Fulbright-EDUFI grantee Steffaney Wood doing her research

Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship

Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships (previously Fulbright-CIMO grants) are primarily targeted for doctoral research in any Finnish institution of higher education, research or other acceptable organization.
Karli Storm, Fulbright-CIMO doctoral student grantee 2013-2014, at the VERA Centre for Russian and Border Studies, tells why she enjoys studying at the University of Eastern Finland.


The Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship is 1500 euros per month (paid for nine months).

Grantees also receive a travel award of 1600 dollars and a supplementary accident and sickness benefit (ASPE) for the grant period.

Additionally, grantees receive the full support services provided by the Fulbright Finland Foundation. The grantees are also provided a variety of networking opportunities throughout the year in Finland.

Education loan deferment: While on a Fulbright in Finland, U.S. Student  grantees have often been able to defer loans. Fulbright grants usually fall under the Graduate Fellowship deferment category. Grantee should confirm this with the lending institution.

Alumni who successfully complete the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are eligible for 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the U.S. federal government, with the possibility of extensions if certain criteria are met.


Read the detailed application information for Finland. The final selection is made by the Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki.

Please note that if you wish to apply for the Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship as well as to the Fulbright Finland fully funded or university sponsored grant, submit only one application. All the applications are considered in each of the grant categories which the applicant is eligible for.

The application deadline is usually in early October for At-Large applicants. Candidates applying through a U.S. institution have usually a separate campus deadline for their Fulbright application which is typically 4-6 weeks earlier than the final October deadline. Please confirm the campus deadline with your home institution Fulbright program advisor.

Partner Organization Contact Information

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Mary-Rolfe Zeller, Regional Program Officer, Europe and Eurasia Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 202 326 7855


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 education and research in Finland, and help U.S. and Finnish institutions create linkages.

What Makes the Fulbright Finland Foundation Program 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-EDUFI Fellowship program is part of the global Fulbright program operating in over 160 countries worldwide.