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

Grantees

Since 1949, over 5 900 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals have participated in our exchange programs – over 3 900 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 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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"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 September 14, 2021

2021-22 Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees to the U.S.

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

Hartikainen, Teemu
Energy Policy
Comparative Analysis Between European and American Approaches on Energy-Efficient Products and Zero-Energy Building Policies
Tampere University
University of California, Davis, CA
The grant is cost-shared with Tampere University
6 months, beginning October 2021

Kallioniemi, Arto
Education
The Challenges of Developing Religious and Worldview Education in the Public Social Context
University of Helsinki
California Lutheran University, CA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
4 months, beginning February 2022

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

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
for scholars and professionals to lecture at U.S. institutions for one semester or academic year

Happo, Iiris
Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education
Visiting Lecturer
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
9 months, beginning August 2021

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

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

Kekäläinen, Tiia
Public Health
Personality, Physical Activity and Physical Performance: Cross-Cultural Comparisons
University of Jyväskylä
Florida State University, FL
6 months, beginning January 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Research Grant for Junior Scholars Program: 1

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 - October 2022
Research visit: TBC

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 - October 2022
Research visit: 2 months, beginning March 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Arctic Initiative Research Awards Program: 2

Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grants (Postdoc)
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.

Dönsberg, Timo
Optical Metrology
Photon Momentum - New Technology for High Power Laser Measurements
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, MD
8 months, beginning August 2021

Total grantees for Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grants (Postdoc): 1

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

Gregorova, Pavlina
Molecular Biosciences
The Regulatory Role of Post-Transcriptional RNA Modification in Protein Synthesis
University of Helsinki
Johns Hopkins University, MD
6 weeks, beginning October 2021

Ikonen, Riikka
Nursing Science
Childhood Exposure to Physical and Sexual Maltreatment and Disclosure
Tampere University
University of Toledo, OH
5 weeks, beginning TBC

Korkalainen, Samuli
Church Music History
Spiritual Music in American Finnish Societies From the 1860s to the 1920s 
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
Finlandia University, MI
6 weeks, beginning August 2021

Soppela, Päivi
Multidisciplinary Arctic Global Change
The Seasonality of Biocultural Cold Adaptations Among Three Practitioner Groups in Finland
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
University of Notre Dame, IN
1,5 weeks, beginning TBC

Tuomaala-Järvinen, Lotta
Law
Financing of Jihadist Actors
University of Helsinki
George Washington University, D.C.
3 months, beginning December 2021

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Research Collaboration Program: 5

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

Seppälä, Mila
Political Science and North American Studies
Citizen Participation in Gun Policy Discussions in Texas
University of Turku
University of Texas at Austin, TX
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Turku
9 months, beginning September 2021

Wide, Elisabeth
Sociology
Migrant Care and Domestic Work: Intersections of Class, Gender, Racialization and Affective Relationalities in Contemporary Finland
University of Helsinki
The New School, NY
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program: 2

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

Eklund, Carita
Innovation Economics and Innovation Management
Clever Young Firms – Gender and Entrepreneurship
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of Virginia, VA
6 months, beginning TBC

Harikkala-Laihinen, Riikka
International Business
Cosmopolitan Life, Identity and Work
University of Turku
Florida Atlantic University, FL
4 months, beginning January 2022

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

Total grantees for the Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award: 3

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants
for graduate studies and doctoral research

Aula, Ville
Political Science
The Parliament in Practice - Shifting Institutional Configurations in the Parliament of Finland
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
University of California, San Diego, CA
9 months, beginning September 2021

Costa, Alexander
Sustainable Finance
Completing an MMS degree in the U.S.
HEC Paris, France
Yale University, CT
9 months, beginning August 2021

Heiskala, Sonja
Intellectual Property Law
Completing an LLM degree in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Stanford University, CA
9 months, beginning August 2021

Hänninen, Mira
International Business Law
Completing an LLM degree in the U.S.
Graduate of Aalto University, Espoo
Harvard University, MA
9 months, beginning August 2021

Kataja, Meeri
Environmental History
Completing a doctoral degree in Environmental History in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Montana State University, MT
9 months, beginning August 2021

Kiuru, Iines
Music Performance
Completing a doctoral degree in Musical Arts in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
University of Rochester - Eastman School of Music, NY
9 months, beginning August 2021

Nikander, Christine
Intellectual Property Law
Completing an LLM degree in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Edinburgh, UK
Columbia University, NY
9 months, beginning August 2021

Rautanen, Eino
Commercial Law
Completing an LLM degree in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
9 months, beginning August 2021

Siitonen, Olli
U.S. History
The Psychology of Killing and the Experiences of American Soldiers in the Vietnam War
University of Helsinki
Texas Tech University, TX; University of Maryland, College Park, MD
12 months, beginning October 2021

Sinnemäki, Siiri
International Law and Human Rights
Completing an LLM degree in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
University of Michigan, MI
9 months, beginning August 2021

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Program: 10

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.

Lehtovaara, Joonas
Construction Operations Management
Increasing the Productivity of Construction Operations Through Decentralized Takt Production
Aalto University, Espoo
University of California, Berkeley, CA
11 months, beginning September 2021

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

Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with University of South Florida
for graduate studies

Rytkönen, Johanna
Corporate Communication
Completing a master’s degree in Marketing in the U.S.
University of Jyväskylä
University of South Florida, FL
5 months, beginning August 2021

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with University of South Florida: 1

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

Mäki-Leppilampi, Mari
Finnish as a Second and Foreign Language
Finnish Language Teaching Assistant
University of Jyväskylä
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9 months, beginning August 2021

Suuniitty, Eveliina
Language Teaching and Finnish Literature
Finnish Language Teaching Assistant
University of Turku
University of Washington, WA
9 months, beginning September 2021

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

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

Alkio, Aino
Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience
Completing a bachelor's degree in the U.S.
Graduate of Stanford Online High School
Northwestern University, IL
9 months, beginning September 2021

Asikainen, Antti
Physics
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Physics in the U.S.
Graduate of Mikkeli Upper Secondary School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
9 months, beginning September 2021

Haverinen, Patrik
Political Science
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in the U.S.
Graduate of Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Yale College, CT
9 months, beginning August 2021

Kataja, Rosanna
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Completing a bachelor's degree in the U.S.
Graduate of Munkkiniemi School, Helsinki
Harvard College, MA
9 months, beginning August 2021

Nurminen, Terhi
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Completing a bachelor's degree in the U.S.
Väddö Folkhögskola, Sweden
University of Pennsylvania, PA
9 months, beginning August 2021

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant Program: 5

Fulbright Finland Partnership Award with Vanderbilt University
for undergraduate studies

Hirvikoski, Santeri
Economics and Political Science
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science in the U.S.
Graduate of Tampereen Lyseon Lukio
Vanderbilt University, TN
Hilppa A.K. Roby Scholarship
9 months, beginning August 2021

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

Rautavirta, Mari
Special Education
Integration/Inclusion of Children With Special Needs in the Age Group From 6 to 8 Years
Salpakangas School, Hollola
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA
5 months, beginning August 2021

Sipola, Jenni
Education
Implementing STEAM Education
Vierumäki School, Vantaa
Arizona State University, AZ
5 months, beginning August 2021

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.

Arevalo, Javier
Research Management
Advancing Research Through Team Science
University of Helsinki
University of California, Davis, CA
2 months, beginning TBC

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Travel Grants for Institutional Partnership Building: 1

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

Korpilahti, Karoliina
Art Management
Developing Innovative Practices of Art Funding and Fundraising
Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, UK
Americans for the Arts, NY
3 months, beginning March 2022

Tolvanen, Pirita
Children's Literature and Information Design
Data Visualizations in Children's Non-Fiction Picture Books
Independent Illustrator
Simmons University, MA
5 months, beginning January 2022

Urponen, Maija
Interdisciplinary Studies
Facilitating Practical Humanities
University of Helsinki
University of Michigan, MI; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2022

Total grantees for ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grants: 3

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

Akrenius, Mikaela
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2015-16
Cognitive Science
Completing a doctoral degree in Cognitive Science in the U.S.
Indiana University of Bloomington, IN
9 months, beginning September 2021

Lassinaro, Isa
Fulbright Finland Undergraduate Grant 2020-21
Marine Biology
Completing a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology in the U.S.
Hawaii Pacific University, HI
9 months, beginning August 2021

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
Graduate of Jyväskylä Lyseo Upper Secondary School
Hilppa A.K. Roby Scholarship
9 months, beginning August 2021

Toivanen, Antti
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2020-21
International Relations
Completing a doctoral degree in Nationalism and Identity in the U.S.
Graduate of the University of Helsinki
Tufts University, MA
5 months, beginning January 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Finland Renewal Grants: 4

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. Institutes for Scholars and Professionals on Journalism and Media
Journalism and Media
Sisä-Savo Newspaper, Suonenjoki
Arizona State University, AZ
2 weeks, beginning TBC

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

Virokannas, Maria
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators
English
Sibelius Upper Secondary School, Helsinki
University of Montana, MT
2 weeks, beginning TBC

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary School Educators: 1

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

Aho, Sami
Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Europe on Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
Law
University of Turku
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN

Andersson, Laura
Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Europe on Civic Engagement
Environmental Policy
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
University of South Carolina, SC

Total grantees for Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders: 2

2021-22 Fulbright Finland Foundation Grantees in Finland

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

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
The Ohio State University, OH
Tampere University
8 months, Flex grant for academic years 2020-22

Calboli, Irene
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Strategies for Business and Sustainable Development
Texas A&M University, TX
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
4 months, beginning March 2022

Crowley, Patrick
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Computer Science and Engineering
Robustness, Privacy, and Impact With Named Data Networking
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
University of Helsinki
4 months, beginning September 2021

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

Heald, Paul
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
Intellectual Property Law
Problems Caused by Copyright Law in Book and Music Markets
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
4 months, beginning August 2021

Hersey, Mark
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies
Environmental History
Landscapes of the American Experience
Mississippi State University, MS
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2021

Johri, Aditya
Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
Information Sciences and Technology
A Comparative Inquiry Into the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Education
George Mason University, VA
Aalto University, Espoo
5 months, beginning August 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

Whaley-Connell, Adam
Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences
Metabolism and Nephrology
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

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: 9

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Agapova, Anna
Fulbright-University of Vaasa Scholar Award
Finance
Gender of Corporate Managers and Their Voluntary Managerial Guidance
Florida Atlantic University, FL
University of Vaasa
3 months, beginning January 2022

Anderson, Laurel
Fulbright-University of Vaasa Scholar Award
Marketing
Elderly at Home: Social and Technology Service Innovations and Well-Being
Arizona State University, AZ
University of Vaasa
7 months, beginning May 2021

Chabowski, Brian
Fulbright-University of Vaasa Scholar Award
Marketing
Critical Findings for International Business Marketing From a Sustainability-Rich Ecosystem
University of Tulsa, OK
University of Vaasa
9 months, beginning August 2021

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

Friedrich, Peter
Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award
Drama
Dramatic Entrances: Theatre for Migrant Communities
Berry College, GA
Åbo Akademi University, Turku
5 months, beginning January 2022

Gallo-Cruz, Selina
Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award
Sociology
Understanding Challenges and Debates in City Climate Policy
College of Holy Cross, MA
Tampere University
10 months, beginning August 2021

Harris, Lora
Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award
Oceanography
A Comparison of Estuarine Restoration Trajectories in the Baltic and Chesapeake Bay
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, MD
University of Helsinki
4 months, Flex grant for academic years 2021-22

Helling, William
Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award
Library and Information Science
Developing Methods and Content for Cross-Campus Collaboration in Information Science
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IN
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2022

Livingston, Steven
Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award
Technology and Politics
The Conservative Dilemma: Digital Surrogate Organizations and the Future of Liberal Democracy
George Washington University, DC
University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning July 2021

Markowitz, Fred
Criminology
Does Psychiatric Treatment Capacity Influence Rates of Crime in Finland?
Northern Illinois University, IL
University of Helsinki
4,5 months, beginning August 2021

Oldham, Kenn
Fulbright-VTT Award in Science, Technology and Innovation
Mechanical Engineering
Analysis of Wearable Multi-Sensor Strategies for Non-Invasive Peripheral Artery Monitoring
University of Michigan, MI
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo
5 months, beginning August 2021

Ramnarayan, Sujata
Fulbright-Turku UAS Scholar Award
Marketing
Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Marketing: Teaching and Developing a Finnish Case Study
Notre Dame de Namur University, CA
Turku University of Applied Sciences
3 months, beginning August 2021

Szekely, Rachel
Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award
Linguistics
Predicate Strengthening: A Speech-Act Theoretical Approach in the Framework of Austin (1953)
Long Island University Post Campus, NY
Tampere University
9 months, beginning August 2021

Wachsmuth, Sean
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award
Special Education, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Behavioral Problems in Finnish and American Schools
Minnesota State University Mankato, MN
University of Turku
9 months, beginning September 2021

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

Zirkle, Christopher
Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award
Education
International Collaboration for Vocational Teacher Education
The Ohio State University, OH
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
4,5 months, beginning August 2021

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

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Alderfer, Laura
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Bioengineering
Engineering Lymphatic Vessels
University of Notre Dame, IN
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning October 2021

Bantz, Salena
Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
Electrical Engineering
Completing a master's degree in Electrical Engineering
Graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, CT
Tampere University
9 months, beginning August 2021

Bihlmeyer, Chelsea
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Communication Studies
Erotic Exchanges: Power Imbalanced Relationships as Sites of Radical Communication Strategy
Graduate of Purdue University, IN
Aalto University, Espoo
9 months, beginning August 2021

Boughton, Devina
Global Music
Non-degree studies in Global Music
Graduate of Berklee College of Music, MA
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
9 months, beginning August 2021

Coppola, Isabel
Environmental Studies and Political Science
Climate Anxiety Among “the Climate Generation”: How is Action an Antidote?
Graduate of the University of Vermont, VT
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2021

De Palo, Jessica
Fulbright Finland Foundation Fellowship Award; Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Psychology
Understanding Core Competencies in Finland Athletes for U.S. Dual Career Construction
Columbia University, NY
University of Jyväskylä
10,5 months, Flex grant for academic years 2020-22 

Elliott, Kathlyn
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Education
Pedagogy as a Tool to Prevent Extremist Ideologies in Finnish Schools
Drexel University, PA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2021

Garrett, John
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Electrical Engineering
Completing a master's degree in Electrical Engineering
Graduate of Clarkson University, NY
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2021

Higdon, Macey
Fulbright-University of Jyväskylä Graduate Award
Biology of Physical Activity
Completing a master's degree in Biology of Physical Activity
Graduate of the University of Louisville, KY
University of Jyväskylä
9 months, beginning August 2021

Johnson, Mirva
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Scandinavian Folklore and Linguistics
Analyzing Language Change in a Heritage Finnish Corpus
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
University of Turku
9 months, beginning August 2021

Jones, Megan
Education
Critical Topic Inclusion in Finnish Teacher Preparation Programs
University of Rhode Island, RI
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2021

Kiernicki, Chloe
Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
Architecture
Completing a master's degree in Sustainable Architecture
Graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
University of Tampere
9 months, beginning August 2021

Morris, Caitlin
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Accounting and Entrepreneurship
Completing a master's degree in Strategic Finance and Analytics
Graduate of Pennsylvania State University, PA
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2021

Mulhern, Emma
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Supply Chain Management
Completing a master's degree in Supply Management
Graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2021

Nolan, Andreas
Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
Social Sciences
Completing a master's degree in Inequalities, Interventions, and the New Welfare State
Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of Turku
9 months, beginning August 2021

Ortiz, Giana
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Strategic Finance and Analytics
Completing a master's degree in Strategic Finance and Analytics
Graduate of Southern Methodist University, TX
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2021

Peters, Mikaela
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Business Analytics
Completing a master's degree in Business Analytics
Graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2021

Ramsey, Claire
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships
Educational Leadership
Teachers' Sociocultural Background, Teaching Curriculum and Students' Global Worldview
Ohio University, OH
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
9 months, beginning August 2021

Roberts, Jade
Fulbright-Aalto University Graduate Award
Cognitive Science
Completing a master's degree in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences
Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Aalto University, Espoo
9 months, beginning August 2021

Rodriguez, Alyssa
Folk Music
Nordic Folk Music and String Pedagogy
Graduate of Ithaca College, NY
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
9 months, beginning August 2021

Stargardter, Jessica
Education
Teaching Gifted Immigrant Students in Finland
Graduate of the University of Connecticut, CT
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2021

Stevens, Edward
Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
Sociology
Completing a master's degree in Contemporary Societies
Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of Helsinki
9 months, beginning August 2021

Wang, Tiffany
Fulbright-LUT University Graduate Award
Sustainability Science and Solutions
Completing a master's degree in Sustainability Science and Solutions
Graduate of the University of California, San Diego, CA
LUT University, Lappeenranta
9 months, beginning August 2021

Total grantees for Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 23

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
for professional development projects

Benson, Erika
Public Health
A Comparison of Nordic and U.S. Sex Education Towards Reduction of Teen Pregnancy
La Familia Medical Center, NM
The Family Federation of Finland, Helsinki
4 months, beginning August 2021

Carter, Peter
Urban Planning
Evolving Mobility and Its Implications for Urban Plans
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, CA
Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2022

Johnson, Kent
Engineering
An Investigation of Finnish Hiking Trail Designs and Cross-Sector Partnerships That Support Outdoor Recreation for People With Disabilities
City of Ithaca, NY
Metsähallitus, Vantaa
4 months, beginning August 2021

Total grantees for Mid-Career Professional Development Grant: 3

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

Booz, Jennifer
Science, Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Exploring the Use of Phenomenon-Based Learning and Its Impact on Students' Sense of Connection to Their Community
Homer Middle School, AK
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2022

Ferrell-Garcia, Scott
Theatre, English
Putting the Purpose In PBL: Using Student Inquiry and Agency to Build a Place of Learning
Blytheville High School, AR
University of Oulu
5 months, beginning January 2022

Fudge, Robert
Arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Crafting the Future: Exploring the Role of Identity and Traditional Crafts in the Modern Makerspace
Memphis University School, TN
University of Helsinki
6 months, beginning January 2022

Gordon, Scott
History and Social Studies
Finland: The Case for the Differentiated High School Model in the United States
Prairie du Chien High School, WI
University of Jyväskylä
5 months, beginning January 2022

Harkey, Abigail
Visual Arts
The Role of the Arts and Social-Emotional Learning in Finnish School Culture
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, CO
University of Oulu
5 months, beginning January 2022

Picardo, Kathryn
Social Studies
Bringing Competence Learning to Life: How the Finnish National Curriculum is Actualized in Local Schools
Livingston High School, NJ
University of Helsinki
5 months, beginning January 2022

Streets, Carolyn
English, Language Arts
The Role of Academic Vocabulary and Reading Achievement
Engineering Science University Magnet School, CT
University of Jyväskylä
6 months, beginning January 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program: 7

Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program
for U.S. K–12 school and district administrators to learn about best educational practices to enhance student learning and develop 21st century skills. During 10 days, administrators will gain a deeper understanding of their roles as leaders in creating students who are ready for the global economy. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government.

Albert, John
Education Administration
California Elementary School, CA
January 2022

Calcara, Carl
Education Administration
Raytown South Middle School, MO
January 2022

Carpenter, Kyleen
Education Administration
Blackstone Academy Charter School, RI
January 2022

Hauge, Kristen
Education Administration
Osseo Area Learning Center, MN
January 2022

Malone, Andrew
Education Administration
Achievement First Charter Schools, NY and RI
January 2022

Rickey, Kristen
Education Administration
West Delaware County School District, IA
January 2022

Robert, Michael
Education Administration
Osborn School District, AZ
January 2022

Rowland, Angela
Education Administration
Utah International Charter School, UT
January 2022

Surrency, Richard
Education Administration
Putnam County School District, FL
January 2022

Watson, Donna
Education Administration
Troy City School District, NY
January 2022

Total grantees for Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program: 10

Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award

Barthelemy, Ramón
Physics Education Research
The Climate Experiences of Faculty, Students, and Staff in Finnish Academic Science
University of Utah, UT
University of Helsinki

Helling, John
Public Library Administration
Learning From Oodi: Applying the Methods of Service Design From "the Best New Public Library in the World" to Its American Counterparts
The Indianapolis Public Library, IN
Helsinki City Library

Magnani, Natalia
Sociocultural Anthropology
The Voices of Sovereign Practice
The Arctic University of Norway
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi

Total grantees for the Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award: 3

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

Cutucache, Christine
Discipline-Based Education Research
NE STEM FOR UEF
University of Nebraska Omaha, NE
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
2 weeks, beginning May 2022

Delaney, David
Law and Legal Services
Legal Geographies in the Nordic and Arctic Contexts
Amherst College, MA
University of Turku
4 weeks, beginning TBC

DesJardins, Stephen
Education
Effects of Introducing Fees for International Students
University of Michigan, MI
University of Jyväskylä
6 weeks, beginning April 2022

Jasinski, Lisa
Higher Education Research
Research Methods for Graduate Students
Trinity University, TX
University of Jyväskylä
4 weeks, beginning TBC

Lyles, Charles Alan
Pharmaceuticals and Health Systems Policy
Improving Social/Health Care Impact and Productivity With Research, Development & Innovation [RDI]
University of Baltimore, MD
Joint Municipality Authority of Keski-Uusimaa, Health Care and Social Services, Hyvinkää
4 weeks, beginning TBC

Ostman, Rae
Informal STEM Education
Shared Learning to Shape an Inclusive Future
Arizona State University, AZ
Heureka, The Finnish Science Centre, Vantaa
5 weeks, beginning May 2022

Polyakov, Igor
Physical Oceanography and Climate Change
Developing Glider Observational Capability for Polar Oceans
University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki
6 weeks, beginning January 2022

Ungar, Peter
Anthropology
Do Reindeer Teeth Document Arctic Climate Change?
University of Arkansas, AR
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
2 weeks, beginning November 2021

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

Total grantees for Fulbright Specialist Program: 8

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRANTEES

Situation as of September 14, 2021:

Finnish grantees: 56
U.S. grantees: 79
Total: 135