Post Doc Pool

The Pool’s aim is to make Finnish research more international by offering young scholars flexible funding from one source that covers all expenses of a research period abroad for at least one academic year.

Application period: More information on Post Doc Pool website
Decision: More information on Post Doc Pool website

The Pool’s aim is to support researchers and Finnish research in becoming more international. The central idea of the Pool is to offer full funding for postdoctoral scholars who go abroad to do research after their doctoral dissertation. The funding may also cover e.g. the expenses of the researcher’s family, when necessary. Some 70-80 grants will be awarded from the Pool each year. A Board with representatives appointed by each member foundation manages the Pool. The Pool takes care of expert review of applications and preparatory work, after which the foundations involved will make the actual grant decisions.

On the current three year period (2022-2024) the Pool is set up by the Ella and Georg Ehrnrootht’s Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education,  Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy for Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Ulla Tuominen Foundation, which allocate 3 250 000 euros to the Pool annually. The grants awarded from Säätiöiden post doc -pooli (The Finnish Foundations’ Post Doc Pool) are intended for scholars, who have recently completed their doctoral degree and wish to conduct research abroad from Finland for at least one academic year.



Grants may also be awarded for periods longer than one year. They are also available for non-Finnish nationals. The applicants’ doctoral degree was completed no more than four years previously (but parental leave, compulsory militar service, illness, or doctors’ specializing will be excluded when calculating the four-year period). Grants will not be awarded for costs already incurred or to compensate for income loss. Grants are not awarded for hiring a research assistant.

Apply for the grant directly at post doc -pool.

Further information
Mikko Olavi Seppälä, Co-ordinator, Foundations’ Post Doc Pool /Tel. 09 400-868 006