Fulbright Center Grantees 2012-2013

Final list: Fulbright Center Grantees 2012-2013 (pdf)

FINNISH GRANTEES

Click the map and see where our Finnish Fulbrighters are located in the U.S each year.

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program

for graduate studies and doctoral dissertation research

Antin, Katri
Theology
University of Helsinki
Emory University

Berger, Laura
Architecture
Aalto University
Columbia University
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University

Haapajärvi, Linda
Sociology
École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Harvard University
Recipient of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award

Häkkinen, Silja
Atmospheric aerosols
University of Helsinki
Columbia University
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki

Kuha, Antti
Law
University of Helsinki
Stanford University

Lappalainen, Olli
Economics
University of Turku
University of California, Berkeley
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku

Levänen, Jarkko
Public Policy
University of Helsinki
University of Colorado, Denver

Ojanperä, Sanna
International relations
University of Essex
American University

Simelius, Samuli
Archeology
University of Helsinki
Cornell University

Tikkaoja, Oona
Fine Arts
Aalto University
University of California, San Diego
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 10

 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program

for doctoral dissertation research

Kolehmainen, Marjo
Communications
University of Tampere
Old Dominion University
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Tampere

Nevanperä, Tiina
Visual Culture
Aalto University
State University of New York, Stony Brook University
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University

Tiitinen, Laura
Social work
University of Lapland
Colorado State University
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Lapland

Virtanen, Suvi
Chemistry
University of Jyväskylä
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 4

 

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant

for graduate study and post-doctoral research in projects with relevance to the fields represented by the technology industries. Program in cooperation with Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiö

Haarnoja, Tuomas
Doctoral Student
Engineering
Luleå University of Technology and Aalto University
University of California, Berkeley

Verho, Tuukka
Doctoral Student
Physics
Aalto University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT

Total grantees for Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant : 2

 

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Renewal Grant

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Peppanen, Jouni
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grantee 2011-12
Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

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

 

Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

for Finnish teaching and graduate study. Program in cooperation with CIMO, the Centre for International Mobility, operating under the Finnish Ministry of Education.

Härmävaara, Hanna-Ilona
Finnish Language
University of Helsinki
University of Minnesota

Norema, Anne
Finnish Language
University of Helsinki
Columbia University

Pirilä, Amanda
English Philology
University of Turku
University of California, Berkeley

Rönkkönen, Henriikka
Finnish Literature
University of Helsinki
Indiana University, Bloomington

Total grantees for Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program: 4

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Junior Scholar Program

for post-doctoral research

Kovalainen, Heikki A.
Philosophy
University of Tampere
Harvard University

Suominen, Arho
Engineering
University of Turku
Georgia Institute of Technology
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku

Tervonen, Miika
History
Finnish Literature Society
Columbia University

Vierros, Marja
Linguistics
University of Helsinki
New York University

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Junior Scholar Program: 4

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Senior Scholar Program

for post-doctoral research

Pyykkönen, Miikka
Sociology
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Davis
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä

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

 

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Ala-Korpi, Raimo
Business
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Pirkanmaa
University of California, Los Angeles

Hakala, Johanna
University Services
University of Tampere
North Carolina State University & State University of New York, Albany

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 2

 

Fulbright Grant in Photojournalism Sponsored by the Patricia Seppälä Foundation

for professional development projects

Rautaheimo, Kaisa
Freelance photographer
International Center of Photography & Magnum Photos

Total grantees for Fulbright Grant in Photojournalism Sponsored by the Patricia Seppälä Foundation: 1

 

Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators.

Semi, Leena
University Teacher Training School at Joensuu
University of Maryland, College Park

Sola, Elina
Lielahti School, Tampere
University of Maryland, College Park

Sydänmaanlakka, Marianna
Sotunki High School, Vantaa
University of Maryland, College Park

Total grantees for Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program: 3

 

Fulbright Center's Undergraduate Grant Program for Undergraduate Studies

(Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund)

Aalto-Setälä, Juha
Music Education
Sibelius Academy
University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Saajola, Ninni
Scriptwriting (movie and TV)
Turku
University of Arts in Philadelphia

Zhang, Wanmeng
Business Economics
Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
New York University, Stern School of Business

Total grantees for Undergraduate Grant Program for undergraduate studies: 3

 

Summer Institute for European Student Leaders on Environmental Stewardship

U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the Fulbright Center

Pirhonen, Päivi
Environmental Ecology
University of Helsinki
Kansas State University

Total grantees for the Summer Institute for European Student Leaders on Environmental Stewardship: 1

 

Fulbright Center Renewal Grants

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Juutinen, Jasmin
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2011-12
Illustration
Ringling College of Arts and Design

Karjalainen, Joonas
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2010-11
Environmental engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Lehmuskumpu, Heidi
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2011-12
Fundraising and Grantmaking
New York University

Leivo, Markus
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2011-12
Music
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Salminen, Elina
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2011-12
Archaeology
University of Michigan

Salo, Janne
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2010-11
Art History
Yale University

Säätelä, Elsa
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2009-10
Journalism
CUNY, Baruch College

Total grantees for Fulbright Center Renewal Grants: 7

 

AMERICAN GRANTEES

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair for lecturing and research at the Aalto University

Elwazani, Salim
Bowling Green State University
Architecture
Project: When Time Caresses the Place: Historic Context in Finnish Settings
Aalto University, Department of Architecture
9 months, academic year
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Total grantees for Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair Program : 1

 

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies for lecturing and research at the University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures, North American Studies Program

Schein, Richard
University of Kentucky
Geography
Project: North American Landscapes: Cultural Geographies of Place
University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures
9 months, academic year
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant University of Visby, Sweden

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 1

 

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for lecturing and research at higher education institutions in Finland

Brotman, Stuart
Harvard University
Communications
Project: National Broadband Policies: Finland and the U.S. in Comparative Context.
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Media and Communications Studies

Total grantees for Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies Program: 1

 

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

for lecturing and research at Finnish higher education institutions

Alperson, Philip
Temple University, Philadelphia
Philosophy
Project: The Philosophy of Music Education: An International Collaboration
Sibelius Academy
5 months, beginning August 2012

Arone, Gregory
University of Virginia
Mathematics
Project: Current Trends in Topology and Algebra; Calculus of Functors and its Applications
University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2013

Garder, Per
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
University of Maine, Orono
Civil Engineering
Project: Impacts of Intelligent Transport Systems on Vulnerable Road Users
VTT Espoo
5 months, beginning August 2012

Germann Molz, Jennie
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Sociology
Project: Socially Sustainable Tourism: Informal Economies of Hospitality in Finnish Lapland
University of Lapland
5 months, beginning January 2013

Hartnell, Helen
Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Law
Project: Civil Justice, Legitimacy, and Federalism in Nordic Europe; Innovative “Applied European Union Law” Course
University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning August 2012

Meehan, Christopher
Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award
University of Delaware, Newark
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: Sustainable Building Foundations – A Geothermal Heat Pump Approach
Tampere University of Technology
12 months, beginning August 2012

Mullins, Paul
Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis
Anthropology
Project: Historical Archaeology and Consumer Society in Northern Europe, 1600–1900
University of Oulu
4 months, beginning September 2012
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Vienna, Austria

Roberts, Susan
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
University of Kentucky
Geography
Project: Geographies of Global Inequality
University of Turku
9 months, academic year
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Heidelberg, Germany
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

Stucker, Brent
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
University of Louisville
Mechanical Engineering
Project: A Roadmap for the Implementation of Additive Manufacturing in Underdeveloped Regions
VTT Espoo
6 months, beginning January 2013

Sharif, Hamid
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Computer Engineering
Project: Development of a Novel Energy Efficient Algorithm for Secure Multimedia Transactions over Mobile Time-Varying Wireless Devices
VTT Oulu
6 months, beginning January 2013

Zeller, Benjamin
Brevard College
Religious Studies
Project: Religious Resurgence and Transformations in Finland within a Global Context
Åbo Akademi University
6 months, beginning August 2012
Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Tromso, Norway
Inter-Country Travel Grant to Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden

Total grantees for Core Fulbright Scholar Program : 11

 

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Kadish, Lesley
Minnesota Historical Society
Anthropology
Project: Evaluating the Impact of Design and Geospatial Technologies on History Museum Audiences
WeeGee Exhibition Center
5 months, beginning September 2012. Received an extension grant from February until May 2013

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 1

 

Fulbright Graduate Student Grantees

for study and research at Finnish higher education institutions

Bichell, Rae Ellen
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Yale University
Journalism
Project: Climate Change and the Finnish Response
University of Helsinki
University of Oulu
University of Lapland

East, Hannah
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Nazareth College of Rochester
Social Work
Project: Finnish Anti-Corruption Policy as a Best Practices Global Model
University of Helsinki

Harris, Lucas
Hamilton College
Geography
Project: Threats of Climate Change to Plant Species in Subarctic Finland
University of Helsinki

Knowles, Sophie Anne
Lois Roth Endowment Awardee
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
Education
Project: Mathematics Education, Confidence and Achievement: Finnish Education Policies for Equitable Learning
University of Oulu

MacCord, Katherine
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Arizona State University
Biology
Project: Research at the Intersection of Biology and the History and Philosophy of Science
University of Helsinki

Miller, Kimberley
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
San Diego State University
Ecology
Project: Climate Change, Methane Emissions, and C-Cycling Dynamics in Finnish Arctic Wetlands
University of Eastern Finland and Finnish Forest Research Institute

Norris, Benjamin
College of William and Mary
Cultural and Intellectual History
Project:  The City as Aesthetic Text: Cultural Representations of Finland’s Urbanization
University of Helsinki

Whalen, Meghan
Occidental College
Chemistry
Project: Design and Synthesis of Selective Benzimidazole-Based Antimicrobials against C. Pneumoniae
University of Helsinki

Whorton, Lindsay
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Lois Roth Endowment Awardee
Drake University
Education
Project: Possibilities for Productive Partnerships: Lessons from the Finnish Teachers Union (OAJ)
University of Helsinki

Williams, Jacqueline
Pace University
Education
Project: Master’s Degree in Education and Globalization
University of Oulu

Total grantees for Fulbright Graduate Student Grantees: 10

 

Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Laurie Eldridge
Peoria Unified School District #11, Phoenix, AZ
Project: Crossing Borders – Being Part of the World: An Intercultural Art Education Curriculum Model
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
6 Months, Spring Semester

Janet English
Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Lake Forest, CA
Project: Teaching Scientific Problem Solving
University of Eastern Finland, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education. Joensuu Campus
6 Months, Spring Semester

Karen Lee
Thurgood Marshall Academy, Washington, DC
Project: Comparison between Vocational and Academic Tracks
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute for Educational Research
6 Months, Spring Semester

Christine MacCartney
Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Newburgh, NY
Project: Using Performance Based Indicators to Guide Ongoing Daily Assessment
University of Tampere, Department of Teacher Education
6 Months, Spring Semester

Amanda Siepiola
District of Columbia Public Schools, Horace Mann Elementary School, Washington, DC
Project: You are NOT Taught, You Learn: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue of Constructivism and Play in the United States and Finland
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
6 Months, Spring Semester

Total grantees for Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program: 5

 

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

Evangelista, Matthew
Cornell University
International Relations
Project: Lecturing on Human Rights in Eastern European Space
University of Tampere
University of Rome, Italy

Cowan, Scott
Western Michigan University
Music
Project: Brass Workshops, Jazz ensemble
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
University of Ulster, UK
 

Total grantees for the Inter-country Travel Grant Program: 2

 

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.

Dieci, Luca
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mathematics
Project: Seminar talks and lectures, consultation on mathematics curriculum development
Aalto University
August-September 2013

Hill, Deborah
Southern Utah University
Education
Project: Seminars and class sessions on pedagogy and related topics, teaching courses, working with students and members of the department
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
September-October 2013

Total grantees for the Specialist Program: 2

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Finnish grantees: 43
American grantees: 34
Total: 77

 

The Fulbright Center

The Fulbright Center (the binational Fulbright Commission in Helsinki, Finland) is a service organization that specializes in cultural exchange between Finland and North America. The Center administers grant programs and provides advising, training and information services for students, researchers and working professionals. The year 2012 marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Fulbright agreement between Finland and the United States.

The Fulbright Center is an independent, private, not-for-profit organization funded by the Finnish, U.S. and Canadian governments, the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund founded by the U.S. and Finnish governments, and increasingly by private Finnish foundations and Finnish higher education institutions. 80 % of the Fulbright Center funding comes from Finland. The Fulbright Center Board of Directors 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 Fulbright Center has a staff of six.

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