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Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award enables U.S. scholars to undertake teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and take part in research and development (RD) activities at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. The award can be awarded for any field represented at Haaga-Helia.

The scholar will be a member of the teacher team in the respective competence area. At Haaga-Helia, a team teaching model is applied, and the scholar works closely with other lecturers. Scholar may be responsible for teaching a full study course or parts of courses depending on the work plan agreed. Even if the main role of the scholar is teaching, at Haaga-Helia, all lecturers are expected to take part in the RD activities. Taking part in RD activities can mean, for example, writing a publication together with Haaga-Helia faculty or contributing to a RD project that is running or planning a RD project in cooperation with Haaga-Helia faculty. The grant cannot be used for advancing one's own academic research.

Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) train professionals with emphasis on labor market needs and they conduct applied research and development which supports teaching and learning and promotes regional development in particular. The education in UAS emphasizes co-operation with the business, industry and service sectors.

Haaga-Helia has excellent facilities for teaching, learning and RD. Haaga-Helia SalesLab offers a completely new type of environment for improving and developing sales, customer engagements and interaction situations. Haaga-Helia EComLab is an environment for developing and testing Ecommerce concepts. More information about Haaga-Helia RD projects can be found on their website.

The Fulbright-Haaga-Helia Scholar Award is jointly funded by the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and the Fulbright Finland Foundation (the Finnish Fulbright commission).

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Participate in a two-week group seminar
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to ten months
Award Dates

One-semester grants may begin in August/September 2022 or January 2023; two-semester grants must begin in August/September 2022.


Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences has a staff (including faculty) of 660 professionals and a student population of 11,000 undergraduates and graduates. It hosts over 1,000 international students. Haaga-Helia offers altogether 21 Bachelor programs and 9 Master programs. Nine Bachelor programs and 3 Master programs are offered in English. Haaga-Helia has campuses in Helsinki, Porvoo and Vierumäki.

Through education, research and development, Haaga-Helia prepares professionals for business and public sector. In education, closeness to practice is emphasized, and all activities reflect to realities of the marketplace. Haaga-Helia operates in close cooperation with industry, and has an extensive network of business partners. Haaga-Helia also promotes internationalization, and in terms of teacher and student mobility, it is the most international university of applied sciences in Finland. Haaga-Helia graduates go on to successful careers in broad range of organizations.

Helsinki, the capital and largest city of Finland, is a modern city with 600,000 residents. The Helsinki Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,2 million, and is the most developed region in Finland and the center of business life, education and culture.

Helsinki is a modern European cultural city located on the Baltic sea. Its modern architecture, cutting-edge design and high-technology have attracted international recognition for the city. The beauty of the surrounding nature makes Helsinki a very nice place to live.

More information on Helsinki and the Helsinki Metropolitan area at My Helsinki.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Information Sciences/Systems
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is a special interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas:

Aviation Business, Business, Communication, Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Hospitality, Experience and Tourism Management, Tourism, Journalism, Sales, Sports and Leisure, Vocational Teacher Education.

Haaga-Helia´s core research areas are:

  • Engaging vocational pedagogy
  • Sales development and digitalization
  • Service business development and design
  • Entrepreneurship and business development

Read more: https://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/research-and-development  

Special Features

Haaga-Helia provides the Scholar and his/her family with free housing. The Scholar will be provided with a monthly stipend, round-trip travel, and a supplemental accident and sickness benefit for the grant period.

Additionally, the Fulbright-Haaga Helia Scholar receives the full support services provided by the Fulbright Finland Foundation for all Fulbright grantees in Finland.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

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

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

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 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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