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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright- Tampere University scholar will conduct research and lecture at any of the seven faculties of the University:

The award can be awarded for any field represented at Tampere University.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the host department, faculty or research program to work together in designing the activities.

The Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar Award is jointly funded by the Tampere University and the Fulbright Finland Foundation (the Finnish Fulbright Commission).

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to ten months
Award Dates

The award is offered for a period of 3-10 months, starting in either 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. No teaching is generally offered during June to August.


Tampere University

Tampere University is located on three campuses: Central Campus, Hervanta Campus and Kauppi Campus. In January 2019, the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology merged to a new foundation-based university called Tampere University. Combining the strengths of the two universities created a higher education community that is more diverse, international and influential. Tampere University’s strength lies in its multidisciplinarity, and especially in its research and teaching on technology, society and health. The University is the largest educator in the fields of social and administrative sciences in Finland.

Tampere University offers 35 international master’s programs and an international Tampere Summer School with more than 30 inspiring courses covering a range of academic fields and up-to-date topics. The University cooperates with almost 500 partner universities internationally, and it draws its students and staff from 80 countries.

At the new university, research on technology, health and society come together in a unique way. The university conducts multi- and transdisciplinary research across organizational boundaries in their research groups and projects. The university has a lot to be proud of, like, for example, researchers and research groups, who have received funding from the Academy of Finland or the European Research Council. Their spearheads of research have been defined as outstanding by international evaluations.

The Academy of Finland’s Centers of Excellence (CoE) are at the very cutting edge of science in their fields. A CoE is a research and training network that has a clearly defined set of research objectives and is run under a joint management.

Tampere University coordinates three CoEs:

In addition, Tampere University is a member of three other Centers of Excellence.

The Academy of Finland Flagship Programme promotes excellent research and versatile impact arising therefrom. Tampere University is the coordinator of the flagship on Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN). The flagship focuses on light-based technologies and their applications. Photonics and light-based technologies play a central role in all areas of modern life, including in telecommunications, biomedicine, health care, energy and environment, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Please visit the university website for more information on the research carried out at Tampere University.

City of Tampere

Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland center in the Nordic countries.

Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a center of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. Year after year, the City of Tampere comes first in image surveys comparing the largest cities in Finland. It is also the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving. Tampere is home to more than 220,000 people. The Greater Tampere Area, which comprises Tampere and its neighboring municipalities, has a population of almost half a million.

Find more information at Visit Tampere.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Tampere University provides the scholar and his/her family with free housing and working facilities at the University. The scholar will be provided with a monthly grant, round-trip travel, and a supplemental accident and sickness benefit for the grant period.

Additionally, the scholar will receive the full support services provided by the Fulbright Finland Foundation for all Fulbright grantees in Finland.

Application Deadline
Activity Type
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 4
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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