University of Helsinki-Wilson Center Scholar Exchange Program

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

Apr 30, 2013

In cooperation with the University of Helsinki, and with the generous support of a number of prestigious Finnish foundations, the Wilson Center has inaugurated a new scholarship program for Finnish professionals. Selected competitively from the scholarly, media, business and public policy communities, these fellows will work on proposed projects and contribute to the research and dialogue facilitated by the Wilson Center.

The fellows will receive a stipend and travel funds directly from the Finnish foundations for  a research period of 6 months in residence at the Wilson Center.

The University of Helsinki, a number of Finnish foundations, and the Wilson Center worked jointly to select a group of 7 highly qualified candidates out of 126 applications. The seven scholarship recipients will be able to spend a 2-6-month research period during 2014 or 2015 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.

Information regarding the application guidelines and selection criteria for the next scholarship cycle can be found on the following website: www.wilsoncenter-haku.fi.  

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., established by the U.S. Congress in 1968, is a nonpartisan research center, think tank and open forum for dialogue, where influential thinkers and doers and researchers work together in fruitful interaction. Networking and dialogue between politics, economics and different sectors of society are at the forefront of the wide range of activities at the Wilson Center – in addition to producing research and seminars, each year the Wilson Center welcomes approximately 150 scholars from around the world.

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GRANT-MAKING FOUNDATION

Eeva Ahdekivi,

Jenny ja Antti Wihurin Rahasto

Investment Manager, Solidium

 

Jannica Fagerholm

Svenska Kulturfonden

MD, Gyllenberg Foundation

 

Timo J. Hämäläinen

Jenny ja Antti Wihurin Rahasto

Leading Specialist, Sitra

 

Matti Kalliokoski

Helsingin Sanomain Säätiö

Journalist, Helsingin Sanomat

 

Kaius Niemi

Alfred Kordelinin Säätiö

Editor-in-chief, Ilta-Sanomat

 

Valtteri Niiranen

Alfred Kordelinin Säätiö

MD, Finnmedia

 

Johanna Vehkoo

Svenska Kulturfonden

Editor-in-chief, Long Play

 

 

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant