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The Fulbright - VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation


The Fulbright Center and VTT Technical Research Center of Finland offer a unique opportunity for international research collaboration on a broad range of current issues in science, technology and innovation. The Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation is available for research visits of 4-6 months at VTT in Finland. Apply now!

Who can apply?

The grant is for American citizens and is awarded mainly for candidates with a PhD, but candidates with an M.Sc. degree and strong expertise in their field may also be considered. Professionals / non-academics with a minimum experience of 5 years in the field will also be considered.

When is the next application period?

The application period is open from February until August (see brochure link below for exact dates). The visiting researcher grantees will be selected in order to start at VTT in the fall the following year.

What does VTT has to offer? / Why should you take this opportunity?

VTT offers an opportunity to strengthen your knowledge base by working in challenging projects with the leading scientists. At VTT, you also get to collaborate with the world’s most prominent research partners through VTT’s international networks. You can take part in solving inspiring multidisciplinary challenges, such as green development and digitalization of the world.

Still not convinced? More information needed?

Additional information is available from the Finnish Fulbright Center and the CIES websites at:

Who to ask about the programme in VTT?

VTT’s contacts are listed in the application brochure. For any generic questions, please contact Refer to our publications and mention any VTTers who you have worked with when contacting VTT for the first time. This will help us to find a relevant research contact. We encourage contacts to take place as early as possible as most of Finland is on vacation in July.   

What are the next steps if I want to apply?

Submit your application at CIES website (Council for International Exchange for Scholars): application):

You can find detailed application instructions at the website.


Find out about some VTTers' Fulbright Grant experiences by watching these videos