For Referees

A statement has to be sent to the Foundation no later than 15.9.2019 24:00 Finnish time. Statement on the proggress of the work must be made on the statement online service.

Statements are provided by the supervisor of the work, upon the request of the applicant. If your work does not have an officially appointed supervisor during the post doc phase, statements from other persons who know your research well are also accepted. Statements should not be appended to other types of applications: arts, literature and public education. NB! Only private individuals can apply for a grant in the field of sciences. Grants are not awarded starting a Ph.D work. Do not send a statement to the Foundation by post or by e-mail.

If you apply for a grant for research, ask your supervisor to provide a statement on the progress of your work in the online service. In order to use the service, a supervisor has to registrate first.


A statement on the progress of the work is required if the applicant is applying for a grant for the following purposes:

  • writing a Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. degrees in art, or
  • post-doctoral research

A statement on the progress of the work is not required if the applicant

  • is applying literature, art or public education grant
  • is working group or collective