The Study of the U.S. Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of four different Study of the U.S. Institutes to take place over the course of six weeks beginning in June 2013, pending the availability of funds. These Institutes should provide a multinational group of experienced foreign university educators, scholars, and other professionals with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. Three of these Institutes will be for groups of 18 foreign university level faculty, focusing on the themes of Journalism and Media, U.S. Culture and Society, and U.S. Foreign Policy. The fourth Institute will be a general survey course on the United States for a group of 30 foreign secondary educators. Applicants may propose to host only one Institute listed under this competition. Should an applicant propose to host more than one Institute, or submit multiple proposals under this competition, the applicant‟s proposal(s) will be declared technically ineligible and given no further consideration in the review process. It is ECA‟s intent to award four Cooperative Agreements (one base year plus two option years) for an estimated total amount of $3,690,000, pending availability of funds and successful performance. Please see section II.) Award Information below for additional details.