The Year in Focus

October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020
Read the Letter from the Chair of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board of Directors


Navigating the Pandemic

Grant Programs

  • Altogether 25 grant programs to the U.S. for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, teachers, and other working professionals. 
  • Altogether 26 grant programs to Finland for graduate students, researchers and lecturers, teachers and other working professionals, specialists, and alumni of the Fulbright Finland Foundation programs. 


  • Hundreds of active alumni in Finland and the U.S. served as experts, academic reviewers, Board members, and in various other capacities related to the Fulbright Finland Foundation and its programs.
  • In the U.S., there were 738 Fulbright Finland U.S. alumni within the Friends of Fulbright Finland Network.
  • Total of 90 American alumni served in the Welcome Network in the U.S. 
  • Total of 142 members in the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association in Finland.
  • 50 Finnish alumni participated in the Buddy Program in Finland serving as friends and mentors for U.S. grantees.

Fulbright Finland Statistics 2020

  • Over 4 100 client contacts in total, event participants included, out of which over 1 200 Fulbright Speaker program participants. Approximately 30 % of all contacts, event participants included, were international educational professionals.
  • 64 information sessions, seminars, conferences, and Fulbright Speaker Program sessions throughout Finland
  • Website: over 166 700 page views and 60 500 website visitors.
  • Fulbright Finland News magazines: printed circulation 700 and digital reach over 2 600.
  • Social media followers: Facebook 2 932; Twitter 1 485; Instagram 733; LinkedIn 476; YouTube 10 996 views.

Core Funding (partnership awards not included) 

  • 61 % from Finland (Trust Fund, Finnish government allocation, private foundations, Finnish universities, other)
  • 39 % from the United States (17 % U.S. government allocation, 22 % other)