International Fulbright Science and Technology Award

This program is no longer available.

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces a worldwide grant competition for candidates planning to complete a full Ph.D. degree in the United States in the fields of Science and Technology. Approximately 40 awards will be offered worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. The Fulbright Center nominates up to three Finnish candidates for the worldwide competition.


All grantees receive tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, research allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support, and specially tailored enrichment activities, and are eligible to apply for additional research funding. After three years, U.S. universities will be expected to cover the remaining study expenses toward completion of a PhD.


Applicants are not expected to have an admission to a U.S. university at the grant application stage. The university application process will be handled on the student's behalf by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Application deadline for the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award is May 23, 2011 10.00 am Finnish time.

Please see the detailed grant program description and application guidelines below.