Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award

The Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award offers American scholars the opportunity to conduct research at the Tampere University of Technology for a period of 3-12 months.

Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award

The application period for the academic year 2019-20 begins on March 1, 2018, and ends on August 1, 2018.

Fulbright Finland encourages potential applicants to contact the office directly with any questions.


  • Invitation letters
  • Preparing for a Fulbright scholar's visit


Any field represented at Tampere University of Technology.


Tampere University of Technology is at the leading edge of technological development and a sought-after collaboration partner among the scientific and business communities. The University produces skilful graduates to serve the needs of society

We foster the well-being of people and the environment through research and education. We develop technologies that reshape the competitive landscape of Finnish industry. We are committed to internationalization. We promote openness of science and research.

Technology is the key to addressing global challenges. TUT generates research-based knowledge and competence for the benefit of society.

Our research combines natural sciences, the fields of engineering, and business economics. Our distinctive strengths lie in the interaction between fundamental and applied research, expanding international networks, and research projects that cut across conventional disciplinary boundaries.


We pursue competitive, high-quality research that paves the way for new technologies and operating models. We produce professionals who have the expertise to generate and transfer new knowledge to industry and society. We actively contribute to the creation of new business opportunities, companies and jobs arising from our research. We strengthen the industrial competitiveness and export industry of Finland.


Description of Activity

The grantee will undertake research and, to a lesser extent, teaching at graduate level at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The grant is awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months. The academic year runs from August through May. The language of instruction for the scholar is English. English is widely spoken in academic circles and in the country as a whole.

Ever since its establishment in 1965, TUT’s distinguishing feature has been close collaboration with industry and business life. In addition to applied research, extensive fundamental research that meets high international standards has evolved at TUT in several fields. TUT has made persistent efforts to promote internationalization and has become Finland’s most international university of technology in terms of student and researcher mobility.


Tampere University of Technology, Tampere

TUT is located in Tampere, the Nordic countries’ largest inland city, some 170 km north of the capital Helsinki. TUT’s campus in the suburb of Hervanta is a community of 8,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 1,700 employees. Internationality is an inherent part of all the University’s activities. Around 1,700 foreign nationals from more than 60 countries work or pursue studies at TUT.

Tampere University of Technology, the University of Tampere, and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have joined forces to establish an entirely new kind of operational model in the Finnish higher education. In the beginning of 2019, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere will merge to form a new foundation-based university, Tampere University, which will become the majority owner of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

 Combining the strengths of two universities and a university of applied sciences will create a higher education community that is more diverse, international and influential. The community of 35 000 students and 5 000 staff will be a unique hub for the interdisciplinary research on the economy, technology, health and society.


City of Tampere

Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries.

Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. In 2010, the City of Tampere came first in an image survey comparing the largest cities in Finland. It was also the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving. Tampere is home to more than 210,000 people. The Greater Tampere Area, which comprises Tampere and its neighboring municipalities, has a population of almost half a million.

Find more information at Visit Tampere.


The Fulbright – Tampere University of Technology of Scholar Award is available for lecturing and research visits of 3-12 months. It includes a monthly award of 4,500 euros, free housing, and round-trip travel. In addition, the grantee will be eligible, free of charge, to participate in a Fulbright Finland pre-approved summer school in Finland consisting of courses on Finnish language, culture and society, pending availability of suitable programs. Additionally, the Fulbright - TUT Scholar Award grantee will receive the full support services provided by Fulbright Finland for all Fulbright grantees in Finland.

The grant is funded in co-operation by the Tampere University of Technology, and Fulbright Finland, the Finnish Fulbright Commission. The Fulbright – Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award is a special grant within the Fulbright U.S. Core Scholar Program administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES/IIE).


Applications are submitted through CIES/IIE. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES/IIE) pre-screens the applications in the U.S. and forwards the recommended applications to the Fulbright Finland for final selection. Instructions and application materials are available from the CIES/IIE at www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards.

Please note that you have to make yourself a "My Fulbright" profile in order to access the program details and the Catalog of Awards.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards: https://awards.cies.org/

Assistance and Additional Information

NOTE: July is traditionally a summer vacation month in Finland and responses to inquiries be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact the Finnish host institution well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application.

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology encourages applicants to contact the university staff beforehand.

Ms. Minna Haka-Risku
Head of International Relations
Tampere University of Technology
PO Box 1001, FI-33101 Tampere, Finland
Tel: +358 40 849 0483

Fulbright Finland

Ms. Emmi Jelekäinen
Program Coordinator

Hakaniemenranta 6
FI-00530 Helsinki
tel: +358 44 5535 286

Please let us know if we can provide any further information about this grant in particular or about the Finnish-American Fulbright program in general.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES/IIE)

1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

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