Fulbright Center Awards Grants to the U.S. for 2014-2015

Fulbright Center Press Release May 9, 2014

The Finnish Fulbright Grantees for the year 2014-2015 will be honored at the Grant Award Ceremony at the Helsinki City Hall on May 12, 2014. The event is hosted by the Department for Communications and Culture of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and by the City of Helsinki. A total of 33 students, researchers, teachers, scholars, and professionals will receive their grant certificate at the Award Ceremony. For the academic year 2014-2015, the Fulbright Center has selected approximately 80 grantees in total, half of which are Finns and the other half Americans.

Today, the number of the Fulbright Center’s grants funded in partnership with universities and private foundations is on the rise, with half of this year’s grants being funded co-operatively. Grants for the Finns for the next academic year are funded in partnership with the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, the Centre for International Mobility CIMO, the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio Campus), University of Jyväskylä, University of Lapland, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, and University of Turku, among others. In addition to the funds from universities and private foundations, the Fulbright Center receives funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the American and Canadian governments, and the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund. Including the partnership grants, the Fulbright Center awards a total of EUR 880,000 annually for the exchange between Finland and the U.S.

The Fulbright Center is a private nonprofit organization that specializes in academic exchange between Finland and North America. It serves students, researchers, professionals, and experts working in the field of international exchange. The Fulbright Center awards grants for the exchange between Finland and the U.S. and advises on the academic opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. The largest of the grant programs is the ASLA-Fulbright Grant Program, which has sent over 3,500 Finns to the U.S. In addition, over 1,500 Americans have received grants to Finland. Today, many of the former grantees are among the prominent figures working in the Business, Arts, Sciences and the Society at large.

Fulbright grants awarded at the Helsinki City Hall on May 12, 2014

 

Additional information:

www.fulbright.fi, tel. 044 5535 286, Executive Director Terhi Mölsä 050 570 5498