Fulbright Flex Awards for U.S. Scholars


Resources for the host institution regarding invitation letters and arranging the scholar's visit are available in both English and Finnish.


U.S. scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research or who are unable to spend extended periods of time abroad can utilize the Flex Awards, which allows for flexible grant periods in the host country. Applicants should clearly indicate plans for their Flex grant in their project statements.

Short-term Flex grants to Finland are available for teaching and teaching/research in two segments, each a minimum of two months, over two consecutive academic years, during the fall and/or spring semesters.

Please see the IIE/CIES website for more information of the Flex Awards.

Short-term Flex grants for teaching and research for two to three-month segments over two consecutive academic years are available during the fall and/or spring semesters for those applying in the Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Award in Health and Environmental Sciences, Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics award, and All Disciplines award. Find out more in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards for Finland.

Flex Grantees to Finland

Comparing and benchmarking healthcare costs between Finland and the U.S. brought Fulbright Scholar Edward Sivak from Metro Health, Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University to Finland. The recently launched Fulbright Flex Award has enabled Dr. Sivak to spread his timely research and visits to Aalto University over two academic years. “The grant flexibility provides ideal circumstances for working with researchers in Finland and to return again after further refinement of the project at home”, says Dr. Sivak.

Edward Sivak, Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Finland 2015-2017

David Major was the first U.S. Scholar to come to Finland on a Fulbright Flex grant, visiting University of Helsinki for a project on helping coastal cities adapt to climate change. Read more in Fulbright Finland News 2/2014.

David Major, Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Finland 2014-2016