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The Post Doc Pool application round for grants open in January

The Finnish Foundations’ Post Doc Pools (in Finnish Säätiöiden post doc pooli) spring application round for grants is open until 31 January 2022.

Grants awarded by the Pool are intended for postdoctoral research abroad from Finland. The research period abroad must last at least six months. Results of the application round will be published in April 2022. The post doc grant may be used to cover all expenses to the researcher and his/her family
caused by living abroad. Instructions on how to draft a cost estimate are included in the section “How to Apply?” on the Pool’s home page: www.postdocpooli.fi. Säätiöiden post doc pooli has two application rounds each year and awards some 35 post
doctoral grants in each round. The autumn 2022 application round will take place from 15 August to 15 September 2022.

The Säätiöiden post doc pooli consists of thirteen foundations allocating altogether 3.25 million euro annually to the pool. The Pool’s foundations are now Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Medical Foundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Ulla Tuominen Foundation and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation. The Pool aims to make Finnish research more international by offering young scholars flexible funding from one source that covers all expenses of a research period abroad.

The Finnish Foundations’ Post Doc Pool was founded eleven years ago to support researchers and Finnish research in becoming more international. During its first decade, the Pool’s foundations have granted over 30 million euros to post doctoral researchers heading abroad from Finland. After twentyfour application rounds, already some 660 scholars have received funding through the Pool. One third of the grants have been awarded for twoyear periods.

Further information

Further information about the Pool and the application round is available on the Pool’s website
at www.postdocpooli.fi, and by email from info@postdocpooli.fi and from coordinator
MikkoOlavi Seppälä, tel. + 358 400 868 006