Core Fulbright Scholar Program - All Disciplines Award

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers American scholars an opportunity to visit Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences.

The Core Fulbright Program grants are awarded for lecturing or projects combining lecturing and research for a minimum of four months (one semester) and a maximum of one academic year (9 months). The lecturer awards available for Finland this year are published in the Fulbright Catalog of Awards. The Catalog of Awards is usually published on February 1 each year.


The lecturer grants are EUR 2,700 per month. The grant includes a travel allowance of USD 1,800, and free housing for the grant period. The monthly grant, travel allowance, and insurance benefits are provided by Fulbright Finland. The grant is meant to cover all expenses in Finland. Housing is arranged by the host institution.


The application is made to the Institute of International Education/Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES) by the deadline through their online application system. Application guidelines can be found on the IIE/CIES website. IIE/CIES pre-screens the applications in the U.S. and forwards the recommended applications to the Fulbright Finland Foundation for final selection. Please check above for the most current information on application deadlines.

The application period for the academic year 2020-21 ends on September 16, 2019.

Remember that you have to make yourself a "My Fulbright" profile in order to access the program details and the Catalog of Awards.

Note that the application process is handled by the IIE/CIES until the processed applications are sent to the Fulbright Finland Foundation for final selection.

Additional Information

NOTE: July is traditionally a summer vacation month in Finland and responses to inquiries may be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact the Finnish host institution well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES)

1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

Fulbright Finland Foundation

Ms. Emmi Jelekäinen
Program Coordinator

Hakaniemenranta 6
FI-00530 Helsinki
tel: +358 44 5535 286

Please let us know if we can provide any further information about this grant in particular or about the Finnish-American Fulbright program in general.