The Year in Focus

October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020


    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)



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