Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

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Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. It provides financial support for study in the United States to nationals of the former Soviet Union who have completed their undergraduate education and meet specific financial need criteria.

The program was established by the United States Congress beginning from 1992 fiscal year (Pub.L. 102–138, Sec. 227) and was designated Edmund S. Muskie name by the Freedom Support Act of 1992 (Pub.L. 102–511, Sec. 801).

Eligible fields of study for the Muskie Program are: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism and mass communication, law, library and information science, public administration, public health, and public policy.

The program is administered by International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). In the past, the program was administered by American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language (ACTR/ACCELS).

The Muskie program discontinued since 2013.

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