Encourage Your University to Sponsor a Grant

The majority of the Fulbright Finland Foundation grants are sponsored awards that have been created through agreements between the Fulbright Finland Foundation and individual universities and foundations. If you work at a Finnish or U.S. university or foundation, you can be the catalyst to set in motion a process that will create a new scholarship program.

Please see below some of our newest partnerships and a full list of our partners here.


Fulbright Finland Foundation and the University of Oulu Sign a Partnership Agreement

“We are very pleased to deepen our long-standing relationship with the Fulbright Finland Foundation. This agreement demonstrates our commitment to enhancing our relationships and visibility within the U.S scientific community.  We are delighted to welcome talented Fulbright scholars to the university to collaborate and create scientific and societal impact together,” says Jouko Niinimäki, Rector of the University of Oulu.

Idmanin säätiö ja Fulbright Suomi -säätiö tarjoavat ainutlaatuisen mahdollisuuden opiskeluun Yhdysvalloissa

"Olen erittäin tyytyväinen päästessämme täydentämään apurahaohjelmaamme tällä uudella avauksella yhdessä Fulbright Suomi – säätiön kanssa", sanoo Idmanin säätiön hallituksen pj. Kari Lahtinen. 

Partnership with Florida Polytechnic University Creates a New Visiting Chair in STEM

“It’s very gratifying to see the tremendous growth of Florida Poly’s reputation as an outstanding international research partner,” said Dr. Randy Avent, President of the Florida Polytechnic University. “Our agreement with the Fulbright Finland Foundation will drive our University community toward even greater exposure to global research and ideas while providing exceptional academic opportunities for local and Finnish scholars.”

“The Finnish education system is one of the best education systems in the world,” said Mustapha Achoubane, Associate Director of International Relations at Florida Poly. “This collaboration will boost our efforts toward attracting intellectual capital to better serve the University, region, and the state of Florida at large.”


The University of Vaasa and Fulbright Finland Foundation Sign a Collaboration Agreement

“Launching the Fulbright scholarship program strengthens the University of Vaasa's collaboration with the United States in research and teaching,” says Jari Kuusisto, the Rector of the University of Vaasa.

Fulbright Finland Foundation CEO Terhi Mölsä and Rector of the University of Vaasa Jari Kuusisto signing a new grant program agreement


Turku University of Applied Sciences Signs Cooperation Agreement with Fulbright Finland Foundation

“This is a brilliant new opportunity for us. The Fulbright program enables our guests to engage in longer-term work at our organization and facilitates the search for exact expertise that meets the current needs,” rejoices TUAS Rector and President Vesa Taatila.

“In terms of attracting top experts to Finland, we consider our active cooperation with companies and our practice-oriented methods to be our assets,” says Anu Härkönen, Head of International Affairs at TUAS.

According to David Yoken, Senior Lecturer at TUAS and a member of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board, the Fulbright signing ceremony by TUAS Rector and President Vesa Taatila and the Fulbright Finland Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Terhi Mölsä was historic.

“The implementation of the Fulbright American scholar program at TUAS will have a transformational impact upon our current and future students, teachers, the City of Turku, and the Finnish nation,” Yoken says. “As an American citizen, I sincerely believe the exchange of knowledge between the USA and Finland will lead to solving local and global challenges and truly create the possibilities for tolerance, understanding, and yes, peace.”