Opportunities and Exchanges

SUSI Student Leaders Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program.  Application deadline is January 9, 2019.

Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars.  These intensive post-graduate level academic programs, which include integrated study tours, provide university faculty and other scholars with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.  The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. Application deadline is January 15, 2019.

Techwomen 2019
The mission of TechWomen is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.  Application deadline is January 16, 2019.

SUSI for Student Leaders: Youth, Education, and Closing the Skills Gap Program
The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders: Youth, Education, and Closing the Skills Gap Program. This intensive exchange opportunity provides undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  Application deadline is January 28, 2019.

2019 Local Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) and the United States Embassy in Tunisia, Assistance Unit, are seeking proposals from eligible applicants for a 2019 Tunisia Local Grants Program. U.S. Embassy Tunisia has identified two priority areas for which it seeks responsive applications: Voter Education and Entrepreneurship. The first objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to encourage citizens to vote in the presidential and legislative elections as well as to promote fair and transparent electoral practices. The second objective is to identify the best methods of arousing the entrepreneurial mindset in students for entrepreneurship build up with the ultimate goal of getting the students prepared for the demands of the private sector and a market-oriented economy, especially after they graduate from college or university. Deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2019 at 5PM Tunis time. For more background about this NOFO, please visit the following link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310593  

TechGirls 2019
Tunisian Secondary School female students are invited to apply for this year’s TechGirls program.  TechGirls is a four-week international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology. Application deadline is February 1, 2019.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship
The Atlas Corps Fellowship:MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative (MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative), supported by the U.S. Department of State, gives business professionals the opportunity to increase their business acumen while serving in leading corporations, private companies, b-corps, and organizations in the United States. Application deadline as February 28, 2019.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Application deadline is August 31, 2019.

Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Public Affairs Office (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia offers limited funding opportunities for small programs, projects and activities that advance the Section’s established mission and goals.  Click here for more information.