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Research Scholar Program

Why Participate?

BAFF provides up to $60,000 fellowships for professors and academic researchers to conduct independent or collaborative research projects in the U.S.

Why Participate?

BAFF provides up to $60,000 fellowships for professors and academic researchers to conduct independent or collaborative research projects in the U.S. for up to one year.

The Research Scholar Program fosters the exchange of ideas between the Baltic States and the U.S. and stimulates international collaboration and research efforts. It promotes mutual enrichment, further strengthening ties between the nations and providing invaluable career and personal development opportunities for participants to leverage in their leadership roles upon return to their home countries and institutions.

Have you ever been invited to or thought about being a Visiting Research Fellow in the U.S. but were unable to because of funding limitations?

Do you need access to cutting-edge research facilities or equipment not available at your home institution?

Are there advanced research methodologies in the U.S. that your research and home institution can benefit from?

BAFF provides up to $60,000 to cover project-related costs and living expenses for your entire stay.

Visa Services

BAFF, through CIEE, will provide J-1 Visa sponsorship to all participants and J-2 Visa sponsorship for accompanying family members.

Family Allowance

While similar fellowship programs do not provide funding to bring a spouse and/or children, BAFF understands the importance of Research Scholars being able to bring along their families. That’s why BAFF provides visa sponsorship and a family allowance to support accompanying family members. This extra allowance makes it possible for BAFF Research Scholars to secure larger accommodations and cover increased grocery expenses.

Participants who bring family are able to share their experience and cultural immersion with their loved ones. Children may be able to attend school, learn English, participate in sports, and make friends.

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