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The results from the Säätiöiden post doc –pooli’s autumn application round – 32 scholars received funding

On 30th November 2023 the Säätiöiden post doc -pooli foundations awarded some 1.64 million euro to 32 post-doctoral scholars. Altogether 117 post-doctoral scholars from around Finland took part in the spring application round. Thus a grant could be awarded to 27 % of the applicants. The Pool has a role in making Finnish research more international. After twenty-eight application rounds over 750 scholars have already received funding through the Pool for at least a one-year research period abroad. One third of the grantees have received a two-year

The Alfred Kordelin Foundation awarded the grant in the autumn 2023 round to three PhDs:

FT Satu Koivuhovi, €25,000
FT Ilona Bontenbal, €30,000
FT Iida-Maria Tammi, €46,600

From the year 2022 onwards, it as been possible to apply for funding from the Post Doc Pool even for shorter research periods abroad (i.e. outside of Finland) that last at least 6 months. The Pool’s next application round will take place from 1 until 31 January 2024, when some 1.6
million euro will be given in grants. The results of this round will be published by May 2024. Säätiöiden post doc -pooli has proven to be an important instrument of research funding which has enabled young scholars with families to finance research periods at top universities abroad. The grants awarded by the Pool are determined flexibly in accordance with the applicant’s needs and they often include their family’s moving expenses and children’s day care or school fees.

The Säätiöiden post doc -pooli was set up in the autumn of 2009. During the current three-year- period 2022-2024 there are thirteen foundations involved, allocating altogether 3.25 million euro annually to the pool. The Pool’s foundations are Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation, Emil Aaltonen’s Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and the Ulla Tuominen’s Foundation.

Further information
www.postdocpooli.fi, info(at)postdocpooli.fi or from coordinator Mikko-
Olavi Seppälä, tel. + 358 400 868 006