Fulbright Center Grantees 2015-2016

Final list: Fulbright Center Grantees 2015-2016

Finnish Grantees

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

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Havu-Nuutinen, Sari
Early Years Science Education
Creativity and ICT in Early Years Science Education - Cross-National Comparative Study
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
University of Ohio, OH
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Eastern Finland
4 months, beginning September 2015

Kalland, Mirjam
Family Research
Can Effects of Mentalizations Based Parental Groups for First Time Parents Show as Changes in Neurobiological Mechanisms of Parenting?
University of Helsinki
Yale University, CT
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
3 months, beginning March 2016

Kopotev, Mikhail
Corpus Linguistics
Corpus-Driven Approach to Language Teaching
University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning August 2015

Sundholm, Dage
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Computational Studies of Molecular Excited State Dynamics
University of Helsinki
University of California, Irvine, CA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
3 months, beginning September 2015

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Laiho, Hemmo
Philosophy
Kant's Theory of Sense Perception
University of Turku
University of California, San Diego, CA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
6 months, beginning January 2016

Makkonen, Kaisa-Emilia
Molecular Medicine
Characterization and Development of CELiD for Gene Transfer and DNA Vaccine Purposes
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Eastern Finland
12 months, beginning August 2015

Törmä, Ilkka
Theoretical Computer Science
Fault-Tolerant Parallel Computation with Cellular Automata
University of Turku
Boston University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
8 months, beginning September 2015

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

Sokka, Laura
Environmental Sciences
Energy
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Stanford University, CA
Program term: May 2015-October 2016
Research visit: 3 months, beginning February 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Awards Program: 1

 

Fulbright Center Travel Grants for Research Collaboration

Karimi-Aghdam, Saeed
Applied Linguistics
Developing a Metatheory for Second Language Learning and Teaching: A Cultural-Historical and Dynamic Systems Perspective
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, San Diego, CA
2 weeks, beginning October 2015

Sointu, Erkko
Educational Sciences
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and Technology Attitudes in Teaching and Learning of Pre-Service Teacher Students
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
University of Nebraska-Lincoln & University of Nebraska Omaha, NE
3 weeks, beginning October 2015

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

for doctoral dissertation research

Ajo, Petri
Environmental Sciences
Advanced Oxidation/Reduction Processes: Degradation of Micropollutants
Lappeenranta University of Technology
California Institute of Technology, CA
The grant is cost-shared with the Lappeenranta University of Technology
7 months, beginning September 2015

Karila, Suvi
Cultural History
"Your God Is No Longer Mine" -Experiences of Unbeliever Women in the 19th Century United States
University of Turku
Harvard University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
8 months, beginning September 2015

Lahdelma, Imre
Music Psychology
The Emotional Effects of Vertical Harmony in Music
University of Jyväskylä
University of Washington, WA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning August 2015

Luotoniemi, Taneli
Arts
Visualizing 4-dimensional Geometry - An Artistic Research
Aalto University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
The grant is cost-shared with the Aalto University
6 months, beginning August 2015

Pyhältö, Kimmo
Computer Science
Third Ager's Usability Problems and Temptations in Web Services
University of Tampere
Case Western Reserve University, OH
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Tampere
6 months, beginning November 2015

Suominen, Niko
Theatre and Drama Research
Early Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theatre: The Stage Jew as a Rhetorical Device in Public Debate
University of Tampere
Harvard University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Tampere
12 months, beginning September 2015

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 6

 

Fulbright-Schuman Program

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)

Ylönen, Matti
Social Sciences
The Politics in Corporate Tax Information
University of Helsinki
Yale University, CT
11 months, beginning January 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright-Schuman Program: 1

 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants

for graduate studies and doctoral dissertation research

Akrenius, Mikaela
Psychology
Completing a Doctoral Degree in Cognitive Science in the U.S.
University of Helsinki
Indiana University of Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning August 2015

Kivinen, Oscar
Mathematics
Completing a Doctoral Degree in Mathematics in the U.S.
Aalto University
University of California, Davis, CA
9 months, beginning August 2015

Lahdenranta, Aino
Philosophy
Philosophical Perspectives on Early Modern Sentimentalism
University of Jyväskylä
Boston University, MA
Cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
12 months, beginning September 2015

Peltonen, Aleksi
Law
Completing a Master's Degree in Law in the U.S.
University of Helsinki
New York University, NY
Cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning August 2015

Poutanen, Johanna
Peace and Conflict Studies
Completing a Master's Degree in Public Administration in the U.S. 
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2015

Sumén, Mauri
Cinema Studies
Completing a Master's Degree in Media and Film Studies in the U.S.
University of the Arts Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award 2015
9 months, beginning August 2015

Tomi, Miika
Public Policy
Completing a Master's Degree in Foreign Service in the U.S.
University of Tampere
Georgetown University, D.C.
9 months, beginning August 2015

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.

Laine, Hannu
Energy
Gettering of Metal Impurities in Silicon Solar Cells with Implanted Emitters
Aalto University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
12 months, beginning September 2015

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

 

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.

Hokkanen, Maria
Finnish Language
University of Turku
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9 months, beginning August 2015

Pitkänen, Elina
Finnish Language
University of Oulu
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning August 2015

Posio, Ilkka
Finnish Language
University of Turku
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
9 months, beginning August 2015

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

 

Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grants

Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund

Lemetti, Lotta
Photography
Mäkelänrinne High School
New York Film Academy, NY
9 months, beginning Septembert 2015

Rimali, Saku
Systems Science and Engineering
Ounasvaara High School
University of Pennsylvania, PA
9 months, beginning August 2015

Tuomaala, Elias
Economics
Mahindra United World College of India
Harvard College, MA
9 months, beginning August 2015

Total grantees for Undergraduate Grant Program for undergraduate studies: 3

 

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Elo, Petteri
Education
Developing and Implementing New Curriculum: High Quality Classroom Activity and Educational Leadership
Hiidenkivi Comprehensive School
Virginia Association of Superintendents, Salem City School, and Charlottesville City Schools, VA
3 months, beginning September 2015

Oksanen, Satu
Public Art
Rethinking Curatorial Strategies in Public Art Commissions
Helsinki Art Museum
International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP, NY
4 months, beginning February 2016

Tähtinen, Antti
Marketing and Advertising
Digital Service Design - Connecting Marketing, Technology and Creative Innovation
358 Helsinki
R/GA New York, NY
5 months, beginning August 2015

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 3

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Mykrä, Tarja
Pedagogical Specialist
Learner-Centered Teaching Methods: A Toolkit for Secondary Education Teachers
Mercuria Business College, Vantaa
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4 months, beginning August 2015

Pohtola, Taru
Teacher
Differentiating Instruction in EFL Classrooms in Secondary Education
Martinlaakso High School, Vantaa
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4 months, beginning August 2015

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 2

 

Fulbright Center Renewal Grants

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Eskola, Jyri
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Architecture
Harvard University GSD, Cambridge, MA

Hakanpää, Milena
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2013-14
International and Global Studies and Business
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Herranen, Henna
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2014-15
Psychology
Brown University, Providence, RI

Siivonen, Eeva
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2014-15
Arts
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Takkinen, Jaakko
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Vuolajärvi, Niina
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Sociology
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Total grantees for Fulbright Center Renewal Grants: 6

 

Study of the U.S. Institutes

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

Hirvonen, Heidi
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. Culture and Society
Social Sciences
Multicultural Women’s Association
New York University, NY
1,5 months, beginning June 2016

Järvenpää Perttu
Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators
English
Omnia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
1,5 months, beginning June 2016

Kallioniemi, Arto
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Pluralism in the U.S.
Religion
University of Helsinki
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1,5 months, beginning June 2016
 

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institutes: 3

Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders

Lastunen, Julia
Civic Engagement
Civic Activities and Youth Work
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
University of South Carolina, SC
5 weeks, beginning June 2016

Vainikainen, Ira
Environmental Issues
English and Teacher Training
University of Jyväskylä
University of Oregon, OR
5 weeks, beginning June 2016

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders: 2

 

U.S. GRANTEES

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Crothers, Lane
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
Political Science
Globalization and American Popular Culture
Illinois State Unviersity, IL
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2015
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Reading, United Kingdom
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Heidelberg, Germany

Keisler, Jeffrey
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Operations Research
Decision Analytic Modeling for Energy Technology Portfolios
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Aalto University
5 months, beginning January 2016

Rao, Bhaskar
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Electrical Engineering
Statistical Methods for the Sparse Signal Recovery Problem and its Applications
University of California, San Diego, CA
Tampere University of Technology
6 months, beginning January 2016

Salvucci, Dario
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Computer Science
Predicting Driver Distraction with Cognitive Architectures
Drexel University, PA
University of Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning August 2015

Zhu, Junyong
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Biochemical Engineering
High Solids Enzygmatic Processing of Fores Biomass
USDA Forest Service, WI
Aalto University
6 months, beginning February 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 5

 

U.S. Scholar Program

Agblevor, Foster
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Chemical Engineering
Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis and Hot Gas Filtration of Pyrolysis Vapours of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Utah State University, UT
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
4.5 months, beginning August 2015

Bertone-Johnson, Elizabeth
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Epidemiology and Nutrition
Cardiovascular Disease in Finnish Women: The Intersection of Gynecologic Conditions and Vitamin D for Predicting Long-Term Cardiovascular Health
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
6 months, beginning August 2015

DeRuisseau, Keith
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Exersize Physiology
Exercise Effects on Adipose Tissue Iron Metabolism, Oxidative Stress and Insulin Signaling
Syracuse University, NY
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
9 months, beginning September 2015

DeRuisseau, Lara
Physiology
Identifying Functional Brain Alterations in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease with Particular Attention to Baseline Cardiorespiratory Measures
Le Moyne College, NY
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
5 months, beginning September 2015

Doyle, William
Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
Business
Global Education Forum: The Schools of Tomorrow
New York Public Library, NY
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
5 months, beginning August 2015

Harris, Christopher
Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award
Computer Science
Developing Cross-Cultural and Multi-Cultural User Experiences Through Human-Centered Technology
State University of New York SUNY, Oswego, NY
Tampere University of Technology
10 months, beginning August 2015

Henry, Karen
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Civil Engineering
Long-Term Unsaturated Flow Properties of Geosynthetics and the Resulting Influence in Water Flow in Geotechnical Structures
United States Air Force Academy, CO
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
5 months beginning August 2015

Hodge, Bri-Mathias
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Electrical Engineering
Evaluating the Economic Efficiency Options for Integrating High Penetrations of Renewable Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CO
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
4 months, beginning April 2016

Li, Yue
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Civil Engineering
Advancing Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Design for Resilient Civil Infrastructure
Michigan Technological University, MI
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
6 months, Flex grant for academic years 2013-2016 (summer 2016)

Major, David
Economics
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaption; Cross-Cultural Guidelines for Coastal Cities
Columbia University, NY
University of Helsinki
4 months, Flex grant for academic years 2014-2016 (October-December 2015)

Martusewicz, Rebecca
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
Education
EcoJustice, Educational Politics, and Globalization: Toward Education for Diverse, Democratic and Sustainable Societies
Eastern Michigan University, MI
University of Tampere
5 months, beginning August 2015

Schindler, Anton
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation
Civil Engineering
Development of Durable Infrastructure for the Long-Term Storage of Waste Nuclear Fuel
Auburn University, AL
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
4.5 months, beginning January 2016

Sivak, Edward
Medicine
Cost Comparisons in Healthcare: A Benchmarking Collaborative Between Finland and the United States
Case Western Reserve University, OH
Aalto University
4 months, Flex grant for academic years 2015-2017 (September-November 2015)

Wallace, Melissa
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
Translation and Interpreting Studies
The Transposition of Directive 2010/64/EU in Finland and Its Impact on University Level Court Interpreter Training
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
University of Tampere
5 months, beginning January 2016

Whitney, Elizabeth
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
Performance Studies and Communication
Arts Funding, Shared Values, and Digital Storytelling: A Comparative Approach Between the United States and Finland
City University of New York CUNY, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY
University of Turku
10 months, beginning August 2015

Total grantees for Core Fulbright Scholar Program: 15

 

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Award

Chamberlain, Linda
Public/Global Health
Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, AL & University of Alaska, AL
University of Oulu and University of Jyväskylä
April-May 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research  Program: 1

 

U.S. Student Program

Barrad, Simon
Voice
Laululle - To Song: A Finnish-American Song Exchange
University of Cincinnati, OH
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
9 months, beginning August 2015

Horvath, Stephen
Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Grant
Energy Technology
Completing a Master's degree in Energy Technology: "Techno-Economic Analysis of Energy Storage Methods"
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, CT
Lappeenranta University of Technology
9 months, beginning August 2015

Jazmines, Stephanie Anne
Architecture
Immersion into Finnish Building Culture and Wood-Focused Craftsmanship
Yale University, CT
Aalto University
9 months, beginning August 2015

Katz, Heidi
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Education
Completing a Master's degree in Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems
Principia College, IL
University of Turku
9 months, beginning August 2015

Kim, Hyeong-Jin Edward
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Biological Sciences
Completing a Master's degree in Molecular Biosciences
Occidental College, CA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2015

Kim, Sol
Fulbright-CIMO Grantee
Geography
Persistent High Pressure Over Finland
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2015

Lafond, Kathryn
Fulbright-CIMO Grantee
Public Health
Completing a Doctoral degree in Global Epidemiology: "A Robust Global Estimate of Severe Influenza Disease Burden"
Emory University, GA
University of Tampere
9 months, beginning August 2015

Wong, Eric
Economics
Completing a Master's degree in Economics
Columbia University, NY
Aalto University
9 months, beginning August 2015

Total grantees for Fulbright Graduate Student Grantees: 8

 

Fulbright-Schuman Program

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

Weintraub, Carrie
International Relations
Swedish and Finnish Security Policies: National, Regional and International
University of Pittsburgh, PA
UPI-FIIA Finnish Institute of International Affairs
3 months, beginning January 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright-Schuman Program: 1

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Brandt, Ann
Special Education
Improving Interdisciplinary Staff Education in the Use of Multisensory Environments
Baggaley Elementary School, Latrobe, PA
Niilo Mäki Institute
4 months, beginning January 2016

Dowding, Erin
ESL/EFL
Learning to Learn: Performance Based Assessments in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Flushing International High School, Flushing, NY
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2016

Hanson-Peters, Meghan
Social Studies
Cooperative Learning Strategies as a Best Practice in Student-Directed, Globally-Minded Classrooms
Steamboat Springs High School, Steamboat Springs, CO
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2016

Marquardt, Anna
English
Creative Literacy in the Secondary Language Classroom(s)
Carencro High School, Lafayette, LA
University of Turku
6 months, beginning January 2016

Radday, Elizabeth
Mathematics, Special Education
Special and Supplementary Education Beyond the Compulsory Years in Finland
The Marvelwood School, Kent, CT
Niilo Mäki Institute
6 months, beginning January 2016

Tow, David
English, Journalism
Boundaries Beyond Borders: Constructing Global Identities from National Civic Involvement
Terra Linda High School, San Rafael, CA
University of Helsinki
3 months, beginning January 2016

Walsh, Patrick
History
Globalized Youth Online: Communication, Debate, Solutions
Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 7

 

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

Carter, Derrais
American Studies
Portland State University
Presentation on Queer Representations of Black Masculinity at the John Morton Center, University of Turku
April-May 2016

Gregg, Benjamin
Social and Political Theory
University of Texas, Austin, TX
University of Helsinki
Visit and lecture at the Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki
May 2016

Harrar, Solomon
Biostatistics
University of Kentucky
Take part in and present lectures at a conference organized at the University of Eastern Finland, meet with UEF faculty and trainees
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
April 2016

Waldron, Levi
Biostatistics
Hunter College, City University of New York CUNY
Take part in and present lectures at a conference organized at the University of Eastern Finland, meet with UEF faculty and trainees
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
April 2016

Total grantees for the Inter-Country Lecturing Program: 4

 

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

Lambert, Matthew
Education
Lecturing on experimental designs, assessment development and psychometric evaluation, and working with research groups on measurement and analysis projects.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joensuu and University of Jyväskylä
4 weeks, beginning March 2016

Lipson, David
Environmental Microbiology and Biochemistry
Lecturing on environmental microbiology, research planning and promoting student exchanges.
San Diego State University
University of Jyväskylä and University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Kuopio
5 weeks, beginning April 2016

Mackoff, Barbara
Business Administration
Participating in creating a leadership laboratory curriculum with a fresh format for leadership development for nurse managers and nurse directors.
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Joint Authority of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
4 weeks, beginning May 2016

Shermock, Kenneth
Public Health
Participating in establishing a collaborative research and training center that integrates doctoral and postgraduate specialization training
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD
University of Helsinki, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)
6 weeks, beginning August 2015

Stepick, Alex
International Migration
Participating in capacity building in the fields of international migration, refugees and migrant settlement.
Portland State University
Institute of Migration, Turku and Åbo Akademi University
4 weeks, beginning May 2016

Thatchenkery, Tojo
Business Administration
Introducing the appreciative method in organizational development to local companies, students and faculty; and utilizing the method in developing collaboration between university and local businesses.
George Mason University
University of Tampere School of Management and University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Kuopio
3 weeks, beginning May 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 6

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Finnish grantees: 47
U.S. grantees: 47
Total:  94

 

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 percent 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 team has six permanent staff members and additionally temporary employees, volunteers and interns throughout the year.

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