Fulbright Finland Grantees 2016-2017

Final list: 2016-2017 Fulbright Finland Grantees

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

Palonen, Pauliina
Horticultural Science
Breeding for Improved Shelf Life and Postharvest Quality in Rubus Berries – Color Stability and Anthocyanin Content in Various Raspberry Genotypes
University of Helsinki
Cornell University, NY
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
10 months, beginning September 2016

Wittfooth, Saara
Clinical Lab Sciences
Evaluating Free PAPP-A as a Risk Marker of Cardiac Events
University of Turku
Boston Children's Hospital, MA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Turku
5 months, beginning January 2017

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for a Senior Scholar Program: 2

 

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

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

Wewer, Taina                                         
Education   
The Curriculum Reform 2016 in Finland: Promoting Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education and Participatory, Formative Assessment   
Teacher Training School of Turku University
Denison University, OH   
9 months, beginning August 2016

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

for post-doctoral research

Kärki, Kimi
Cultural History
Imagine the Superman: A History of Transhumanist Popular Culture
University of Turku
Case Western Reserve University, OH
The grant is cost-shared with University of Turku
6 months, beginning January 2017

Nieminen, Tiina
Molecular Medicine
The Roles of MYC-Regulated Long Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
City of Hope Duarte - Beckman Research Institute, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
12 months, beginning August 2016

Tikkanen, Roope
Translational Psychiatry
The Role of the Serotonin 2B Receptor in Neuronal Signaling, Psychiatric Disorders, and Violent Behavior
University of Helsinki
National Institute of Health, MD
12 months, beginning August 2016

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 - Technology Industries of Finland Grant (Scholar)

for 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.

Björklund, Tua
Product Design and Engineering Education
Enhancing Development Capabilities of Engineers: Prototyping Practices and Perceptions of Self-Efficacy, Progress and Development Feasibility
Aalto University
Stanford University, CA
12 months, beginning August 2016

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

 

Fulbright Center Travel Grants for Research Collaboration

Qu, Bin
Environmental Sciences
The Interactions Between Climate Change and Riverine Carbon Cycle in Permafrost Area
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Yale University, CT
2 months, beginning November 2016

Rantanen, Saijaleena
Music History
Music Culture of Finnish Emigrants in the USA and Canada from the 1890s to the 1930s
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
University of Minnesota, Immigration History Research Center and Archives, MN
4 weeks, beginning August 2016

Sorvari, Jouni
Environmental Sciences
The Role of Cuticular Chemistry and Chitin Surface Morphology on Environmental Adaptability in Arctic Ants
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
University of California, Berkeley, CA
4 weeks, beginning March 2017

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

 

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

for doctoral research

Kallio, Galina
Business
"The Visible Hands" - An Ethnographic Inquiry into Food Collectives as a Social Practice
Aalto University
University of California, Berkeley, CA
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University
6 months, beginning January 2017

Koivisto, Mikko
Art Education
An Art Education of Egress: Hip Hop Autopathographies and the Pedagogy of Depsychiatrization
Aalto University
University of Illinois at Chigaco, IL
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University
6 months, beginning August 2016

Matala, Saara
History
Finlandization of Shipbuilding - The Cold War and Industrial Transformation in a Small Country
Aalto University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
The grant is cost-shared with Aalto University
7 months, beginning September 2016

Ovaska, Anna
Finnish Literature
Divided Minds and Worlds of Illness: Narrating Madness in Finnish Modernist Literature
University of Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning November 2016

Pöyliö, Heta
Sociology
Education, Occupation and Family - The Role of Institutions in Intergenerational Transmissions
University of Turku
Stanford University, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Turku
6 months, beginning September 2016

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 5

 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants

for graduate studies and doctoral research

Hakoköngäs, Eemeli
Visual studies and Social Psychology
Non-degree studies in Museums & Digital Culture graduate program
University of Helsinki
Pratt Institute, NY
The grant is cost-shared with University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2016

Kuivala, Petra
Theology
Identity and Development of the Catholic Church in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1986
University of Helsinki
Florida International University, FL
ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award 2016
11 months, beginning August 2016

Manninen, Mika
Exercise Psychology
Completing a Doctoral degree in Sport Pedagogy in the U.S.
University of Jyväskylä
University of Georgia, GA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Peltonen, Aleksi
Law
Completing a Master's Degree in Law in the U.S.
University of Helsinki
New York University, NY
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
4 months, beginning January 2017

Pitkänen, Silja
General History
Children in Soviet and German Propaganda Photographs of the 1930s
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Berkeley, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Jyväskylä
11 months, beginning August 2016

Pyhäranta, Meri-Katriina
Energy Law
Shale Gas Regulation in the United States: A Model to Follow or Rather to Avoid in the European Union
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
University of Texas at Austin, TX
The grant is cost-shared with University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
9 months, beginning August 2016

Siniauer, Pauliina
Food Journalism
Completing a Master's degree in Journalism in the U.S.
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
The City University of New York, NY
9 months, beginning August 2016

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 7

 

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.

Kähkölä, Sara
Finnish Language
University of Tampere
University of Washington, WA
9 months, beginning September 2016

Leskinen, Kirsi
Finnish Language
University of Jyväskylä
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9 months, beginning August 2016

Rissanen, Minna
English Linguistics
University of Jyväskylä
University of California, Berkeley, CA
9 months, beginning August 2016

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

Aitola, Taru
Global Studies
Completing a Bachelor's degree in Global Studies in the U.S.
Tampereen Lyseon lukio Upper Secondary School
California State University, Monterey Bay, CA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Ashorn, Klaus
Economics
Completing a Bachelor's degree in Economics in the U.S.
Li Po Chun United World College
Harvard College, MA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Tiainen, Teresa
Communication Studies
Non-degree studies
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Gallaudet University, D.C.
9 months, beginning August 2016

Total grantees for Undergraduate Grant Program for undergraduate studies: 3

 

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Henttonen, Pekka
Records and Archives Management
Developing Finnish Records and Archives Management Curricula
University of Tampere
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Tampere
3 months, beginning February 2017

Kuittinen, Outi
Social Sciences
Developing Practices of Co-Creation for 21st Century Engagement and Collaboration
Demos Helsinki
The New School, NY
11 months, beginning August 2016

Pohjoisaho, Seppo
Wind Instruments
Pedagogical Approach to Marching Band Instructing and Show Design
Finnish Defence Forces
Georgia State University, GA
5 months, beginning August 2016

Sormunen, Kari
Science Education
Diverse Learners in Science Education
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
Stanford University, CA
The grant is cost-shared with University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
4 months, beginning September 2016

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 4

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Heikkilä, Maija
English
Introducing the History, Language and Culture of the USA in Finnish High School
Tervakosken yhteiskoulu comprehensive school
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4 months, beginning August 2016

Soininen, Susanna
History, Social Studies
Historical Thinking and Multi-Literacy: The Use of Primary Sources As a Part of Learning Processes
Jyväskylän Lyseon lukio
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4 months, beginning August 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 2

 

Fulbright Center Renewal Grants

for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Hakanpää, Milena

Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2013-14
International and Global Studies and Business
Brandeis University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Lemetti, Lotta

Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2015-16
Photography
New York Film Academy, NY and CA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Rimali, Saku
Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate Grant 2015-16
Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, PA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Sumén, Mauri
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2015-16
Media and Film Studies
Columbia University School of the Arts, NY
9 months, beginning August 2016

Takkinen, Jaakko
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-14
Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
9 months, beginning August 2016

Tomi, Miika
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2015-16
Foreign Service
Georgetown University, D.C.
9 months, beginning August 2016

Total grantees for Fulbright Center Renewal Grants: 6

 

Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars

Short-term programs for scholars and secondary school educators

Sihvonen, Hanna-Miina
Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking
Security Policymaking
Ministry of Interior
University of Delaware, DE
1,5 months, beginning January 2017

Ikkala, Jussi                
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Pluralism in the U.S.
Religious Education   
University of Helsinki                      
Temple University, PA                    
6 weeks, beginning June 2017      

Lonka, Harriet            
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on American Politics and Political Thought
Legislative Studies      
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu          
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, MA      
6 weeks, beginning June 2017      

Martikainen, Timo
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. Culture and Society
Education
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu          
New York University, NY                
6 weeks, beginning June 2017      

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars: 4

 

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

summer programs for youth leaders

Ahokas, Inari                            
Social Entrepreneurship
Business Administration               
Savonia University of Applied Sciences        
University of Tennessee, TN          
5 weeks, beginning June 2017       

Kangas, Aino           
Environmental Issues
Geography and Environment Policy               
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu          
University of Oregon, OR               
5 weeks, beginning June 2017       

Salo, Konsta             
Environmental Issues
Civil Engineering         
Tampere University of Technology                  
University of Oregon, OR               
5 weeks, beginning June 2017       

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders: 3

 

U.S. Grantees

U.S. Grantees' CV Catalog 2016-2017

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Broussard, John
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Finance
Multiple Share Class Characteristics and Stock Market Behavior in Finland
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ
Hanken School of Economics
5 months, beginning August 2016

Ghosh, Aloke
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Finance
Banks, Monitoring and Audit Quality
Baruch College, The City University of New York, NY
Aalto University
9 months, beginning June 2016 (multiple visits during June 15, 2016 and August 31, 2017)

Lee, Ruby Puiwan
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Marketing
Is Frugal Innovation a Solution for Nordic Firms to Maintain Their Global Competitiveness?
Florida State University, FL
Hanken School of Economics
7 months, beginning December 2016
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Lisbon, Portugal

Miller, Patrick
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
History and American Studies
African American History and Race Relations: The LONG Civil Rights Movement
Northeastern Illinois University, IL
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2016
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to University of Heidelberg, Germany
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria

Moe, Kiel
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Architecture
“Wood Urbanism” From the Molecular to the Territorial
Harvard University, MA
Aalto University
5 months, beginning August 2016

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

Subramanian, Vaidyanathan
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Chemical Engineering
Ecofriendly Inorganic Oxide – Cellulosic Nanocomposites with Multifunctional Properties
University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Aalto University
4 months, beginning August 2016

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

Tenopir, Carol
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Information Science
The Intersection Between Technology and Scholarly Information Behaviour: Influences of Geographic Region and Culture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Hanken School of Economics
9 months, beginning September 2016
Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant to Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 9

 

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Garrick, Sean
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
The Effects of Turbulence on Aerosol Formation in the Atmosphere
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
7 months, beginning January 2017

Jeyasingh, Punidan
Biology
Using Restored Finnish Lakes as Whole-Lake Experiments to Understand the Direct and Indirect Evolutionary Consequences of Eutrophication in Daphnia
Oklahoma State University, OK
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning August 2016

Miller, Peter
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
Political Science
Election Administration and Voting Behavior: Convenience Voting in Comparative Perspective
University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of Tampere
10 months, beginning August 2016

Niemistö, Paul
Music
Finnish Brass Band Music - Seeking the Historical Sources; Presenting in Modern Times
St. Olaf College, MN
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
5 months, beginning January 2017

Nizkorodov, Sergey
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Climatology
Molecular Composition and Photochemistry of Highly-Viscous Atmospheric Organic Aerosols
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
6 months, beginning August 2016

Olson, Susan
Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award
Vocational Education
Future Learning by Design: International Adult Vocational Teacher Education
University of Akron, OH
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
4 months, beginning August 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 2016)

Total grantees for Core Fulbright Scholar Program: 7

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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

Beitz, Ryan
Fulbright-CIMO Grants
Philosophy
Our Cities, Our Bodies: Finnish Conceptions of the Body
Loyola Marymount University, CA
Aalto University and University of Helsinki

Chajed, Avanti
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Education
Completing a Master's degree in Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of Turku

Duncan, Hannah
Education
Multicultural Early Childhood Education and Parental Participation in Finland
Brown University, RI
University of Helsinki

Garton, Daniel
Neuroscience and Behavior
Novel Mouse Models Allow Unique Analysis of Endogenous GDNF Function in Adult Striatum
Columbia University, NY
University of Helsinki

Knoth, Lauren
Fulbright-CIMO Grants
Criminology
Driving Under the Influence and Risk of Recidivism in Finland
Pennsylvania State University, PA
University of Helsinki

Magnani, Natalia
Fulbright-CIMO Grants
Social Anthropology
Sami Cultural Revival in Finland
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Lapland

Partridge, Anna
Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Engineering
Completing a Master's Degree in Energy Systems Community
Smith College, MA
Lappenranta University of Technology

Smyl, Danny
Fulbright-CIMO Grants
Civil Engineering
Electrical Methods to Improve Monitoring of Structural Health
North Carolina State University, NC
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

Stillabower, Anthony
Music
Non-degree studies in Microtonality and Electronic Music Composition
Juilliard School of Music, NY
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy

Toth, Joseph
Fulbright-CIMO Grants
Chemical Engineering
Triboelectric Charge Measurements in a Particle Fountain
Case Western Reserve University, OH
University of Turku

Tysman, Marie
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Public Health
Chemical Exposures in Etiology of Type 1 Diabetes
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of Turku

Zimmerer, Rebekah
Environmental Conservation
Mixed-Methods Study of the Similarities and Differences Between Finnish and U.S. Private Forest Landowners
University of Massachusetts, MA
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
 

Total grantees for Fulbright Graduate Student Grantees: 12

 

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

for professional development projects

Beeferman, Leah
Art
Non-Measureable Objects
Independent Artist
Titanik Gallery; University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts; and Sorbus Gallery
8 months, beginning October 2016

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 1

 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

A semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Howard, Stephen
Science
Not Just in Science Class: Developing a Global View of Sustainability Education Across the Curricula
Meadowdale Middle School, WA
University of Helsinki
3 months, beginning January 2017

Larson, Tiffany
English
Second Language Acquisition: Does Finland Get Immigrant Students to the Finnish Line?
El Dorado High School, CA
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2017

Lucius, Rachel
Music Education
An In-Depth Look at Music Education and Children's Choirs in Finland
Rahn Elementary School, MN
University of Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning January 2017

Molina, Mayra
Education (primary level)
The Effects of Motivation and Best Practices on Low-Performing Students: Finland's Success Story
Winter Gardens Elementary School, CA
Niilo Mäki Institute
6 months, beginning January 2017

Nickerson, Sundra
Education (primary level)
Instructional Strategies for Engaging 5th and 6th Grade Girls in Project Based STEM
Rudy G.Bologna Elementary School, AZ
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
3 months, beginning January 2017

Poole, Mark
Science and Technology
An Analysis of Deeper Learning Competencies Across Finnish Upper Secondary Tracks
High Tech High Chula Vista, CA
University of Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning January 2017

Schmuttermair, Andrea
Education (primary level)
Globalizing STEM: Creating STEM Partnerships with Finland
Colorado STEM Academy, CO
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
5 months, beginning January 2017

Woodruff, Nathaniel
Physics, Engineering, and Environmental Science
Education for the 21st Century: Engaging Students with Authentic, Interdisciplinary Projects
Amherst Regional High School, MA
University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2017

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 8

 

Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award

Hermansson, Casie
English Language and Literature
Teaching American Literature and Children’s Literature
Pittsburg State University, KS
University of Turku and Åbo Academy
3 months, beginning March 2017

Jordan, Jean
Education
Training Principals in Schools in Turku on New-to-Country Students
Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916, MN
City of Turku
October 2016

Total grantees for Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award: 2

 

Inter-Country Travel Grants

for short 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

Marchetti, Cristi
Education
Lecture at the University of Jyväskylä, visit the Teacher Training School and meet with the university faculty
Lehighton Area School District, PA
Current Fulbright host and program: Queen's University Belfast, UK, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching
University of Jyväskylä
May 2017

Olsen, Jason
Communications
Presentation on topic: Disability and Employment – Current and Best Practices and meeting with the Finnish expert group on disability
U.S. Department of Labour, D.C.
Current Fulbright host and program: University of Ulster, UK, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program
Non-Discrimination Ombudsman, Helsinki
May 2017

Total grantees for the Inter-Country Lecturing 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

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

Dahlman, Anne
Higher Education
Providing consultation, academic pedagogical knowledge and engage in collaborative development and research with the Brahea Centre team 
Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
University of Turku, Brahea Centre
5 weeks, beginning May 2017

Pilcher, June
Public and Global Health
Leads workshops on human heat balance and effects of sleep deprivation, arctic health, and shift work and sleep habits.
Clemson University, SC
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and
Thule Institute
3 weeks, beginning May 2017     

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 2

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Finnish grantees: 48
U.S. grantees: 43
Total:  91

 

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.

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