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.

The University of Vaasa is one of the many Fulbright Finland Foundation's collaboration partners.

“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

Fulbright Finland Foundation and Turku University of Applied Sciences signed a cooperation agreement in 2017.
“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.”