On 2nd April 2019 the Säätiöiden post doc -pooli foundations awarded some 1.56 million euro to 31 post-doctoral scholars. Altogether 140 post-doctoral scholars from around Finland took part in the spring application round.
Through the pool, Alfred Kordelin Foundation awarded a grant to PhD Kaarlo Havu (€ 55,000).
Thus a grant could be awarded to 22% of the applicants. 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 Pool’s next application round will take place from 15 August until 15 September 2019, when some 1.6 million euro will be given in grants. The results of this round will be published in November or December 2019.
The Säätiöiden post doc -pooli was set up in the autumn of 2009. During the fourth three-year-period 2019-2021 there are thirteen foundations involved, allocating altogether 3.2 million euroannually to the pool. The Pool’s foundations are Emil Aaltonen’s Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Paulo Foundation, 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.
coordinator Mikko-Olavi Seppälä,
tel. + 358 400 868006