Fulbright Center Grantees 2013-2014

Final list: Fulbright Center Grantees 2013-2014 (pdf)

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

FINNISH GRANTEES

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Björn, Piia
Education
University of Jyväskylä
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Comparing the RTI approach with renewed Finnish system of special education
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Awardee 2013
3 months, beginning October 2013

Kirkkopelto, Esa
Theater
University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mimetology/Logomimesis. Towards a Theory of the Performing Body
The grant is cost-shared with the Theatre Academy
3 months, beginning February 2014

Lehtimäki, Hanna
Business Administration
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Neuroinnovation Research Program 2012- 2017
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus
6 months, beginning February 2014

Lönnberg, Tuomas
Chemistry
University of Turku
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Selective and Reversible Cross-Linking of miRNA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
6 months, beginning September 2013
 

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

 

Fulbright-Schuman Research Grants

for graduate studies, lecturing, or research related to E.U. affairs or EU-U.S.relations (Administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg)

Pietilä, Päivi
Linguistics
University of Turku
City University of New York, NY
Promoting Lifelong Learning: Lexical Competence of Learners of Different Ages and Proficiency Levels
4 months, beginning September 2013

Total grantees for Fulbright-Schuman Research Grants: 1

 

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

for scholars and professionals to lecture at U.S. institutions for one semester or academic year

Jyrki Loima
Education
University of Helsinki
Daemen College, Amherst, NY
Facing Challenges – Developing Global Education Together

Total grantees for Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program: 1

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Heikkilä, Pauli
History
University of Tartu
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA and University of Minnesota, MN
Estonian Emigrants of the Cold War in American Archives
6 months, beginning January 2014

Herrala, Meri
Political History
University of Helsinki
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
East-West Cultural Interactions: Soviet Elite Performers as Agents of Soft Power Diplomacy 1946-1983
9 months, beginning September 2013

Piippo, Irina
Anthropology
University of Helsinki
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Normativity in Action – a Theoretically Oriented Sociolinguistic Study of Language Norms and their Evaluative Dimension
10 months, beginning August 2013

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

for doctoral dissertation research

Koskimaa, Vesa
Political Science
University of Tampere
University of Houston, TX
The Ascendancy of The Party in Public Office? A Study on the Transformation of Intra-Party Power Structures in Finland
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Tampere
6 months, beginning January 2014
 

Marttinen, Aleksi
Engineering
Aalto University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Dynamic Spectrum Access for Tactical MANET
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University
6 months, beginning January 2014
 

Siitonen, Ari
Medicine
University of Oulu
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Whole Exome Sequencing Using Finnish Parkinson’s Disease Samples
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Oulu
8 months, beginning March 2014
 

Tawah, Sanna
Anthropology
University of Jyväskylä
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The Market in My Hands: Mobile Phones for Social and Financial Connectivity among ”Buyam-sellam” Traders in Cameroon
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2014
 

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Lampinen, Johanna
Business Administration
American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, DC
Developing Fundraising Processes and Effectiveness at the American Red Cross
12 months, beginning August 2013

Mäenpää, Teemu
Education
Vaasa Vocational Institute
Central Piedmont Community College, Matthews, NC and South Central College, North Mankato, MN
Developing the Finnish Automotive Education through the Perspective of the American Automotive Education
5 months, beginning August 2013

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 2

 

Distinguished Fulbright Awards In Teaching

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

Kallio, Maija
Tiirismaa School, Lahti
University of Maryland, College Park
Learning from Each Other in P.E. and Health Education Teaching in the U.S. and in Finland

Rahikka, Mikko
Helsingin yhteislyseo
University of Maryland, College Park
Teaching Mathematics and Physics with the Help of Modern Technology

Ritvanen, Inka
Myllypuro School
University of Maryland, College Park
Improving Music Class Teaching Methods

Total grantees for Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program: 3

 

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.

Antikainen, Aku
Physics
Tampere University of Technology
University of Rochester, NY
Doctoral Degree in Optics

Broas, Mikael
Engineering
Aalto University
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants

for graduate studies and doctoral dissertation research

Cheas, Kirsi-Mari
Communications
University of Helsinki
New York University, NY
Combinations of Perspective in World News Related to South America
11 months, beginning September 2013

Eskola, Jyri
Architecture
Aalto University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Master’s Degree in Architecture
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University

Haara, Heikki
History
University of Helsinki
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Psychological and Social Aspects in Samuel Pufendorf’s Theory of Sociability
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
12 months, beginning August 2013

Hämäläinen, Joonas
Economics
University of Turku
Princeton University, NJ
Optimal Equity Portfolio Construction
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
12 months, beginning August 2013

Takkinen, Jaakko
Religious Studies
University of Helsinki
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Doctoral Degree in Religious Studies

Vanhanen, Tero
Literature
University of Helsinki
University of California, Berkeley, CA
American Studies in America
10 months, beginning August 2013

Vasko, Petra
Chemistry
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Davis, CA
Main Group Molecular Materials
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
12 months, beginning September 2013

Vuolajärvi, Niina
Sociology
University of Eastern Finland and University of Helsinki
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Doctoral degree in Sociology

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 8             

 

Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants

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

Räsänen, Elisa
Literature
University of Jyväskylä
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Soikkeli, Katja
Finnish Language and Literature
University of Helsinki
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MIN

Virtanen, Aija
Finnish Language and Literature
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Yliniemi, Veera
Finnish Language and Literature
University of Helsinki
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Total grantees for Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Ass4istant Program: 4

 

Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grants

(Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund)

Hakanpää, Milena
International Relations
United World College Costa Rica
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Lundstedt, Jussi
Economics
Turku International School
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA

Nuutinen, Olga
Deaf Studies
University of Jyväskylä
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

Ruohonen, Aki
Aerospace Engineering
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
University of California, San Diego, CA

Total grantees for Undergraduate Grant Program for undergraduate studies: 4

 

Fulbright Center Partnership Awards for Undergraduate Students

Kurki, Niina
Economics and Communications
Ressu Upper Secondary School
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship

Total grantees for Fulbright Center Partnership Awards for Undergraduate Students: 1

 

Summer Institute for European Student Leaders on Environmental Stewardship

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

Lehvävirta, Hertta
Regional Studies/Urban Geography
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

Häkkinen, Silja
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant  2012-13
Chemical Engineering
Columbia University, NY

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

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

Saajola, Ninni
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2012-13
Writing for Film and Television
The University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA

Salminen, Elina
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2011-12
Archeology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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

Total grantees for Fulbright Center Renewal Grants: 6

 

U.S. GRANTEES

 

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Wasser, Frederick
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
CUNY--Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Communications
Project: American Media Studies and Education
University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures
9 months, beginning August 2013
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Bergen, Norway

Flikkema, Paul
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Communications Engineering
Project: Pricing Electrons, Valuing People: Understanding and Designing the Socio-Technological Network of Tomorrow’s Smart Grid
Aalto University, Department of Automation and Systems Technology
9 months, beginning August 2013

Brusilovsky, Peter
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Information Science
Project: Research and Teaching in the Area of Learning Technologies and Adaptive Systems
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, and Aalto University
5 months, August-November 2013, May-June 2014

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 3

 

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

Goeres, Darla
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Engineering
Project: Collaboration on the Development and Validation of Biofilm Standard Methods
Åbo Akademi
5 months, beginning January 2014

Helling, William
Fulbright-HAAGA-HELIA Scholar Award
Indiana University—Bloomington, IN
Information Sciences
Project: Improving Business Services through Information Technology
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
5 months, beginning August 2013

Hermansson, Casie
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Literature
Project: Children's Literature and American Literature from 1945
University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University
5 months, beginning January 2014

Kalu, Kalu
Auburn University—Montgomery, AL
Political Science
Project: The Interaction of Technology and Culture in Shaping Civic Attitudes Toward Political Institutions and Policy Outcomes: Lessons from the Finnish Experience
University of Tampere
6 months, beginning August 2013

Lange, David
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Engineering
Project: Frost Resistance of Concrete: A Microstructural Approach
VTT Espoo
6 months, beginning January 2014

Li, Yue
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Engineering
Project: Advancing Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Design for Resilient Civil Infrastructure
VTT Espoo
5 months, beginning August 2013 (Flex grant for academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015)

London, Justin
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Music
Project: Dance With Me: The Effects of Self-motion and Observed Motion on Perceived Musical Tempo
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2014

Pandit, Ravindra
Fulbright-HAAGA-HELIA Scholar Award
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Business Administration
Project: Teaching and Research
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
5 months, beginning August 2013
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to ANGELL Akademie Freuburg, Germany

Schuckers, Michael
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Mathematics
Project: A Posterior Predictive Approach to Scaling of Biometric False Match Rates
VTT Espoo
5 months, beginning August 2013

Torcivia, Elizabeth
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Medical Sciences
Project: Innovation and Clinical Reasoning in Health Care Delivery Systems
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
6 months, beginning January 2014

Total grantees for Core Fulbright Scholar Program: 10

 

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Hoddie, Matthew
Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
Towson University , Towson, MD
International Relations
Project: Designed for Democracy: Power Sharing and Democracy in Post-Civil War States
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
4 months, beginning February 2014

Mikulec, Erin
Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Education
Project: An immersion experience in Finnish secondary teacher education
University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2014

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 2

 

Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching

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

Condon, Katherine
McPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN
Music
Project: Creating a comprehensive music education program to serve as a replicable model
Sibelius Academy
3 months, beginning March 2014

Elkins, Kathryn
Sapulpa Junior High School, Sapulpa, OK
Science
Project: Low-socioeconomic schools developing science knowledge and skills through project-based learning
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
4 months, beginning March 2014

Martin, Karen
Tri-Valley School, Healy, AK
All subjects (2nd grade teacher)
Project: Research-Based Teaching: The Power to Transform Teaching Practice
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
6 months, beginning January 2014

Polski, Crystal
Wayzata High School, Plymouth, MN
Social Studies
Project: Creating Opportunities for Autonomy and Accountability for Secondary Learners
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
6 months, beginning January 2014

Zoellner-Gonzalez, Jeanne
Brighton Park School, Chicago, IL
Language Arts, Math, Science (6th grade teacher (primary))
Project: Conceptual Knowledge vs. Procedural Knowledge - Laying the Math Foundation Before Memorization Begins
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education
6 months, beginning January 2014

Total grantees for Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program: 5

 

U.S. Graduate Student Program

Albov, Sophia
University of Montana
Geography
Project title: Organic Agriculture in the Shadow of the Arctic Circle
MTT Agrifood Research in Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland

Boggs, Christin
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Photography
Project title: Viljellä: A Photographic Record of Finnish Food Practices
Aalto University

Boor, Brandon
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
The University of Texas, Austin
Engineering
Project title: A Breath of Fresh Air: What We Can Learn from Finland’s Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Practices
University of Helsinki and Aalto University

Davis, Robert
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Mathematics
Project title: On the h*-vector for Symmetric Magic Squares
Aalto University

Hayden, Alistair
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Boston University, Boston, MA
Education
Project title: Benchmarking Finnish Best Practices for Environmental Education
University of Turku

Jamandre, Olivia
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Piano
Project title: The Influence of Folk Music on Jean Sibelius' Piano Music
Sibelius Academy

Mundy, Marja
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Chemistry
Project title: Synthesis and Characterization of Organic-Based Solar Fuel Cells
Tampere University of Technology

O’Neill, Nancy
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Illinois State University
Education
Project title: Pedagogical Approaches to Music Education in Self-Contained Exceptional Needs Settings
University of Helsinki

Storm, Karli-Jo
Fulbright-CIMO grantee
Indiana University
Area Studies
Project title: Azeris in Georgia: Understanding Their Roots, Rights, and the Potential for Instability
University of Eastern Finland

Vasquez, Joseph Raine
Rhode Island School of Design
Art and Architectural History
Project title: The Art of Living: The Consequence of Everyday Aesthetics in Contemporary Art Theory
University of Helsinki and Aalto University

Total grantees for Fulbright Graduate Student Grantees: 10

 

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

Hilmes, Michele
University of Wisconsin
Media History
Project: Public lecture on the history of broadcasting, meeting with faculty and students
University of Helsinki
January 2014

Michael Samers
University of Kentucky
Geography
Project: Research lecture on migration, labor, and finance, meeting with students and researchers
University of Oulu
May 2014

Total grantees for the Inter-Country Travel 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.

Friedland, Lewis A.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Project: Teaching intensive courses and meeting with research groups at the University of Tampere
University of Tampere
April 2014

Hatch, Thomas
Columbia University
Project: Lecturing, advising doctoral students, and collaborating on research projects on teacher education
University of Helsinki
May-June 2014

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

Zuckerman, David
California State University - Sacramento
Communications
Project: Seminar talks and lectures on intercultural communication
University of Jyväskylä
October-November 2013

Total grantees for the Specialist Program: 4

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Finnish grantees: 44
U.S. grantees: 36
Total: 80

 

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