Grants are awarded to private individuals for Ph.D. work in various sciences, postdoctoral research, travelling to congresses that deal with the topic of research, and work as a visiting scholar. Grants are not awarded for first degrees, or to working groups and collectives or to starting Ph.D. work.
Decision: October 2017
Finnish citizens and citizens of other countries who live in Finland can apply for working grants for work performed predominantly in Finland. If the Foundation has awarded you a grant before, the report on how the grant was used must be delivered to the Foundation before applying a new grant.
You can include expenses such as material expenses, assistant expenses and purchased services into your work. Mela, the insurer of grant recipients, will accept that expenses account for half of the received grant. Use the same application form to apply for funding of both living costs and expenses.
The Foundation can award funding for work which begins, at its earliest, in October of the year the grant was awarded. As a rule, grants are paid out during the year after the year when the grant was awarded, and are to be used within two years of the time they were awarded. Grants are awarded for one year at a time.
A prerequisite for receiving a grant is that the applicant does not work full-time elsewhere, for example at a doctoral school. Receiving another working grant or unemployment benefits during the grant period is also not allowed. The grants cover employment pension insurance, occupational accident insurance, and group life insurance. Please read further information, Mela.
Applications are assessed by the Foundation’s team of experts, and decisions on awarded grants are made by the Board of Directors of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. The Foundation will not disclose the names of the experts who assess applications.
If we are receiving applications now, please read instructions for grant applicant.
Distribution of grants
Average grant17 833 €
Total amount of awarded grants1 177 000 €
Awarded grants, total