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Professional Grants

The Fulbright Finland Foundation offers grants for U.S. educators, experts and professionals of various fields. These grants allow you to grow your professional expertise, deepen your understanding of your field, widen your international network, and bring something new to your field in the U.S.

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant (MCPD)

This grant is aimed for mid-career professionals in various fields who wish to grow their professional expertise and gain new insights through a project related to their profession. Grantees conduct a professional development project in one or more host-organizations in Finland and bring back something new to their field in the U.S.

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (Fulbright DA)

This three to six month program is for primary and secondary school teachers, who wish to gain fresh perspectives and deepen their understanding of an educational topic of their choice by pursuing an inquiry project, auditing courses for professional development at a host university in Finland, visiting schools, and sharing expertise with teachers and students.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Program

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Program brings together a network of scholars, professionals (including artists) and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals to share their expertise and gain international experience by working on collaborative projects with their counterparts at Finnish host institutions.

Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program

The program is an intensive ten-day professional development opportunity for U.S. K-12 school and district administrators to learn about best educational practices to enhance student learning and develop 21st century skills in Finland.