2018-2019 Fulbright Finland Awards Announced

The Fulbright Finland awardees to the United States for the next academic year will receive their grants at the Fulbright Finland Award Ceremony at the Helsinki City Hall on May 16. The event is hosted jointly by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the City of Helsinki. Altogether 38 scholars, teachers, students and professionals will be going to the United States on a Fulbright Finland grant next year to study, lecture, or for research or professional projects.

The awards are made possible by support from the Finnish and U.S. governments, the Finland-America Educational Trust Fund, Fulbright Finland’s partners from the higher education and private sector both in Finland and the United States, as well as individual donors. The 2018-2019 awards to the United States are supported by KAUTE Foundation, University of Turku, University of Oulu, University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, Aalto University, Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Vanderbilt University, and University of Colorado Denver.

The grantees represent a wide range of disciplines, and include, among others, two scholars selected for the special 18-month Fulbright Arctic Initiative program focusing on multidisciplinary research in arctic issues. This year, there is also an exceptionally high number of awardees going to the United States to advance their PhD research.

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland. Its purpose is to promote a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States. The Foundation collaborates with a range of government, foundation, university and corporate partners on both sides of the Atlantic to design and manage study and research scholarships, leadership development programs and internationalization services.

In total, Fulbright Finland expects to award approximately 90 grants for Finns and Americans for 2018-2019.

Recipients of Fulbright Finland awards to the United States for 2018-2019.

Additional information:

Fulbright Finland Foundation, www.fulbright.fi, tel. 044 5535 286

Chief Executive Officer Terhi Mölsä tel. 050 570 5498