2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on U.S. National Security Policymaking

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The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on US National Security Policymaking program.

WHAT: The SUSI for Scholars 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. 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 scholars’ knowledge of the foundations and formulation of U.S. national security policy.

WHO: Highly-motivated and experienced scholars and professionals generally from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations (not-for-profits, think tanks, etc.).

Applicants must:

  • be a Myanmar citizen and between the ages of 30-50
  • hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • must be proficient in English
  • should have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute or a related field
  • should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the United States
  • be able to take leave from home institution or post

A complete application set includes:

  1. Completed application form (MS Word | 41KB) with personal essay
  2. Copy of your academic transcripts
  3. Two letters of recommendation

The deadline for applications is September 26, 2018.


SUBMISSION: Please submit application one time only. Soft copies must be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon. For more information, please visit call us at 536509/505113, Ext: 4369/4869, or email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.