Continuing a longstanding American commitment to the Baltic region, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) mission is to deepen the ties between and among Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United States through programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth and democratic values.
Please read this message to the BAFF community from the Board of Directors.
On July 26, 2021, the U.S. announced that it will not lift restrictions on travel from the Schengen area at this time, based on the rising spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus. These restrictions have limited our ability to support travel to the U.S. for many BAFF scholarship participants.
The safety of our participants is our highest priority. We are monitoring this continuously and will provide updates as they become available.
Program announcements, including upcoming application deadlines, will be published here and through BAFF social media channels.
CIEE: Council on International Education Exchange is responsible for the administration, management, and program support for BAFF Scholarship programs.
You can find all CIEE Health, Safety & Security Statements on ciee.org.
Professional Internship Program
Open to university students and recent graduates
Up to 30,000 USD awarded per year
Open to university students and recent graduates from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to intern at a U.S. company.Learn More
Research Scholar Program
Open to university professors and academic researchers
Up to 60,000 USD awarded per year
Open to professors and researchers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to conduct research projects in the U.S.Learn More
Open to individuals and organizations
Grants up to 10.000 USD
Open to Baltic experts invited to present at major U.S. conferences or public Baltic organizations looking to host speakers from the U.S.LEARN MORE
BAFF Leadership Academy
Open to high school students
Airfare, room, board, and travel in U.S.
High school students from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania attend an American college campus.LEARN MORE
Baltic-American Security Exchange (BASE)
Open to Baltic and U.S. entities
Funding projects up to one year in duration
Open to Baltic and U.S. entities looking to support national security enhancement efforts by the three Baltic States.LEARN MORE
Open to firms and individuals
10,000 euro to winner, 5,000 eruo to runner-up
Promotes innovation and cooperation between Estonia or Lithuania and the United States.LEARN MORE
BAFF scholars represent leaders in their respective fields in the Baltic region and around the globe.
Professional Intern at Transgroup Worldwide Logistics, Los Angeles, CA.
U.S. museum expert, presented “Dialogue-Based Learning: Creativity and Museum Practice”
Leadership Academy Program alumnus, Estonia
Professional Intern at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Washington, DC.
Graduate Scholar, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY
Professional Intern at Manhattan Mediation Center, New York, NY