Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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All Disciplines

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The purpose of the program is to offer U.S. scholars the possibility to teach or teach/research in any discipline. The scholar is expected to teach and participate in research work according to the agreement between the candidate and the host. Research-only grants are not available.

For teaching/research awards, applicants should discuss the teaching/research ratio with the host institution before requesting an invitation letter (e.g. lectures, modules or entire courses).

Grant Length
Four to nine months. Most grants are for four to five months. In compelling situations, a nine month grant will be considered. For Flex grants, see Flex Option box.
Grant Dates

Grants may begin in August or September 2021, or January 2022. The academic year runs from September through mid-May (fall semester: September to mid-December; spring semester: January to mid-May).


Candidates are expected to secure an affiliation with a Finnish institution and include a letter of invitation in the application. Assistance in locating possible host institutions and making connections is available from the Fulbright Finland Foundation if needed. You can find a list of Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences online.

Read also our tips for finding a host university in Finland.

Flex Option
Flex Description

Flex is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allow grants to be conducted over short segments.

Short-term Flex grants for teaching and teaching/research are available during the fall and/or spring semesters in two segments, each a minimum of two months and a maximum of three months, over two consecutive academic years.

Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 6
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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