Research and Lecturing Grants

Research and Lecturing Grants to Finland

The Fulbright Finland Foundation offers a variety of unique grant opportunities for U.S. Scholars to undertake temporary research and/or lecturing projects in Finland over a period of one to twelve months. Several types of grants are available for different purposes and academic disciplines in Finnish institutions.

Please find below the grants offered for U.S. Scholars. If you are a student and interested in conducting research in Finland, please visit our page for U.S. Student Program.

Grants for all Disciplines

Grants for Specific Fields

American Studies

Arctic Research

Business Administration, Engineering and Technology

Business and Economics

Business, Energy Systems, Engineering Science

Business, Science, Engineering and Technology

Health Sciences

Health and Environmental Sciences

Information and Communications Technologies

Science, Technology, and Innovation

Grants for multiple visits (Flex awards)

How to Apply?

The U.S. program partner in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the Institute of International Education IIE. Applications are submitted through IIE and forwarded to discipline-based peer review committees in the U.S. Applications that pass this initial peer review in the U.S. are forwarded to the Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki to be reviewed by the Foundation’s review committees. The Foundation makes the funding decisions and final selections of grantees.

Additional information, including detailed application instructions, is available from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards.

The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is currently open.
Apply by September 16, 2024!

Research in Finland

Finnish higher education institutions engage in world-leading research and offer high quality academic programs. Together with a welcoming and intriguing environment, Finland offers interesting opportunities for U.S. researchers and lecturers both professionally and socially. Please visit the following websites to begin your search.


An international researcher does not necessarily need Finnish or Swedish in order to be able to live in Finland. English is widely spoken in academic circles and in the country as a whole.

Candidate Profile

U.S. Scholar Program eligibility guidelines and review criteria are published on the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

In Finland the applications are evaluated according to the evaluation criteria set by the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board.

Applicants residing in Finland are not eligible.

Resources for Hosts

What is the Fulbright Finland Foundation?

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland. The Foundation’s aim is

  • to promote a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States, and
  • to support the internationalization of Finnish higher education institutions.

What Makes the Fulbright Finland Foundation programs unique?

  • In addition to the grant, the Fulbright Finland Foundation offers the grantees several additional benefits and free support services, as well as access to a global, multi-professional network.
  • We are looking for applicants who want to impact the future and to make a difference – applicants who want to facilitate positive change, develop and advance their own profession or discipline, and find solutions to national and international challenges in their field.
  • The grantees also act as ambassadors for the Fulbright Finland Foundation, their home country, and their home organization and, in this way, do their part in sharing their home country and culture and contributing to the relations between Finland and the U.S.
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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to Finland is part of the global Fulbright program operating in over 160 countries worldwide.