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

Architecture, Art, Business and Engineering

Arctic Research

Business and Economics

Business Administration, 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/Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES). Applications are submitted through IIE/CIES and forwarded to discipline-based peer review committees in the United States. Applications that pass this initial peer review in the United States are forwarded to the Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki to be reviewed by the Fulbright Finland Foundation’s review committees. The Fulbright Finland 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 application round for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2021-2022 closes on September 15, 2020!

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.

Language

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 Institute for International Education/Council for International Exchange of Scholar (IIE/CIES) 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 an 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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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to Finland is part of the global Fulbright program operating in over 160 countries worldwide.