27 March 2020

Message from the Fulbright Finland Foundation

At the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our Foundation put everything else aside in order to inform, work with, and help our current grantees on both sides of the Atlantic to navigate the rapidly evolving situation. The health and safety of our grantees is and always will be our top priority. 

Likewise, to safeguard the health and safety of the staff, the Foundation team here in Finland has been working remotely these past weeks and will continue to do so for as long as necessary. That said, we are still here for you. You can engage with us also through video conferencing, and all our events have moved over to on-line platforms.

The corona pandemic has dramatically demonstrated to us how interconnected we all are. It also has underlined the importance of international collaboration and our Foundation’s vision “to empower the minds that will find global solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.” 

Fulbright grantees are collaboratively tackling some of the most urgent issues facing the global community. They recognize that the challenges we face cannot be addressed by using the knowledge and innovation resources of one nation alone. They must be addressed together. We need students, scholars, and professionals with a global perspective who are prepared to work with colleagues around the world to address crises, and to contribute to long-term solutions through research, innovation, and knowledge. 

More than ever, we are proud of our grantees and alumni for their life-long commitment to the fundamental ideals of people-to-people exchanges and for embodying courage, sisu, and solidarity. You give us hope.

Terhi Mölsä
Fulbright Finland Foundation