Fulbright Finland Grantees 2018-2019

Situation as of September 18, 2018

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ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Laippala, Veronika
Corpus and Computational Linguistics
Structuring Language Use across Multilingual Web Corpora
University of Turku
Northern Arizona University, AZ
The grant is cost-shared with University of Turku
7 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Senior Scholar Program: 1

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Immanen, Mikko
Modern European Intellectual History
Adorno and Conservative Kulturkritik: Turning Anti-Enlightenment Arguments for Enlightenment
University of Helsinki
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY
9 months, beginning September 2018

Myllylä, Teemu
Biomedical Sensing and Instrumentation
Validating and Advancing Sensing Methods Towards Monitoring (G)lymphatic System
University of Oulu
Boston University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Oulu
4 months, beginning March 2019

Tarkiainen, Lasse
Demography, Social Epidemiology
Explaining the Changing Association between Education and Mortality
University of Helsinki
University of Texas at Austin, TX
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning October 2018

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

 

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Awards

for research collaboration and participation in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative program

Gritsenko, Daria
Energy and Environment
Sustainable Energy for the Arctic Regions
University of Helsinki
George Washington University, D.C.
Program term: May 2018-October 2019
Research visit: TBC

Nystén-Haarala, Soili
Commercial Law and Russian Law
Companies and Benefit Sharing of Natural Resource Extraction
University of Lapland
University of Washington, WA
Program term: May 2018-October 2019
Research visit: TBC

Total grantees for Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Awards Program: 2

 

Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration

for a short research visit in the U.S.

Kudo, Saki
Experimental Economics and Social Policy
The Determinant of Gender Pay Gap: The Impact of Family Leave on Gift-Exchange Experiment
University of Tampere
Rice University, TX
2 months, beginning September 2018

Pöyliö, Hanna
Education
Improving Phonological Skills of English as a Foreign Language Learners in Finland
Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä
MGH Institute for Health Professions, MA
3 weeks, beginning October 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration Program: 2
 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

for doctoral research

Aska, Elli-Mari
Biochemistry and Developmental Biology
The Role of Mlh1 in Maintaining Normal Lymphocyte Development
University of Helsinki
Stanford University, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning September 2018

Jokela, Maija
Political and Cultural Sociology, Social Movements
Citizenship in Action
University of Tampere
University of Virginia, VA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Tampere
6 months, beginning August 2018

Kainulainen, Mikko
Education
Epistemic Cognition and Conceptual Change in the Development of Expertise in History
University of Turku
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ
The grant is cost-shared with University of Turku
6 months, beginning September 2018

Laine, Veera
Political History
The Power of Definition – Conceptual History of Nationalism in the Russian Political Discourse
University of Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2019

Lassila, Maija
Development Studies
The Future Landscapes of Mining in Arctic Finland: Stories from Extractivist Visions to Lived Environments
University of Helsinki
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
The grant is cost-shared with university of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2019

Silvan, Kristiina
Political History
Moving on from Komsomol: Government-Organized Youth Organizations in Russia and Belarus After the Collapse of Communism
University of Helsinki
Princeton University, NJ
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning April 2019

Surma-aho, Antti
Product Development
The Development and Influence of Empathy in Design Teams
Aalto University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University
10 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 7
 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants

for graduate studies and doctoral research

Castrén, Martina
Law
Completing an LL.M. degree in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Henriksson, Erik
Phonology
Syllable Prominence and Metrical Mapping in Ancient Greek Poetry
University of Helsinki
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
9 months, beginning September 2018

Ilvesmäki, Henrik
Building Architecture
Completing a Master’s degree in Architecture in the U.S.
Graduate of Aalto University
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Kantola, Sini
Geography
Participation of Citizens in Land of Use Planning and Decision Making in Sparsely Populated Northern Areas
University of Oulu
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, MT
9 months, beginning October 2018

Lemettinen, Jori
Micro- and Nanosciences
Expanding Knowledge in Emerging High Performance Electronics
Aalto University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Sponsored by KAUTE Foundation
12 months, beginning July 2018

Lihr, Tuomas
Law, Economics and Global Affairs
Completing a Master's degree in Global Affairs in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Yale University, CT
9 months, beginning August 2018

Suuronen, Ville
Intellectual History and Political Science
Thinking through the Twentieth-Century: Hannah Arendt and Carl Schmitt on Politics, Philosophy and Law
University of Helsinki
Barnard College of Columbia University, NY
9 months, beginning September 2018

Tikka, Iida
International Relations
Completing a Master's degree in Security Studies in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Tampere
Georgetown University, D.C.
9 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 8

 

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.

Jukarainen, Sakari
Health Data Science
Completing a Master’s degree in Health Data Science in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2018

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

 

Fulbright Finland Partnership Awards for Graduate Studies

Sangi, Pekko
Architecture
Non-degree studies in Architecture
Tampere University of Technology
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
The Johnson Scholarship
9 months, beginning August 2018

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

 

Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants

for teaching Finnish and graduate studies

Hiitelä, Marjo
Finnish Language; Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Helsinki; University of Tampere
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9 months, beginning August 2018

Isomaa, Jukka
Finnish Language and Literature
Graduate of the University of Oulu
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning August 2018

Luoma, Meri
Finnish Language and Literature Teacher
University of Jyväskylä
University of Washington, WA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program: 3
 

Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grants

Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund

Elopuro, Hulda
Human Biology
Completing a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
University of Southern California, CA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant Program: 1
 

Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with Vanderbilt University

for undergraduate studies

Moisio, Agneetta
Social Sciences
Completing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in the U.S.
Vanderbilt University, TN
Hilppa A.K. Roby Scholarship
9 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with Vanderbilt University: 1
 

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Ahonen, Aila
Sport Management
Developing Sports Management Education in Finland by Benchmarking the U.S. System in the University of Florida
JAMK University of Applied Sciences
University of Florida, FL
The grant is cost-shared with JAMK University of Applied Sciences
4,5 months, beginning January 2019

Kokko, Sirpa
Craft Education and Cultural Heritage
Cultural Approaches to Crafts and Craft Education
University of Helsinki
James Madison University, VA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning August 2018

Nikula, Jussi
Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Co-Creating Narratives for Transition Pathways from Ecological Overshoot to Sustainable Economies
WWF - World Wildlife Fund in Finland
Capital Institute, CT
3,5 months, beginning September 2018

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 3
 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Kangas, Annaleena
Mathematics Teacher
Self-Directed Learning in Different Learning Environments – How to Support Developing Students’ Metacognitive Skills
Gradia Jyväskylä
Host University in the U.S.: TBC
4 months, beginning January 2019

Kaverma-Soukko, Elina
Handicraft Teacher
Is the Maker Culture the Way to Find a ‘Flow-Mode’ to All Learners? How Slower and Faster Learners Have Been Taken Care of in Different Schools?
Käpylä Comprehensive School, Helsinki
Host University in the U.S.: TBC
4 months, beginning January 2019

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 2

 

Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Akrenius, Mikaela
Cognitive Science
Completing a Doctoral Degree in Cognitive Science in the U.S.
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning August 2018

Kalm, Matias
Business
Completing a Doctoral Degree in Business in the U.S.
Arizona State University, AZ
9 months, beginning August 2018

Lemetti, Lotta
Photography
Completing a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
New York Film Academy, NY
9 months, beginning August 2018

Manninen, Mika
Exercise Psychology
Completing a Doctoral degree in Sport Pedagogy in the U.S.
University of Georgia, GA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Rimali, Saku
Systems Engineering
Completing a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
University of Pennsylvania, PA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Rusi, Inka
Film Directing
Completing a Master's degree in Film Directing in the U.S.
California School of the Arts, CA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Söderlund, Richard
Music Performance
Non-degree studies in Music
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Berklee College of Music, MA
5 months, beginning August 2018

Takkinen, Jaakko
Religious Studies
Completing a Doctoral degree in the U.S.
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
9 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants: 8

 

Study of the U.S. Institutes

summer programs for scholars, secondary school educators, and youth leaders

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made in spring 2019

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institutes:

 

Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Europe

summer programs for youth leaders

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made in spring 2019

 

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders:

 

U.S. Grantees

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Borland, Katherine
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
Comparative Studies in the Humanities
The Role of Ethnological Archives in Public-Facing Humanities Research
Ohio State University, OH
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2018

Buchanan, Bonnie
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Fintech, Securitization, Law and Finance
Fintech - the Nordic Perspective
Seattle University, WA
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
6 months, beginning August 2018

Coulombe, Roger
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Toxicology and Biomedicine
Metabolic Disease: Therapy and Prevention through Dietary Improvement
Utah State University, UT
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
2 months, Flex grant for academic years 2018-2020 (October-December 2018)

Katz Rothman, Barbara
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Sociology of Health and Illness
Diagnosing Metabolic Disorders: Genetic Testing and Human Concerns
City University of New York - Baruch College, NY
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
2 months, Flex grant for academic years 2018-2020

Rand, Patrick
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Design and Construction Materials
Knowledge Building about Architecture and Design; Materials for Design and Finnish Building Information Documents
North Carolina State University, NC
Aalto University, Espoo
5 months, beginning January 2019

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 5

 

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Beckford, Floyd
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry
Glycoconjugation of Organometallic Ruthenium Anticancer Compounds
University of Virginia's College at Wise, VA
University of Turku
4,5 months, beginning August 2018

Crislip, Andrew
History
The Emotional Worlds of Ancient Christianity: Historical Approaches to Emotional Well-Being
Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2018

Jones, Richard
Deviance and Social Control
Comparative Crime and Punishment
Marquette University, WI
University of Tampere
3 months, beginning September 2018

Lynch, Cecelia
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
International Relations
Religious and Secular Ethics in Global Humanitarianism
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Tampere
6 months, beginning January 2019

McDermott-Levy, Ruth
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental and Global Health
Climate Change Health Impacts in Finland
Villanova University, PA
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
5 months, beginning August 2018

Miller, Bryan
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
Criminology and Criminal Justice
A Comparative Qualitative Study of Novel Psychoactive Drug Knowledge among Healthcare, Drug Treatment, and Criminal Justice Practitioners in Finland
Clemson University, SC
University of Tampere
5 months, beginning January 2019

Seidman, Rachel
Oral History, Women's History
Oral History in an Interdisciplinary and International Context
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Turku
4,5 months, beginning January 2019

Sweeny, JoAnne
Comparative Law and Feminist Jurisprudence
Comparative Constitutional Law and Freedom of Expression
University of Louisville, KY
University of Turku
4 months, beginning January 2019

Zhuang, Qianlai
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Biogeochemistry Modeling
Investigating the Threat of Arctic Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Global Environment and Climate
Purdue University, IN
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
5 months, beginning August 2018

Total grantees for Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: 9

 

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Award

Rink, Elizabeth
Public Health, Social Work, Anthropology
Reproductive Health Justice in Arctic Indigenous Communities: A Comparative Analysis of Reproductive Health Traditional Knowledge, Resources, Systems and Policies
Montana State University
Thule Institute; University of Oulu
Program term: May 2018-October 2019
Research visit: TBC

Total grantees for Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Program: 1

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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

Capps, Jonathan
Studio Glass Art
Articulating Finnish Glass Culture through the "Integrated Cross-Cultural Series"
Graduate of Ohio State University, OH
Nuutajärvi Glassworks’ Cultural Foundation

Fessler, Mary
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Molecular Ecology
Deploying Novel Diagnostic Assay to Save Endangered Saimaa Seals
Graduate of the Smith College, MA
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

Holdren, Sarah
Maternall and Child Health
Narratives of the NICU: Exploring Finnish Family-Centered Care and Infant Feeding
Graduate of the Elon University, NC
University of Turku

Kehn, Carolyn
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Diversity and Inclusion Studies
Completing a Master’s degree in Contemporary Societies
Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
University of Helsinki

Lopez, Gabriel
Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Electrical Engineering
Completing a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering: Solar Economy
Graduate of the Villanova University, PA
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Mansour, Harrison
Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Mathematics and Computer Science
Completing a Master's Degree in Computational Engineering
Graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Miller, Julia
Early Childhood Education
Effects of Social Play on Academic and Social Attainment by K-2 Students in Philadelphia and Helsinki
Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of Helsinki

Paterick, Michelle
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Education
Completing a Master’s degree in Education and Learning
Graduate of the University of Georgia, GA
University of Turku

Ruhl, Erika
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Archaeological Textiles
A Single Mitten: Children's Identity and Agency in Pre-Modern Finnish Burial Textiles
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, NY
University of Oulu

Sangesland, Mona
Flute Performance
Performing Healthily: Injury Awareness Among Flutists
Graduate of the New England Conservatory, MA
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy

Welsh, William
Molecular Genetics
Completing a Master’s degree in Biomedicine
Graduate of the University of South Carolina, SC
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

Wood, Steffaney
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Environmental Studies
Toxic Algal Blooms and Climate Change: An Assessment in the Northern Baltic Sea
Graduate of Davidson College, NC
Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki

Total grantees for Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 12

 

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Filene, Benjamin
Public History and Museum Studies
Museums, Public Memory, and Civic Life
North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC
University of Helsinki
4,5 months, beginning January 2019

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 1

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Baker, Leslie
English Literacy
Joyful Learning: Best Practices for Engaging and Inspiring Students
Taos Municipal Charter School, NM
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2019

Freedman, Matthew
English
Social Literacy and Teen Immigrants: Using Technology to Bridge Cultural and Linguistic Gaps in L2s
Newburgh Free Academy, NY
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2019

Goldberg, Sabrina
Mathematics
Great Mathematicians: Authentic Middle School Student Inquiry and Phenomenon-Based Learning
The School at Columbia University, NY
University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2019

Oleniczak, Joseph
Biotechnology
Exploring Biotechnology Career Pathways from Secondary Education to the Workplace in Finland
Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, TX
University of Helsinki
4 months, beginning January 2019

Safari, Argine
Music
Global Classrooms: Connecting Communities through Arts Collaboration And Phenomenon-Based Design
Pascack Valley High School, NJ
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
5 months, beginning January 2019

Sampson, Amy
English
Jumping the Track: Heterogeneous Grouping and the Implications for Urban American Schools
Baltimore City College, MD
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2019

Stewart, Jennifer
History and Politics
How Less Can Be More: What Finland Can Teach the U.S. about Cutting the Homework in the Humanities
Moses Brown School, RI
University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2019

Weiss, Jane
Education
The Finland Oregon Connection: How Do We Create the Greatest Thinkers for the World?
Boeckman Creek Primary School, OR
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2019

Young, Robyn
Special Education
Inclusion Strategies of Evidence Based Practices: Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (Autism)
Kellogg Elementary School, CA
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2019

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 9

 

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

Elford, Martha
Education
Technology in Teacher Preparation & Professional Development
University of Kansas, KS
Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä
6 weeks, beginning September 2018

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 1

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Situation as of September 18, 2018:

Finnish grantees: 43
U.S. grantees: 38
Total:  81

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.

The Fulbright Finland Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Culture 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 is managed by the Foundation’s CEO together with a staff of six.

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