Group photo of the Finnish Fulbright grantees going to the U.S. in 2019-2020

Grantees

Since 1949, approximately 5 800 students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals have participated in our exchange programs – 3 800 from Finland and 2 000 from the U.S. Representing all fields in the arts, sciences, and the society at large, grantees and alumni are vital to the Foundation’s vision: empowering minds to find global solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.

Fulbright Finland grant programs offer students, scholars, teachers, and professionals in Finland and in the U.S. unique possibilities to carry out study and research projects. The Fulbright Finland Foundation grantees are cultural ambassadors and future change makers whose projects have potential for a large impact while building bridges between the United States and Finland.


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Fulbright Finland Foundation grantees 2020-21

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CV Catalog of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees to Finland 2020-21

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"Three words; connections, knowledge and understanding. When a Fulbrighter - either American in Finland or a Finn in the U.S. - returns back home, these three things will impact their way of thinking. Connections that are built during the exchange last a lifetime" - Fulbright Finland alumna

Situation as of February 24, 2021

Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees 2020-21 in the United States

Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration
for short research visits to the U.S.

Rauha, Ismo
Micro- and Nanosciences
Atomic Layer Deposition and Its Applications in Semiconductor Processing
Aalto University, Espoo
Michigan Technological University, MI
2 weeks, beginning TBC

Totah, Nelson
Cognitive Science
Deciphering the Neural Activity in an Entire Mammalian Brain Region
University of Helsinki
Rice University, TX
3 weeks, beginning TBC

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


ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants
for graduate studies and doctoral research

Ahlström, Leia
Commercial Law
Completing a master's degree in Sustainable Business in the U.S.
Graduate of University of Helsinki
Columbia University, NY

8 months, beginning January 2021

Hemminki-Reijonen, Ulla
Educational Technology
Completing a master's degree in Educational Technology in the U.S.
Graduate of University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2020

Jäntti, Bruno
Political Science
Completing a master's degree in Social Sciences in the U.S.
Graduate of University of Tampere
University of Chicago, IL
9 months, beginning September 2020

Toivanen, Antti
Nationalism and Identity/Migration
Completing a doctoral degree in Nationalism & Identity
Graduate of University of Helsinki
Tufts University, MA
9 months, beginning January 2021

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 4
 

Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant
Funded by the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund

Lassinaro, Isa
Marine Biology
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology in the U.S.
Graduate of Tampere Arts-Oriented Senior Secondary School
Hawaii Pacific University, HI
9 months, beginning August 2020

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant Program: 1

Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants
for continuing studies after the initial grant year

Akrenius, Mikaela
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2015-2016
Psychology
Completing a Doctoral Degree in Cognitive Science in the U.S.
Indiana University of Bloomington, IN

12 months, beginning September 2020  

Ilvesmäki, Henrik
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2018-2019
Building Architecture
Completing a Master’s degree in Architecture in the U.S.
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2020

Moisio, Agneetta
Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with Vanderbilt University
Social Sciences
Completing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in the U.S.
Vanderbilt University, TN
Hilppa A.K. Roby Scholarship
9 months, beginning TBC

Takkinen, Jaakko
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-2014
Religious Studies
Completing a Doctoral degree in Religious Studies the U.S.
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
9 months, beginning August 2020

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants: 4
 

Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars and Professionals
short-term programs for scholars and secondary school educators

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made in the Spring 2021

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

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators
summer programs for secondary school educators

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made in the Spring 2021

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators:

Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Europe
summer programs for youth leaders

Information on awarded grants will be updated after selections have been made in the Spring 2021

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

 

Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees 2020-21 in Finland

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
for lecturing and research in higher education institutions in Finland

Altay, Nezih
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Supply Chain Management
Humanitarian Deliveries in Conflict Zones
DePaul University, IL
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
6 months, beginning March 2021

Berger, Paul
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Electrical Engineering and Physics
Ultra-Low Temperature Deposition Using Atomic Layer Deposition and Self-Assembled Printed Soft Electronics
Ohio State University, OH
Tampere University
8 months, Flex grant for academic years 2020-22

Gibson, Brian
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Business and Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Enablers and Barriers of Omnichannel Retail Success in Finland
Auburn University, AL
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
3 months, beginning March 2021

Kheradvar, Arash
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Mitochondrial Transplantation in Patient-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem-Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
2 months, Flex grant for academic years 2020-22 (June 2021 and June 2022)

Liu, Leigh Anne
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
International Business
Dynamic Transformation of Workplace Incivility and Conflict in Multicultural Context
Georgia State University, GA
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
4 months, beginning March 2021

Whaley-Connell, Adam
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Medical Sciences
Collaborative Nano-Targeting Approach to Metabolic Microvascular Stiffening in the Kidney
University of Missouri, MO
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

2 months, Flex grant for academic years 2020-22 (April 2021 and April 2022)

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 6

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Amstislavski, Philippe
Fulbright-VTT Award in Science, Technology and Innovation
Biomaterials Innovation
Mycelium-Based Foams: A Strategy Toward Circular Economy
University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere
5 months, beginning January 2021

Anderson, Laurel
Fulbright-University of Vaasa Scholar Award
Business
Elderly at Home: Social and Technology Service Innovations and Well-Being
Arizona State University, AZ
University of Vaasa
6,5 months, beginning TBC

Bräuer, Suzanna
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Microbiology
A Microbial "Molecular Switch" May Drive Decomposition in Response to Climate Change in Melting Finnoscandian Permafrost
Appalachian State University, NC
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
5 months, beginning March 2021

Hu, Ming
Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award
Architectural Engineering Technology
Carbon Neutral Development Through Net Zero and Net Impact Design
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Tampere University
6 months, beginning January 2021

Terracciano, Antonio
Gerontology
Personality, Physical Activity, and Cognition Among Older Adults in Finland
Florida State University, FL
University of Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning March 2021

Yamaguchi, Liesl
Comparative Literature
The Proper Tone: On the Colors of Vowels
Boston College, MA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning September 2020

Zobitz, John
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Mathematics
From Soil to Satellite: Modeling Ecosystem Responses to Fire Disturbance in the Subarctic Boreal Forest
Augsburg University, MN
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
6 months, beginning January 2021

Total grantees for Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: 7

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Azúa, Anneleise
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
North American Studies
Borderlands Healing: An Environmental Studies Approach
University of Texas at Austin, TX
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning January 2021

Beattie, Alexander
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Mechatronics Engineering
Completing a master's degree in Mechatronic System Design
Graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2020

Bechtold, Cameron
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Environmental Sciences
Completing a master's degree in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability
Graduate of Union College, NY
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2020

Bjork, Anastasia
Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
Public Policy

Completing a master's degree in Public Choice
Graduate of Central Michigan University, MI
Tampere University
3 months, beginning August 2020

Convey, Rachel
Medical Sciences
Kuuluva Ääni (Audible Voice)
Graduate of University of the Pacific, CA
Tampere University
9 months, beginning January 2021

Dalton, Laura
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Civil Engineering
Hybrid Tri-Modality Tomography Image Reconstruction Method Development
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio; University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning January 2021

De Palo, Jessica
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Psychology
Understanding Core Competencies in Finland Athletes for U.S. Dual Career Construction
Columbia University, NY
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2021

Kipnis, Abraham
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Physics
Completing a master's degree in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics
Graduate of Wesleyan University, CT
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2020

Lobdell, Alexandra
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
International Business and Entrepreneurship
Completing a master's degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship
Graduate of Mount Holyoke College, MA
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2020

Wright, Johna
Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
Social Sciences

Completing a master's degree in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Graduate of Mercer University, GA
Tampere University
9 months, beginning August 2020

Total grantees for Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 10

Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award

Magnani, Natalia
Social Anthropology 
The Voices of Sovereign Practice

The Arctic University of Norway
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
4 weeks, beginning spring 2021

Total grantees for Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award: 1

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

Jasinski, Lisa
Higher Education Research
Improving Pedagogy in Summer School for Doctoral Students
Trinity University, TX
University of Jyväskylä
4 weeks, beginning TBC

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Situation as of February 24, 2021:

Finnish grantees: 11 (originally 35 grants awarded for 2020-21, changes due to COVID-19 pandemic)
U.S. grantees: 25 (originally 49 grants awarded for 2020-21, changes due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Total: 36