11 February 2020

New Award for U.S. Scholars and Professionals - Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its new Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award open to U.S. scholars and professionals to come to Finland to work on projects focusing on topics of current and global importance.

This new award was created to support the Foundation’s motto “Together Shaping the Future” and its vision to “empower the minds that will find global solutions to tomorrow’s challenges by fostering academic and professional expertise and excellence in leadership”. Through the new award, the Foundation aims to attract more scholars and professionals who want to impact the future and make a difference, seeking solutions to current and global challenges through their research, teaching or professional projects. The Award is available for any field for visits of two to six months at any Finnish institution. The project focus areas can include topics such as global health, climate change, Arctic cooperation, cybersecurity, human rights, peace mediation, or any other timely topic with global importance.

The new award is the 15th award under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to Finland. The Foundation offers a variety of awards for different purposes and disciplines in Finnish institutions. The application round for all Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards to Finland for the academic year 2021-2022 opens on February 14, 2020, and closes on September 15, 2020. To see all awards for U.S. scholars to Finland, please visit our grant program website.

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization specializing in academic and professional exchange between Finland and the United States. One of its key goals is to support the internationalization of Finnish higher education institutions. The Fulbright Finland Foundation also offers several grant programs from Finland to the United States. Grants are available for university degree courses, doctoral training, and research, teaching or institutional partnership building visits in the United States.

Further information:

Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation
terhi.molsa(at)fulbright.fi, tel. +358 50 570 5498

Emmi Jelekäinen, Program Specialist, Fulbright Finland Foundation
emmi.jelekainen(at)fulbright.fi, tel. +358 445535275

More information about the Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award on the grant program website.