General Information on Cost-Share Grants For Universities

Why should a university participate in Cost-share grants, funded together with the Fulbright Finland Foundation?

  • To provide more available funding and grant opportunities for students, researchers and staff
  • A Fulbright grant for the U.S. includes several significant benefits before and during the grant period (further information on the program benefits)
  • The name and participation information regarding the Cost-share funding is published along with the selected grantees, which provides positive visibility for the university
  • Some of the Fulbright Finland Foundation’s grant programs cannot be applied to if the home university does not participate in cost-share grants.
     

Cost-share grants are part of the following grant programs:


Selection of Cost-share grants and billing from the university’s viewpoint:

  1. At the start of the year, Fulbright Finland sends universities a letter, asking them to list those cost-share grants that they want to participate in.
  2. At the end of the application period, applications that have been submitted by an applicant from a specific university and have passed the technical check-up are sent to be evaluated in that university.
  3. The university provides the Fulbright Finland Foundation the names of those applicants that it agrees to support.
  4. Fulbright Finland selects the grantees and notifies the applicants and their host universities of the decision.
  5. The selections are announced in the Award Ceremony, organized in May. Also, the names of the universities participating in Cost-share grants are announced along with the names of the grantees.
  6. Fulbright Finland pays the grant in dollars. The share of the university is billed in euros based on the exchange rate of the billing date, which in turn is dependent on the timing of the grantee’s Fulbright period. If the grant period starts in the fall semester, Fulbright Finland sends the bill at the beginning of August. If the period starts in spring semester, the bill is sent at the beginning of January. If the Fulbright period lasts for an entire academic year, both fall and spring semester are billed in August.

 

Cost-share grants by program

Please note that ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program and ASLA-Fulbright Grant for a Senior Scholar Grants can only be applied if one’s home university participates in Cost-share grants.

Cost-share universities in the academic year 2020-2021

Please note that information is not available for University of Lapland and Åbo Akademi University.

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant

  • A grant for master and doctoral-level studies in the U.S. (one academic year consisting of courses or conducting research, or an entire degree).
  • The amount of grant: 30,000 USD at most.
  • University’s share of the funding: 50%.
  • Aalto University* (Note special requirements)
  • University of Helsinki: Applicants have to on the Cost-share grants in their application.
  • University of Eastern Finland, the following faculties:
    • Faculty of Science and Forestry
    • Philosophical faculty
    • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • University of Oulut, the following faculties:
    • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    • Oulu Business School
  • University of Turku** (Note special requirements)
  • University of Vaasa
ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Program
  • A grant for doctoral research in the U.S. for at least 6 months
  • The amount of grant: 12,000 USD.
  • University’s share of the funding: 50%.
  • Aalto University* (Note special requirements)
  • University of Helsinki: Applicants have to  on the Cost-share grants in their application.
  • University of Eastern Finland, the following faculties:
    • UEF Law School
    • Philosophical faculty
    • Faculty of Science and Forestry
    • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • University of Jyväskylä, the following faculties:
    • Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
    • Faculty of Information Technology
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Science
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • University of Oulu, the following faculties:
    • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    • Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
    • Oulu Business School
    • Faculty of Humanities
    • Faculty of Technology
  • Hanken School of Economics
  • Tampere University
  • University of the Arts Helsinki
  • University of Turku** (Note special requirements)
  • University of Vaasa
ASLA-Fulbright Grant for a Junior Scholar
  • A grant for a junior scholar for conducting research in the U.S. at least for 4 months (within 4 years after completing the doctorate).
  • The amount of grant: 30,000 USD at most.
  • University’s share of the funding: 50%.
  • Aalto University* (Note special requirements)
  • University of Helsinki: Applicants have to  on the Cost-share grants in their application.
  • University of Eastern Finland, the following faculties:
    • Philosophical faculty
    • Faculty of Science and Forestry
    • UEF Law School
    • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • University of Jyväskylä, the following faculties:
    • Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
    • Faculty of Information Technology
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Science
    • Faculty of Education and Psychology
    • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • University of Oulu, the following faculties:
    • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    • Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
    • Oulu Business School
    • Faculty of Technology
    • Faculty of Humanities
  • Hanken School of Economics
  • Tampere University
  • University of Turku** (Note special requirements)
  • University of Vaasa
ASLA-Fulbright Grant for a Senior Scholar
  • A grant for a senior scholar for conducting research in the U.S. (at least 4 years after completing the doctorate)
  • The amount of grant: 15,000 USD at most.
  • University’s share of the funding: 50%.
  • Aalto University* (Note special requirements)
  • University of Helsinki: Applicants have to on the Cost-share grants in their application.
  • University of Eastern Finland, the following faculties:
    • Faculty of Science and Forestry
    • Philosophical faculty
    • UEF Law School
    • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • University of Jyväskylä, the following faculties:
    • Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
    • Faculty of Information Technology
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Science
    • Faculty of Education and Psychology
    • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • University of Oulu, the following faculties:
    • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    • Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
    • Oulu Business School
    • Faculty of Technology
  • Hanken School of Economics
  • Tampere University
  • University of Turku** (Note special requirements)
  • University of Vaasa

Mid-Career Professional Development Program (MCPD)

  • A grant for professionals and experts at a mid-career stage, who are looking for new inspiration to their work and want to widen the expertise of their own field.
  • The amount of grant: 13,500 USD at most.
  • University’s share of the funding: 50%.
  • A university staff member applying for the MCPD program has to find out
    their department’s or unit’s opinion on the Cost-share funding of the
    Fulbright grant. This is done by attaching “a Cost-share agreement of
    the university” as part of the application, even if the university would not agree to share the costs.
 



*Aalto University requires that the applicant’s department covers half of the university’s Cost-share sum. The applicant has to attach a statement given by the director/dean of their department in their Fulbright application (e.g. an email). Aalto University does not support studies which result in a degree. Further information: Eeva Lyytikäinen ([email protected]) / Aalto University, HR.

**The University of Turku requires that the department or unit of a Fulbright grant applicant covers half of the Cost-share funding of the University of Turku. The grant applicant has to attach their unit’s agreement on this in their Fulbright application. The agreement has to be a signed attachment (an email is not enough), which shows that the unit is willing to cover half of the cost-share sum. Further information: Kirsi Korpela ([email protected]).