Expires on:

Scholarship Description:

American Culture and Values

Journalism and Media

Religious Freedom and Pluralism

S. Economics and Business

S. Foreign Policy

Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap


Program Funding: All cost will be covered, including program administration; travel and ground transportation in the United States; housing and subsistence; and book, cultural, mailing, and incidental allowances.

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. However, private room accommodations are not guaranteed. 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. Participants should be comfortable with such arrangements, particularly sharing a room with another participant of the same gender during the study tour.

Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied.

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. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important. Ideal candidates will have little or no prior experience in the United States.

Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency. TOEFL Score of 70+ iBT is required. 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. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute, both for your participant and participants from other countries. Posts must indicate the level of English language fluency in Section R of the nomination form.

Candidates should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour. Participants should be comfortable with campus life and an active program schedule. Applicants including from disadvantaged groups, individuals with disabilities, and women encouraged to apply.

Completed Application form (signed)

One Recommendation Letter (singed by supervisor)

Updated CV (not more than 3 pages)

Copy of Diploma attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Higher Education.

PLEASE SUBMIT COMPLETE PACKAGE TO Kabulsusischolars@state.gov WITH THE SUBJECT LINE (YOUR FULL NAME – PROGRAM NAME) no later than December 21, 2019 (11:59 PM KABUL TIME).



Scholarship Details:

Date Posted:Dec 7, 2019 Closing Date: Dec 14, 2019