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.
The safety of our program participants is our highest priority, and all of our decisions about program suspensions will reflect that commitment to participant safety.
CIEE’s policy is to conduct an updated risk review when the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issues a Level 3 advisory in any country. Given that the entire global community was declared a DOS Level 3 on March 11, 2020, we are currently evaluating and reviewing risk assessments and will continue to keep you updated.
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is responsible for the administration, management, and program support for BAFF Scholarship programs.
You can find all Statements and Program notices online.
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