Educational Exchanges to SUSI (Summer 2012)

Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars (SUMMER 2012)

Deadline for submission: December 30, 2011

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for Cambodian scholars to participate in an academic program and study tour in the United States.

Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars are designed to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas. Foreign university faculty, secondary educators and other scholars spend approximately four weeks at host universities where they take part in a series of lectures, seminar discussions and site visits related to each institute’s theme. They learn about American educational philosophies, explore new teaching methods and pursue related research interests.

Participants spend the remaining two weeks on a study tour, which complements the academic program and includes visits to sites of interest in another geographic region of the country. Each institute concludes with several days of meetings and related study in Washington, D.C.

For Who? For Cambodian scholars.

For how long? For six weeks (four weeks of residency, and two weeks for study tours)

Start? In June 2012

Six Areas for potential candidates

  • American Politics and Political Thoughts
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Pluralism
  • U.S. Culture and Society
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Eligibility Criteria

  • Faculty, scholars and researchers, typically between 30 to 50 years of age.
  • Candidates should have graduate degrees (Masters or Doctoral degrees) and have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of one of the above six areas.
  • Candidates must have little or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Candidates should come from institutions that are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula.
  • Candidates should be willing and able to take part fully in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.
  • Prepare a personal statement to show the candidate’s potential and motivations.
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS if available. If not, any other English test scores or writing samples should be submitted with the CV.

Documents to Submit

Submit a recent Curriculum Vitae (with the Personal Statement included) to Public Affairs Specialist at:, with “SUMMER 2012 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators” as the subject line.

The personal information section on the CV must include:

  1. Full name (family and first)
  2. Gender
  3. Place of birth (city, province)
  4. Date of birth
  5. Current address (House #, Street # or name, Khum/Sangkat, Srok/Khan, City/Province)
  6. Nationality at birth
  7. Current nationality
  8. State ID number
  9. Passport number (if available)
  10. Email address
  11. Mobile phone number
  12. Previous travel to the United States (include month and year)

Deadline for submission: December 30, 2011

Further information: Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.



  1. Vanpanha said,

    December 7, 2011 at 4:03 am

    what if I am still getting for Master degree? could I apply for that?

    • December 7, 2011 at 7:20 am

      I think that you can try to apply for that even you do not have MA degree. Please try…Best wish to you.

      Kerdomnel Khmer Group

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