Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12162-FI
Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Finland
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

The purpose of the award 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).

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award 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.
Award Dates

Preferably grants begin in August/September 2022, or January 2023, or must be separately agreed upon with the host institution and the Fulbright Finland Foundation. The academic year runs from September through mid-May (fall semester: September to mid-December; spring semester: January to mid-May).

The Finnish host institution can give details on the term structure and teaching periods.

Locations

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
Yes
Flex Description

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

Short-term Flex awards 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
Closed
Activity Type
Teaching
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Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 6
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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