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

Grantees

Since 1949, over 6 000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals have participated in our exchange programs – nearly 4 000 from Finland and over 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 Foundation 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 U.S. and Finland.

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2022-23 Fulbright Finland Foundation grantees

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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 August 1, 2022

2022-23 Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees to the U.S.

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars
for research

Hyvönen, Ari-Elmeri
Political Science
Rethinking Expertise in Democracy
University of Helsinki
Cornell University, NY
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
4 months, beginning August 2022

Kaukko, Mervi
Multicultural Education
Schools of Welcome: Learning From Refugee and Non-refugee Students About What Makes a Welcoming Community
Tampere University
Harvard University, MA
The grant is cost-shared with Tampere University
12 months, beginning August 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars Program: 2

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars
for post-doctoral research

Bourgeot, Liisa
Russian Studies
Reinterpreting Russian Philosophy in the Footsteps of Gustav Shpet
Independent Scholar
New York University, NY
6 months, beginning August 2022

Telakivi, Pii
Philosophy
The Extended Mind and Artificial Intelligence: AI-Extenders as Part of Our Cognition
University of Helsinki
University of California, Berkeley, CA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning October 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars Program: 2

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Awards
for research collaboration and participation in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative Program

Kuokkanen, Rauna
Political Science and Arctic Indigenous Studies
Indigenous Self-Determination and Gender Violence in Alaska
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK
Program term: March 2021 - April 2023

Soikkeli, Anu
Arctic Architecture
Empowering Indigenous Communities by Strengthening Their Place Identity in Planning
University of Oulu
University of New Mexico, NM
Program term: March 2021 - April 2023

Total grantees for Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Awards Program: 2

Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration
for a short research visit in the U.S.

Kolunsarka, Iiris
Sport Science
Children’s Physical Activity and Development of Motor Competence
University of Jyväskylä
University of South Carolina, SC
3 months, beginning December 2022

Torrents-Ticó, Miquel
Biodiversity Conservation
Carnivores, Local Communities and Livestock: Conflict or Co-existence?
University of Helsinki
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, CA
3 weeks, beginning November 2022

Luoma, Päivi
Environmental Economics
The Role and Value of Data in Circular Economy and Environmental Sustainability
University of Helsinki
Oregon State University, OR
2 months, beginning September 2022

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

ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows
for pre-doctoral research

Hietanen, Heikki
New Testament Studies
“With All Boldness?” the Lukan Paul, Conflict Management and Empire in the Acts of the Apostles
University of Helsinki
Yale University, CT
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning September 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 1

Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award
for doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars and professionals in the fields of Business, Economics, and Technology. Program in cooperation with KAUTE Foundation

Ala-Luopa, Saara
Computing and Information Sciences
Algorithm in the Wild – The Impact of Machine Learning Algorithm in Real Estate
Tampere University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
6 months, beginning September 2022

Eklund, Carita
Innovation Economics and Innovation Management
Clever Young Firms – Gender and Entrepreneurship
University of Vaasa
University of Virginia, VA
6 months, beginning June 2022

Mikkonen, Tommi
Photonics
Sensitive Multi-Species Gas Detection With Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
Tampere University
Princeton University, NJ
6 months, beginning October 2022

Total grantees for the Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award: 3 

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants
for graduate studies and doctoral research

Gayer, Patrik
Public Administration
Completing a master’s degree in Public Policy in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
10 months, beginning July 2022

Kesete, Helen
Complex Systems
Completing a master’s thesis in Music Data Science in the U.S.
Aalto University, Espoo
New York University, NY
9 months, beginning September 2022

Lähteenkorva, Maija
Corporate Environmental Management 
Corporate Social Responsibility: Co-creation With Non-profit Organizations for Environmental Sustainability
University of Jyväskylä
Emory University, GA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä
12 months, beginning August 2022

Rahnasto, Johanna
Intellectual Property Law
Completing a master’s degree in Law in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2022

Stolt, Vivian
Arts Administration
Completing a master’s degree in Arts Administration in the U.S.
Tilburg University, The Netherlands; Graduate of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
Columbia University, NY
9 months, beginning September 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 5

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grant (Graduate)
for graduate study and research in projects with relevance to the fields represented by the technology industries. Program in cooperation with Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.

Schauman, Ida
Sustainable Technology Policy
Completing a master’s degree in Public Administration in the U.S.
Graduate of Åbo Akademi University, Turku
Harvard University, MA
10 months, beginning July 2022

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

Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants
for teaching Finnish and graduate studies

Mykrä, Milla
Comparative Literature
Finnish Language Teaching Assistant
Graduate of the University of Turku
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9 months, beginning August 2022

Niemeläinen, Laura
Literature
Finnish Language Teaching Assistant
Graduate of the University of Jyväskylä
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning August 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program: 2

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

Kosonen, Malin
Business, Economics and Public Policy
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Economics in the U.S.
Gymnasiet Grankulla Samskola, Kauniainen
University of Pennsylvania, PA
9 months, beginning September 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant Program: 1

Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with Vanderbilt University
for undergraduate studies

Peltomäki, Maria
Psychology
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the U.S.
Graduate of Kauhajoki Upper Secondary School
Vanderbilt University, TN
Hilppa A.K. Roby Scholarship
9 months, beginning August 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with Vanderbilt University: 1

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching
semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Aarnio, Anu
Elementary School Subjects
How Students With Neurological Disorders Are Best Supported in Learning-To-Learn Skills and Skills of Critical Thinking
Jätkäsaari Comprehensive School, Helsinki
Host Institution TBC
5 months, beginning August 2022

Ojala, Anna-Mari
English
Project-Based Learning: Challenging High-Achieving Students and Building Up Transversal Competences
Viikki Teacher Training School, Helsinki
Host Institution TBC
5 months, beginning August 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: 2

Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Institutional Partnership Building
for a short visit in the U.S.

Miettinen, Eeva-Mari
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Michigan State University, MI
2 weeks, beginning November 2022

Ursin, Salla
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Niagara University, NY
2 weeks, beginning November 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Institutional Partnership Building: 2

ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grants
for professional development projects

Honkasalo, Minna
Museology
Rethinking Exhibitions – Compassion and Inclusion in Art Museums
Tampere Art Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, MA
4 months, beginning September 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grants: 1

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

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

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants: 

Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Travel Grants Program
travel grant program for Finnish school administrators

Johnson, Raija
Education Administration
Developing Diverse, Equal, and Language Aware Schools From a Leadership Perspective
Ojanperä School, Liminka
The program is cost-shared with the National Agency for Education and the municipality of Liminka
Program term: January 2021 - December 2022

Lumiaro, Eeva
Education Administration
Developing Diverse, Equal, and Language Aware Schools From a Leadership Perspective
Friisilä School, Espoo
The program is cost-shared with the National Agency for Education and the City of Espoo
Program term: January 2021 - December 2022

Moilanen, Anne
Education Administration
Developing Diverse, Equal, and Language Aware Schools From a Leadership Perspective
Hiukkavaara School, Oulu
The program is cost-shared with the National Agency for Education and the City of Oulu
Program term: January 2021 - December 2022

Norrbäck, Arita
Education Administration
Developing Diverse, Equal, and Language Aware Schools From a Leadership Perspective
Tiistilä School, Espoo
The program is cost-shared with the National Agency for Education and the City of Espoo
Program term: January 2021 - December 2022

Suomala, Anne
Education Administration
Developing Diverse, Equal and Language Aware Schools From a Leadership Perspective
Maininki School, Espoo
The program is cost-shared with the National Agency for Education and the City of Espoo
Program term: May 2021 - December 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Travel Grants to the U.S.: 5

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Professionals
short-term programs for scholars and professionals

Järvenpää, Veera
Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars and Professionals on Journalism and Media
Journalism and Media
University of Jyväskylä
Arizona State University, AZ
2 weeks, beginning September 2022

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

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Professionals: 1

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators
short-term programs for secondary school educators

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

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

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

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

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

2022-23 Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees in Finland

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

Crossley, Craig
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Business Management
Improving Research Rigor and Relevance Through Collaborative Workforce Analytics
University of Central Florida, FL
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki 
4 months, Flex grant for academic years 2022-24

Dorman, David
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences
Contemporary Issues in Chemical Risk Assessment and Risk Management: A Case Studies-Based Approach
North Carolina State University, NC
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
2 months, Flex grant for academic years 2021-23

Ellram, Lisa
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Supply Chain Management
Logistics, Packaging and the Circular Economy
Miami University, OH
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
4 months, beginning February 2023

Malony, Allen
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Computer Science
At the Dawn of Exascale: Delivering High-Performance Computing for Scientific Discovery
University of Oregon, OR
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning September 2022    

Sharda, Ramesh
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Information Systems, Analytics, and Data Science
Collaboration in Analytics Program Development and Health Analytics Research
Oklahoma State University, OK
Aalto University, Espoo
4 months, beginning March 2023

Witwer, David
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
American Studies
Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: The Continuing Mystery of America’s Most Notorious Union Leader
Pennsylvania State University, PA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 6

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Abrams, Samuel
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
Political Science and Education
Vocational Schooling in Finland
Teachers College at Columbia University, NY
University of Turku
12 months, beginning September 2022

Anker, Jeffrey
Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award
Analytical Chemistry and Imaging
Infection and Healing Sensors for Bone Regeneration Scaffolds
Clemson University, SC
Tampere University
7 months, beginning July 2022

Barker, Kash
Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Managing Long-Term and Equitable Reassignment of Climate-Driven Refugees
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Aalto University, Espoo
5 months, beginning January 2023

Collins, William
Fulbright-VTT Award in Science, Technology and Innovation
Civil Engineering
Fracture Behavior of Materials Used in Energy and Transportation Infrastructure
University of Kansas, KS
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
6 months, beginning January 2023

Donahue, Patricia
Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award
Public Policy
Community Participation and Urban Development – A Comparative Perspective on Regeneration, Sustainability, and Inclusivity
George Mason University, VA
Tampere University
10 months, beginning January 2022

Duncombe, David
Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award
Marketing
Teaching Marketing and Collaborate in Faculty-Led Projects
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
10 months, beginning August 2022

Jackowski, Michael
Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award
Marketing and Sales
Listen to My Face: Building Biometrics Into Virtual Sales Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
5,5 months, beginning January 2023

Kjellstrand, Jean
Social Work
Parental Incarceration: Finding Solutions to Support Incarcerated Parents and Their Children
University of Oregon, OR
Tampere University; University of Helsinki
5 months, Flex grant for academic years 2022-24

Mascha, Maureen
Fulbright-University of Vaasa Scholar Award
Accounting
Can Data Visualization and/or an Audit Opinion Mitigate the Effects of Greenwashing on Risk Attitude, Firm Perception, and Intent to Invest?
Purdue University Northwest, IN
University of Vaasa
10 months, beginning August 2022

Monseau, Susanna
Fulbright-Turku UAS Scholar Award
Intellectual Property Law and Business
The Role of Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property Rights in a Sustainable Textile Industry
The College of New Jersey, NJ
Turku University of Applied Sciences
5 months, beginning August 2022

Tallmon, David
Population Genetics
Identifying the Genetic Basis of Pink Salmon Adaptation Using Population Genomics
University of Alaska Southeast, AK
University of Helsinki
5 months, Flex grant for academic year 2022-23

Taylor, Adam
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Carbon Smart Forestry: Going Global
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
6 months, beginning January 2023

Wagner, Anita
Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award
Health Policy
New Drug Approvals: Building International Collaborations to Inform National Decisions
Harvard University, MA
Tampere University
4 months, beginning September 2022

West, Michael
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Communicating Science With the Public
Lowell Observatory, AZ
University of Turku
4 months, Flex grant for academic years 2021-23

Yang, Hui
Fulbright-VTT Award in Science, Technology and Innovation
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Sensor-Based Quality Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing
Pennsylvania State University, PA
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
6 months, beginning August 2022

Zhang, Jie
Fulbright-VTT Award in Science, Technology and Innovation
Engineering and Energy
Integrated Thermal-Electric Energy Systems Management: Renewables, Hydrogen, and District Heating
University of Texas at Dallas, TX
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
6 months, beginning January 2023

Total grantees for Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: 16

Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Djonko-Moore, Cara
Teacher Training
Exploring Multicultural Teacher Education from Cross Cultural Perspectives
Rhodes College, TN
University of Turku
2 months, beginning September 2022

Hu, Qinhong
Energy Geosciences
Global and Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Energy and Environmental Geosciences
University of Texas at Arlington, TX
University of Helsinki
4 weeks, beginning August 2022

Putman, Michael 
Education 
Examining the Field Experience to Build Professional Knowledge Amidst a Pandemic
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC
University of Jyväskylä
6 weeks, beginning September 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Global Scholar Award: 3

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Agee, Claire
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Supply Chain Management
Completing a master's degree in Supply Management 
Graduate of Arizona State University, AZ
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2022

Amicucci, Peter
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Supply Management
Completing a master's degree in Supply Management 
Graduate of the University of Scranton, PA
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2022

Davidson-Mendez, Stephanie
Fulbright-University of Jyväskylä Graduate Award
Linguistics
Completing a master's degree in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication
Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, TX
University of Jyväskylä
9 months, beginning August 2022

Paulson, Casey
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Sustainability Science and Solutions
Completing a master's degree in Sustainability Science and Solutions 
Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, WI
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2022

Rastogi, Neetika
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Neuroscience
Completing a master's degree in Neuroscience 
Graduate of Johns Hopkins University, MD
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2022

Smiles, Abigail
Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
Education
Completing a master's degree in Teaching, Learning and Media Education 
Graduate of Wayne State University, MI
Tampere University
9 months, beginning August 2022

Sowa, Timothy
Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
Sustainable Digital Life
Completing a master's degree in Sustainable Digital Life 
Graduate of Bowdoin College, ME
Tampere University
9 months, beginning August 2022

Wang, Irina
Design
Co-designed Artefacts: Visualizing Indigenous Perspectives on Arctic Climate Change
Graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Aalto University, Espoo; Arctic Centre at University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
9 months, beginning August 2022

West, Erica
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Mathematics
Completing a master's degree in Data-Centric Engineering 
Graduate of Hanover College, IN
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2022

Zdroy, Nicholas
Fulbright-Aalto University Graduate Award
Mechanical Engineering
Completing a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
Graduate of Linfield University, OR
Aalto University, Espoo
9 months, beginning August 2022

Zinno, Joseph
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Industrial Design Engineering
Completing a master's degree in Industrial Design Engineering 
Graduate of Villanova University, PA
LUT University, Lahti
9 months, beginning August 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 11

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
for professional development projects

Gale, Sylvia
Civic Engagement
From 'Volunteer' to 'Peer': Learning From a Finnish Model for Community Empowerment
University of Richmond, VA
Deaconess Foundation, Helsinki; Tampere University of Applied Sciences
5 months, beginning January 2023

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 1

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program
a semester-long program for primary and secondary level educators

Abel, Fallon
Social Studies and Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Adolescents Social-Emotional Skills Through Phenomena-Based Learning and Flexible Pathways

The Sharon Academy, VT
University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2023

Biddle, Christina
English and Film
Multidisciplinary Learning: Understanding Humanity and the World’s Interdependence
West Orange High School, NJ
University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2023

Patella-Buckley, Mikayla
Chemistry and Forensics
Supporting Female Students and Students of Color in Science: Best Pedagogies From Finnish Classrooms
University Prep, WA
University of Jyväskylä
4 months, beginning January 2023

Voss, Nanette
English and Theatre Arts
Less Is More: Increasing Rigor and Engagement Without Creating Teacher or Student Burnout
Eureka Senior High School, CA
University of Jyväskylä
3 months, beginning January 2023

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program: 4

Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award

Yoncha, Anne
Fine Arts
Re:Peat Replant - An Antiphonal Elegy on a Post-extraction Peatland Site
East Central University, OK
Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE

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

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

Inter-Country Travel Grants
for one-week lecturing visits by U.S. Fulbright scholars, teachers, and other professionals based in another country to Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences

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

Total grantees for the Inter-Country Travel Grant Program: 

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

Bengston, David
Environmental Sciences
Horizon Scanning for Forest Bioeconomy in Finland
USDA Forest Service, MN
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
2 weeks, beginning TBC

Bobkowski, Peter
Journalism and Mass Communication
Disentangling Disinformation in Social Media
University of Kansas, KS
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Vantaa
2 weeks, beginning August 2022

Mazzotta, Matthew
Arts
SOLARIS-ART: Engaging With Solidarities in Flood Risk Management Through Community Art
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki
3 weeks, beginning August 2022

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

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 3

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Situation as of August 1, 2022:

Finnish grantees: 34
U.S. grantees: 45
Total: 79