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Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award

The Fulbright Finland Foundation works together with the Finnish Science Foundation for Technology and Economics KAUTE to support Finnish researchers in the fields of Business, Economics, and Technology.

Purpose of the Grant Program

The purpose of the Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award is to enable scholars to carry out research projects in the U.S. and at the same time act as ambassadors for the Fulbright program, Finland, and their home institution, sharing their culture and contributing to the relations between Finland and the U.S. 

The award can be applied for by doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars in the fields of Business, Economics, and Technology.

The KAUTE Foundation's objective is to promote the sustainable renewal of Finnish business and society. Its particular goal is to strengthen scientific business and engineering research, with focus on emerging research areas such as cleantech, fintech, sustainable energy, e-health, e-learning, and AI. The Fulbright Finland Foundation is pleased to work with the KAUTE Foundation and support together the transatlantic mobility of Finnish researchers.

How to Apply?

The Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Awards are granted under the Fulbright Finland Foundation grant programs listed below. In other words, there are no separate application instructions for the Fulbright-KAUTE Award. Applications in the fields of Business, Economics, and Technology submitted to any of the four grant programs listed below are automatically considered for the Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award.

To apply for the Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation Award, please read the grant details and follow the applications instructions in the blue links.


For Doctoral level research/studies
Completing a full doctorate degree
(opportunity for a renewal grant)
9-12 months

ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant

Up to USD 30 000

Research visit9-12 monthsASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant

Up to USD 30 000
Research visit6-12 monthsASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Fellows

USD 18 000


For Postdoctoral Scholars
Research visit
(completion of doctoral degree less than 4 years ago)
3-12 months

ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars

Up to USD 30 000

Two photos of Fulbright-KAUTE Foundation awardees working in a lab
Jori Lemettinen (left) and Lauri Kivijärvi with a colleague (right)

Alumni Experiences

  • 2019-20 Grantee Andreas Holm visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and worked with the Fusion Energy Sciences Program. Read more on Andreas' website.
  • Learn about 2017-18 Grantee Lauri Kivijärvi's experience at the Missouri State University from the university's student newspaper The Standard

Grant Recipients


Abdullai, Abdul-Rauf Larry 
Technology and Sustainability 
Collective Action Towards Responsibility and Sustainability of Digital Technologies
LUT University, Lappeenranta 
University of Michigan, MI 
12 months, beginning August 2024

Abu-Danso, Emmanuel 
Environmental Technology
Fundamentals of Critical Metals Separation From Mine Wastewater by Geo-Inspired Materials
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio 
Ames National Laboratory, IA 
6 months, beginning August 2024


Mäkimattila, Mikael
Microeconomics for Environmental Policy
Aalto University, Espoo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, MA
9 months, beginning August 2023


Ala-Luopa, Saara
Computing and Information Sciences
Algorithm in the Wild – The Impact of Machine Learning Algorithm in Real Estate
Tampere University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
6 months, beginning September 2022

Eklund, Carita
Innovation Economics and Innovation Management
Clever Young Firms – Gender and Entrepreneurship
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of Virginia, VA
6 months, beginning March 2022

Mikkonen, Tommi
Sensitive Multi-Species Gas Detection With Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
Tampere University
Princeton University, NJ
6 months, beginning January 2022


Harikkala-Laihinen, Riikka
International Business
Cosmopolitan Life, Identity and Work
University of Turku
Florida Atlantic University, FL
4 months, beginning January 2022


Holm, Andreas
Fulbright Graduate Grant
Developing a Fluid Molecular Model and Evaluating the Impact of Fluid Molecules on Fusion Plasma Simulations Using UEDGE
Aalto University
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA
12 months, beginning July 2019

Koljonen, Tomi
Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Occupational Identity, Expertise, and Change: Finnish Teachers and the Digitalization of Education
Aalto University
Boston College, MA
6 months, beginning January 2020

Ojala, Lauri
Fulbright Graduate Grant
Completing a doctoral degree in Economics in the U.S.
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Columbia University, NY
12 months, beginning August 2019


Lemettinen, Jori
Fulbright Graduate Grant
Engineering and Technology
Expanding Knowledge in Emerging High Performance Electronics
Aalto University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
12 months, beginning July 2018


Kivijärvi, Lauri
Fulbright Graduate Grant
An Investigation of Electric and Photoluminescence Properties of Metallopolymers
University of Jyväskylä
Missouri State University, MO
11 months, beginning September 2017


Program Coordinator Emmi Jelekäinen
Emmi Jelekäinen
Program Manager, Scholar Programs (part-time)
+358 44 5535 275