Frontier Market Scouts

Application Information

The Frontier Market Scouts Program selects and trains compassionate and capable young professionals to become talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world. The scouts provide due diligence for investors and technical assistance for entrepreneurs with the goal of generating high-quality deal flows and supporting portfolio companies at a low cost.

The program consists of a 2-week training in Monterey, California, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, every January/February and June/July. The training prepares fellows for 2 to 12 month field assignments around the world. Click here for the application.

Applicant Eligibility

Those with a strong interest in enterprise development and impact investment at the Base of the Pyramid, a solid business or management background, and an excellent aptitude for cross-cultural immersive professional learning are eligible to apply for the FMS Program. Monterey Institute students in any degree program may apply. Outside participants who are advanced undergraduates, graduate students, career-changers, or junior professionals are also welcome.

Application Deadlines

Information about application deadlines can be found here.

FMS Program Fees & Credits

Read more about program fees and options for academic credit options associated with the training.


There is no on-campus housing available on Monterey Institute campus in Monterey. However, the Monterey Institute Student Services Office can assist participants with Monterey housing resources.