Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation

The Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation is available for research visits of 4-6 months at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation

The application period for the academic year 2019-2020 has been extended until September 12, 2018.

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


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

2015-2016 Fulbright-VTT grantee Bri-Mathias Hodge arrived in Finland in May 2016. “I’d like to thank both the Fulbright Center and VTT to help to make my transition as smooth as possible. I’m looking forward to the chance to step away from my daily obligations and explore a new research direction.”


Any field represented at VTT.

Description of Activity

The grantee will undertake research at VTT. The research project funded by the Fulbright-VTT Grant can be based on either current VTT projects or the researcher can propose a project of his/her own. The grant is awarded for visits of 4-6 months and it is also possible to award two periods which together meet these limits.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. VTT uses its research and knowledge to provide expert services for domestic and international customers and partners, and for both private and public sectors.  VTT uses 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions.

The current focus areas of VTT’s research portfolio are:

  • Climate action
  • Resource sufficiency
  • Good life
  • Safety and security
  • Industrial renewal

All research aims at having a final impact in the form of new technologically-based applications in business or society.

Collaboration with the world´s most prominent research partners and an active involvement in international research and innovation activities are an essential component of VTT´s research and development work. R&D networking guarantees VTT’s persistent position in the forefront of international research in its selected focus areas.


VTT’s largest presence is in Otaniemi, Helsinki Metropolitan Area. It is known as a center for technology industry, research and education. Other major office locations include Oulu, Jyväskylä and Tampere. Read more about Helsinki at Visit Helsinki and more about Espoo at Visit Espoo.


The Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation is available for research visits of 4-6 months. It includes a monthly award of EUR 5,000, free housing, and round-trip travel. Additionally, the Fulbright-VTT 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 VTT, and Fulbright Finland, the Finnish Fulbright Commission. The Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation is a special grant within the Fulbright U.S. Core Scholar Program administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES/IIE). Further information is available from 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 CIES/IIE.

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

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

Assistance and Additional Information

NOTE: For any generic questions, please contact recruitment(at)vtt.fi. Refer to our publications and mention any VTTers who you have worked with when contacting VTT for the first time. This will help us to find a relevant research contact. We encourage contacts to take place as early as possible as most of Finland is on vacation in July. Applicants are advised to contact the Finnish host institution well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Recruitment

Erika Holt, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Programme Manager
Lifecycle solutions
Tel. +358 40 593 1986

Fulbright Finland

Ms. Emmi Jelekäinen
Program Coordinator

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

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES/IIE)

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


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