ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award

The Association President Anna Kronlund and 2016 ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Awardee Petra Kuivala at the 2016 Fulbright Award Ceremony at the Helsinki City Hall.

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The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award is a special award granted by the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association for one of the following year’s Finnish Fulbright Finland grantee. The award is a recognition of a candidate that has excellent ambassadorial qualities and has the potential of becoming an exemplary Fulbright grantee.

The award was founded in collaboration with the Fulbright Finland in 2012 to highlight the importance of the role of the alumni, and the role of the grantees as future alumni and as ambassadors. The association currently cost-shares this Fulbright award with the Fulbright Finland, but the Association's goal is to be able to fully fund the award in the future in the name of the Association.

Recipients of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award:


Iida Tikka

International Relations: Completing a Master's degree in Security Studies
Graduate of the University of Tampere
Georgetown University, D.C.
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant



Kaisla Komulainen

Public Health: Ideal Cardiovascular Health from Childhood to Adulthood
University of Helsinki
Harvard University, MA
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant



Petra Kuivala

Theology: Identity and Development of the Catholic Church in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1986
University of Helsinki
Florida International University, FL
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant



Sumén, Mauri

Cinema Studies
University of the Arts Helsinki
Columbia University, NY
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant



Taajamaa, Ville

Education: Creation of Interdisciplinary Engineering Excellence
University of Turku
Stanford University, CA
Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant



Björn, Piia

Education: Comparing the RTI approach with renewed Finnish system of special education
University of Jyväskylä
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars
The grant is cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä



Haapajärvi, Linda

Sociology: Community-belonging in segregated urban neighborhoods. Comparative analysis of community relations and social integration in Finland, France and the United States.
École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Harvard University
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee