Fulbright Finland Grantees 2017-2018

Finnish Grantees

Situation as of August 17, 2017

PDF version: 2017-2018 Fulbright Finland Grantees
CV Catalog: Fulbright Finland Grantees in the U.S.

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Heinonen, Kristina
Service Management
The Embeddedness of Technology in Human Experiences
Hanken School of Economics
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
The grant is cost-shared with Hanken School of Economics
3 months, beginning March 2018

Lindström, Leena
Evolutionary Ecology
Human Induced Trans-Generational Stress Tolerance and Invasion Success
University of Jyväskylä
University of Vermont, VT
The grant is cost-shared with University of Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning August 2017

Lähde, Anna
Aerosol Technology and Nanoscience
Aerosol Synthesis, Characterization and Optimization of Lithium-Manganese-Rich Layered Structures for Electrochemical Applications
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Eastern Finland
3 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Senior Scholar Program: 3

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Kettunen, Pyry
Geoinformatics and Cartography
Intensifying Co-Operative Wayfinding through Interpersonal Indication of Landmarks on Geospatial Pictures (CoWay)
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
6 months, beginning February 2018

Soininen, Niko
Environmental Law
Law for the Adaptive Management of Freshwater Resources
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, MD
The grant is cost-shared with University of Eastern Finland
4 months, beginning January 2018

Tiekso, Tanja
Musicology
Ideology of New Music
University of the Arts Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
10 months, beginning September 2017

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Junior Scholar Program: 3

 

Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration

Pahati, Keyimu
Human Geography
Tourism Collaborative Governance (CTCG) and Rural Community Development in Central Asia
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
Miami University, OH
2 weeks, beginning September 2017

Penttilä, Nelly
Logopedics
Speech Disfluencies in Typical and Disordered Speech
University of Tampere
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
2 weeks, beginning October 2017

Stenroth, Lauri
Sport Science and Biomechanics
Neuromuscular Training to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis and Improve Mobility in Older Adults
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
2 weeks, beginning September 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration Program: 3

 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

for doctoral research

Karhunmaa, Kamilla
Environmental Policy
Debating Change and Stability in Energy Policy and Transitions in Finland
University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2017

Sianoja, Marjaana
Work and Organizational Psychology
Creating Sustainable Work: Investigating the Role of Recovery and Workplace Interventions in Employee Well-Being
University of Tampere
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Tampere
9 months, beginning September 2017

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 2

 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants

for graduate studies and doctoral research

Brunila, Mikael
Sociology
Completing a Master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences in the U.S.
University of Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
9 months, beginning August 2017

Huikuri, Sohvi
Tax Law
Completing a Master's degree in Law in the U.S.
Graduate of University of Lapland
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
9 months, beginning August 2017

Kivijärvi, Lauri
Inorganic Chemistry
An Investigation of Electric and Photoluminescence Properties of Metallopolymers
University of Jyväskylä
Missouri State University, MO
Sponsored by KAUTE Foundation
11 months, beginning September 2017

Komulainen, Kaisla
Public Health
Ideal Cardiovascular Health from Childhood to Adulthood
University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award 2017
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
12 months, beginning August 2017

Kukkonen, Anna
Sociology
Beliefs and Coalitions in Climate Politics
University of Helsinki
University of Colorado Boulder, CO
9 months, beginning September 2017

Pöykkö, Panu-Matti
Theology
Religion and Politics in Levina's Talmudic Readings and Philosophical Writings
University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
10 months, beginning September 2017

Rusi, Inka
Film Directing
Completing a Master's degree in Film Directing in the U.S.
Graduate of Middlesex University, UK
California School of the Arts, CA
9 months, beginning September 2017

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 7

 

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grants

for graduate study and post-doctoral research in projects with relevance to the fields represented by the technology industries. Program in cooperation with Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.

Huttunen, Manu
Electrical Engineering
Smart Control for Energy Efficiency in Process and Distributed Environments
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Stanford University, CA
12 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant : 1

 

Fulbright Finland Partnership Awards for Graduate Studies

Vuola, Aleksi
Architecture
Non-degree studies in Architecture
Tampere University of Technology
University of Colorado Denver, CO
The Johnsons Scholarship
9 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Partnership Awards for Graduate Studies: 1

 

Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants

for Finnish teaching and graduate study

Jomppanen, Kristiina
German and Finnish Language
University of Turku
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
9 months, beginning August 2017

Tuomainen, Laura Maria
Finnish Language
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program: 2

 

Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grants

Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund

Söderlund, Richard
Music Performance
Non-degree studies in Music
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Berklee College of Music, MA
9 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant Program: 1

 

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Pudas, Marja
Career Guidance and Counselling
Youth Employment: Supporting the Development of Career Management Skills to Build Careers that Reflect Jobs of the Future
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Central Finland
Georgetown University, DC
3 months, beginning September 2017

Rannila, Sami
Theater Arts
FinnFringe: Bringing Fringe Festival to Finland
Independent Scholar
Fringe Arts, PA
5 months, beginning May 2018

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 2

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Heimonen, Emilia
English Philology
Inclusion of Ethnic and Sexual Minority Groups in the American Classroom
Nummen yhtenäiskoulu
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4 months, beginning August 2017

Leinonen, Sanna
English Philology
Collaborative Teaching and Learning in High School; Changing the Focus from Teaching to Learning
Ylöjärvi Upper Secondary School
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 2

 

Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Akrenius, Mikaela
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2015-2016
Psychology
Indiana University of Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning August 2017

Kalm, Matias
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant 2014-2015
Business
Arizona State University, AZ
9 months, beginning August 2017

Lemetti, Lotta
Fulbright Finland’s Undergraduate Grant 2015-2016
Photography
New York Film Academy, NY and CA
9 months, beginning August 2017

Manninen, Mika
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2016-2017
Exercise Psychology
University of Georgia, GA
9 months, beginning August 2017

Rimali, Saku
Fulbright Finland’s Undergraduate Grant 2015-2016
Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, PA
9 months, beginning August 2017

Siniauer, Pauliina
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2016-2017
Food Journalism
The City University of New York, NY
9 months, beginning August 2017

Takkinen, Jaakko
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-2014
Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
9 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants: 7

 

U.S. Grantees

CV Catalog: American Fulbright Grantees in Finland

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Arce, Gonzalo
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Frontiers for Compressive Spectral Tomography
University of Delaware, DE
Aalto University and Tampere University of Technology
3 months, beginning June 2017

Cobb, Daniel
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
American Studies and History
D'Arcy McNickle: A Life Revisited
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2017

Kim, Dong Shik
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Chemical Engineering
Surface Interaction of Enzyme with Precisely Designed Biomacromolecules
University of Toledo, OH
Aalto University
4 months, beginning January 2018

Mada Kannan, Arunachala Nadar
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Energy and Environment
Design and Development of Solid State Electrolytes for Li-Ion Batteries
Arizona State University, AZ
Aalto University
6 months, beginning May 2018

Matthews, Peter
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Economics
Dreams Grown Apart: A European Perspective on Dynamic Inequality
Middlebury College, VT
Hanken School of Economics
11 months, beginning September 2017

Nair, Anand
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Business
Sustainability Capability through Environmental Innovations
Michigan State University, MI
Aalto University
3 months, beginning June 2018

Pajukanta, Päivi
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Human Genetics
Searching for Genetic Factors Underlying Cardiovascular Disease Using Multiomics Integrative Genomics Approaches
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
2 months, Flex grant for academic years 2017-2019 (May 2018)

Pearce, Joshua
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Materials Science and Engineering
Open Source Atomic Layer Deposition and Associated Tools for Solar Photovoltaic Development
Michigan Technological University, MI
Aalto University
9 months, beginning August 2017

Stock, James
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Marketing
Supply Chain Sustainability:  A Collaborative Partnership to Identify Best Practices in Finnish Organizations
University of South Florida, FL
Hanken School of Economics
6 months, Flex grant for academic years 2016-2018 (August-October 2017)

Talluri, Srinivas
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Operations Management
Risk Mitigation to Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability
Michigan State University, MI
Hanken School of Economics
4 months, Flex grant for academic years 2016-2018 (July-September 2017)

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 10

 

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Cui, Ming
Human Development and Family Studies
The Well-Being of Children and Families: Promoting Education and Research from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Florida State University, FL
University of Helsinki
4 months, beginning August 2017

Frolking, Stephen
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Earth System Science
Using New Field Data from Lakkasuo, Finland, to Improve a Peatland Carbon Model for Climate Change Impact Assessment
University of New Hampshire, NH
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
5 months, beginning February 2018

Ji, Yun
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Chemical Engineering
Fibre Network Structure Study Using Foam-Forming Technology
University of North Dakota, ND
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2018

Kotche, Miiri
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Bioengineering
Translation of User Needs Into Engineering Design Requirements for Medical Devices
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
6 months, beginning January 2018

McElvain, Richard
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
Theatre
Making Offers They Cannot Refuse. American Performance
Fitchburg State University, MA
University of Turku
5 months, beginning January 2018

Sanders, Manuel
Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award
Mathematics
Mathematical Competencies in STEM: Preparing the Researchers of Tomorrow
University of South Carolina, SC
Tampere University of Technology
10 months, beginning August 2017

Timberlake, David
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
Epidemiology
Investigating Roadblocks to Finland’s 2040 Tobacco-Free Initiative
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Tampere
11 months, beginning August 2017

Total grantees for Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: 7

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Those in the U.S. Student Program will be in Finland at least for 1 academic year.

Holt, Gemma
Environmental Policy
Creating Resilience: Sustainable Development in the Policies of the Arctic Council
Graduate of Williams College, MA
University of Lapland

House, Andrew
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Environmental Studies
Atlantic Salmon Genomic Analysis for Conservation Management in Finnish Rivers
Graduate of Mississippi State University, MS
University of Turku

Kaul, Maya
Education
Finland’s Race to STEM: A Review of Teachers’ Experiences with STEM Education Reforms
Graduate of Pomona College, CA
University of Helsinki

O'Donnell, James
Economics and Political Science
Evaluating Basic Income: A Case Study of the Finnish Experiment
Graduate of Villanova University, PA
University of Tampere

Olsen, Emily
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Public Health
Completing a Doctoral degree in Epidemiology: Disparities in School Victimizations among Adolescents
Graduate of Emory University, GA
University of Tampere

Ramesh, Aditya
Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Sustainable Science and Solutions
Completing a Master's degree in Sustainability Science and Solutions – Scaling the Circular Economy
Graduate of Duke University, NC
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Shirey, Vaughn
Ecology and Biodiversity Informatics
Citizen Science: Contributions Towards Our Understanding of National Biodiversity
Graduate of Drexel University, PA
University of Helsinki and Finnish Museum of Natural History

Truong, Quoc Thinh
Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Physics and Mathematics
Completing a Master's degree in Energy Systems
Graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Tursi, Amanda
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Bioinformatics
Completing a Master's degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences
Graduate of Rowan University, NJ
University of Turku

Viggiano, Tiffany
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Higher Education Administration and Policy
Global Responsibility in Practice: International Higher Education in Jyväskylä
University of California, Riverside, CA
University of Jyväskylä

Waits, Audrey
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Biology
Health and Wellbeing of Sami Reindeer Herders
Graduate of Georgia College, GA
University of Oulu

Total grantees for Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 11

 

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Woityra, William
Transportation
A Study of Icebreaking Infrastructure and Management as They Relate to Arctic Maritime Safety
U.S. Coast Guard, DC
Finnish Transport Agency, Helsinki
4 months, beginning January 2018

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 1

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Flynn, Sarah
Arts
Grasping It: Craft Education’s Role in Post Secondary Choices
Arapahoe Campus, Boulder, CO
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2018

Infante, Martha
History
How Outdoor Education Fosters Equality in Girls
Los Angeles Academy Middle School, CA
Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2018

Meyers-White, Ebony
Guidance Counseling
Motivating the Unmotivated: Helping All Students Achieve Academic and Career Success
Carver-Vocational Technical High School, MD
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2018

Northern, Samuel
Library and Media
Global Competence: 21st Century Students Take Action with Phenomenon-Based Learning
Simpson Elementary School, KY
University of Helsinki
3 months, beginning January 2018

Pekkala-Flagan, Aulikki
Science
Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Education
Ramona Convent Secondary School and Pasadena City College, CA
University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2018

Pigott, Kerry
Education (primary level)
The Action Packed Class: Learning in Motion - How Finland’s Best Practices Support Students with ADHD
Cottage Lake Elementary, WA
Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning January 2018

Szypula, Linda
Science
Infusion of STEM Education into 21st Century Learning: A Comparison of Programs and Integration
Fernwood Middle School, NJ
University of Jyväskylä
3 months, beginning January 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 7

 

Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made

Total grantees for Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award:

 

Inter-Country Travel Grants

for one week lecturing visits by U.S. Fulbright scholars based in another country to Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made

Total grantees for the Inter-Country Travel Grant Program:

 

Fulbright Specialist Program

for short-term lecturing and professional collaboration visits by U.S. faculty and professionals to Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made

Donnellan, John
Business Administration
Global Supply Chain Management Project
New Jersey City University, NJ
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Rauma
5 weeks, beginning August 2017

Ensher, Ellen
Business Management
Project on Mentoring and Careers
Loyola Marymount University, CA 
University of Vaasa
2 weeks, beginning September 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 2

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Situation as of August 17, 2017:

Finnish grantees: 34
U.S. grantees: 38
Total:  72

 

Fulbright Finland Foundation

Fulbright Finland Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland. Its purpose is to promote a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States. The Foundation collaborates with a range of government, foundation, university and corporate partners on both sides of the Atlantic to design and manage study and research scholarships, leadership development programs and internationalization services.

Fulbright Finland supports the internationalization of education and research in Finland, and helps U.S. and Finnish institutions create linkages. Under its Internationalization Services the Foundation organizes themed study tours to the United States for Finnish higher education experts, runs the highly popular Fulbright Speaker Program, the Fulbright Dialogues series, and the Transatlantic Roundtables, as well as organizes two national Fulbright Seminars every year.

The Foundation is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the U.S. Department of State, the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund, private foundations, Finnish and U.S. higher education institutions, alumni of the Fulbright Finland programs, and private donors. Over 70% of the Foundation’s core funding originates from Finland, and advancement, fundraising and sponsored grants are a central part of the operation. A key strength of the commission is the consistent strategic engagement of the alumni. 5 500 Finns and Americans have received a grant from the Finnish-American program since its inception in 1949 and the Fulbright Finland Foundation runs an active and rapidly growing alumni network in both countries.

The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Finland Foundation consists of eight members appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Finland. The U.S. Ambassador to Finland serves as the Honorary Chair of the Board. The Foundation office in Helsinki, the Fulbright Center, is managed by the Foundation’s CEO together with a staff of six.

Further information:
Fulbright Finland Foundation
Fulbright Center
Hakaniemenranta 6 (5. floor), 00530 Helsinki
+358-44-5535-286
office(at)fulbright.fi, www.fulbright.fi