The Support for Community Outreach and University Teaching (SCOUT)
program provides follow-on support to alumni of the Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act
(FSA) Graduate Fellowship Program in all fields of study from the Baltic States and the
NIS. It is designed to help alumni share the benefits of their graduate study experience
in the United States with their colleagues, academic and professional institutions, and
the communities of their home countries.
SCOUT offers two types of support: Full-Time Teaching and Part-Time Teaching fellowships. Both provide financial,
methodological, institutional, and informational support to Muskie/FSA alumni who are
interested in the following activities:
- teaching in institutions of higher education and professional training or in local
- developing projects that promote learning and exchange among students, faculty, and
- facilitating exchange between higher education and the professional public and private
sectors, governments, NGOs, and other academic and community organizations.
The SCOUT Program receives its funding from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs, United States of America and is
administered jointly by the Open Society Institute and the Civic Education Project. Candidates are recruited
through a merit-based competition.
For more information about SCOUT, please contact your regional