The Foundation awards grants for the production of researched and expertise-based information to the general public. The Foundation awards primarily personal working grants for a duration of 12 months or 6 months, and an amount of €24,000 or € 12,000, for non-fiction books, mass communication and for projects which promotes lifelong learning. Project grants can be awarded to working groups and collectives. A project grant can be max. €30,000, for a max. duration of 12 months.
Finnish citizens and citizens of other countries who live in Finland can apply for working grants for work performed predominantly in Finland. Working groups can apply for working grants which will, if awarded, be divided amongst group members. A collective applicant can be e.g. a registered association or a company. For grants received earlier from the Foundation, you need to fill in a usage report prior to applying for a new grant. The Foundation does not award grants for the same work for two consecutive years.
Apply for a grant in the online service. The application and its appendices must be delivered to the online service within the application period.
All appendices must be in pdf format, and they must be sent via the grant online service. Appendices or testimonials cannot be sent via email.
It is possible to include expenses, such as materials, the work of an assistant, or purchased services in the work. Mela, the insurer of grant recipients, will accept that expenses account for half of the received grant.
The main rule is that grants are to be used within two years of the date when they were awarded.
The grant is for work performed during the calendar year that follows the year the grant was awarded. Grants are not awarded for projects or events that have been implemented prior to the grant decision in October, or for expenses generated prior to the grant decision.
The purpose of Alfred Kordelin Foundation is to promote Finnish science and culture or those internationalization. The applicant is entitled to receive a scholarship if the applicant has, on the basis of previous evidence, the conditions for implementing the plan he/she has submitted. When assessing applications for grants, specialists pay attention to the objectives set for the work and to the desired result. In the work group / collective grant application, the budget has been carefully prepared. Decisions on grant grants are made by the board of Alfred Kordelin Foundation. The Foundation does not publish the names of the who evaluate applications.
It is a requirement of a grant awarded for full-time work that the recipient does not work full-time elsewhere. Receiving another working grant or unemployment benefits during the grant period is also not allowed.
During the grant period, you can be employed for a maximum of 25% of working time. This means that alongside the work performed with the support of a grant, you may work sporadically, or regularly by the hour, for example. This will not impact the length of the grant period. The grants cover employment pension insurance, occupational accident insurance, and group life insurance. For further information, visit Mela website.
If we are receiving applications now, please read instructions for applicants.
Grant for writing non-fiction and translating non-fiction. The result of the work is a non-fiction book.
Grant for work in journalism. The result of the work is, for example, a journalistic article, a publication or a documentary script.
A grant for the promotion of life long learning knowledge and key competences. The project can focus on, for example, the development of literacy, numeracy, cultural awareness, competence and expression, social skills and digital literacy. Study trips, formal education development projects and study materials are excluded from the grant.