: All participants will receive the Department of State’s coverage of $100,000 with a $25 co-pay per medical visit and $75 co-pay per emergency room visit, for the duration of 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 the institute is very intensive and that there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program.  The institute should not be viewed as a research program.

Candidate Description and Qualifications:

Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced university-level faculty or national security professionals from institutions of higher education, or national security policymaking institutions, including national military academies, government ministries, and think-tanks.   The ideal candidate also 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 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.  While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, an equally important factor is how participation in the institute will enhance course offerings in U.S. studies at the nominee’s home institution.

Candidates should be willing and able to participate fully in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.

English Language Ability: It is imperative that all candidates demonstrate English language fluency.  Institutes are rigorous and demanding programs; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to be full and active participants in all seminar and panel discussions.  English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for your participant and participants from other countries.

Application Deadline: October 5, 2018. Send your application to info@fulbright.hu and birok@state.gov

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Please note that applicants who are qualified for the next stage of the application process will be notified by October 15, 2018.