BAFF program welcomes new applicants

Jan 19, 2022

Public and non-governmental sector organizations, universities and chambers are invited to apply for Baltic-American Dialogue program of the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) to receive financial support up to 10 000 USD dollars to host speaker from the U.S. to travel to Latvia. Applicant organizations are encouraged to design projects taking place from June 1, 2022 till January 31, 2023 and invite experts to address the interests of their unique constituencies. Application deadline is February 1, 2022.

Why participate?

The Baltic-American Dialogue program fosters the exchange of ideas between the Baltic States and U.S. and stimulates international collaboration.

Public organizations in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are invited to apply for funds to host speakers from the U.S. to travel to the Baltics. BAFF provides successful applicant organizations with financial support to sponsor American speakers on topics of mutual importance and interest.

Applicant organizations are encouraged to design programs and invite speakers to address the interests of their unique constituencies. Funding is designed to cover expenses such as airfare and local lodging, meals, and transportation.

In preparation of the project application, for your own clarity, please, research International travel requirements in relation to COVID-19 safety and general security situation for your invited guests with your Embassy in U.S.: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Who can participate?

Educational institutions such as universities, government entities, nongovernmental organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, social service organizations, and trade and business groups are eligible to apply for funding. Speakers should be chosen according to the needs of the sponsoring group. Since visibly strengthening U.S.-Baltic ties is a core value for the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation, the strongest proposals will provide opportunities for bilateral learning and exchange of ideas between U.S. speakers and members of Baltic sponsoring institutions. In addition, proposals that promote cross-Baltic collaboration between similar groups or institutions will be given special consideration.

Find out more about the program and application procedure HERE

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