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Grants for Professionals

Grant programs for educators and professionals of various fields.

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


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 the U.S. and bring back something new to their field in Finland.


Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (FDAI)

This semester-long 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 the U.S., visiting schools, and by sharing expertise with teachers and students.


Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators

These intensive five-week programs with integrated study tours are designed to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions. The programs give secondary school educators a chance to deepen their understanding of the U.S. society, education and culture.


Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Professionals

These intensive six-week academic programs with integrated study tours focus on distinct themes and give scholars and professionals an opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, values and institutions.


Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Travel Grants to the U.S.

These travel grants take Finnish school administrators to the U.S. for an intensive four-day professional development program to expand their knowledge about educational leadership and network with international colleagues.