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Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State

Eligible Program Fields for citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Business Administration
Economics
Education
Environmental Management
International Affairs
Journalism and Mass Communications
Law
Library and Information Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy

The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and administered by IREX. Muskie provides opportunities for Master’s level study in the United States to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.   Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.

Fellows will:

  • Enroll in fulltime academic coursework for up to two years.
  • Create and implement a project during the first academic year that benefits the local community.
  • Facilitate a virtual exchange project to connect a group of students or professionals in your home country to peers or technical experts in the U.S.
  • Take part in internships following academic coursework.

The fellowship is fully funded and provides:

  • J-1 Visa Support
  • Round-trip travel from fellow’s home city in Eurasia to host institution in the United States;
  • Monthly stipend;
  • Health benefits plan;
  • Tuition and mandatory university fees;
  • Limited allowance for books;
  • Alumni networking and training opportunities.