The application period begins on Monday 1 January, and closes on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at midnight.

 

The application and its appendices must be sent within the application period. We do not process applications or appendices that arrive late. Appendices needed for PhDs and post doc research are an exception to this rule.

If your grant application is for Ph.D. work, include your Master’s diploma. For the post doc phase, include a copy of your degree diploma or a permission to defend a dissertation. If you cannot obtain your degree diploma or permission to defend a dissertation before the application period is over, you can send it/them after the application period, but no later than by 15 September 2017 toimisto@kordelin.fi. In such cases, mention the matter in your application.

If not otherwise specified, grants are always applied for in the grant online service. Save your user ID. We do not process applications received via email or post.

All appendices must be delivered via the grant online service, in electronic format. We do not accept appendices that have been mailed to us or sent via email.

The application and its appendices must be sent within the application period. We do not process applications or appendices that arrive late. However, degree diplomas and a faculty’s permission to defend a dissertation can be accepted two weeks after the application period has ended if scanned and sent via email to toimisto@kordelin.fi.

No you cannot. The Foundation does not award grants retrospectively.

No you cannot. We do not award grants for internships.

Yes, for example when applying for Major Cultural Event grants. A company can also apply for funding from the main fund if the project for which the application is submitted is non-profit.

Yes they can if the reside in Finland or the work they will perform supported by the grant involves Finland.

Yes you can. Because the competition is tough, it does make sense to prioritise and write one brilliant application instead of two mediocre ones.

If your grant application is for Ph.D. work, include your Master’s diploma in your application.  If you cannot obtain your degree diploma or permission to defend a dissertation before the application period is over, you can send it/them after the application period, but no later than by 15 September 2017 toimisto@kordelin.fi. In such cases, mention the matter in your application.

 

Yes you can. The Foundation can award second-year grants to people working on their Ph.D., for example. However, you do need to apply separately for each year.

As a rule, grants are to be paid out during the year after the year when the grant was awarded, and to be used within two years of the time they were awarded. The Foundation can award funding for work which begins, at its earliest, in October of the year the grant was awarded.

No you cannot. Instead, attach the statement as an appendix to your application in the online grant service. Send the application, including its appendices, within the application period.

No you cannot. Grants are not awarded for basic-level studies.

  • degree diploma
  • CV
  • list of publications
  • permission to defend dissertation from the faculty
  • progress report.
  • expanded working plan.
    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.

If you have received an earlier research grant from Kordelin or another financier, attach a progress statement from your supervisor. Statements are made here.  Statements should not be appended to other types of applications, for example for arts.

Save your username and password. You will need them when you modify your application and withdraw grant money.

    • CV (mandatory)
    • image appendix, mandatory with the exception of PhDs in art and music
    • budget, mandatory only for working groups/collectives
    • report on operations, mandatory if the applicant is a collective
    • degree diploma, mandatory only in the case of a Ph.D. in art
    • extended working plan, mandatory only for those working on a Ph.D. in art
    • publication list, mandatory only for those working on a Ph.D. in art

    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.

  • CV (mandatory)
  • recommendation, optional
  • publication agreement, optional
  • expanded work plan, optional
  • image appendices, optional, used if the work involves for example illustrating a children’s book or the work is a cartoon; max 5 pcs
  • report on operations, mandatory if the applicant is a collective
  • budget, mandatory only for working groups/collectives

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.

  • CV (mandatory)
  • expanded work plan, optional
  • budget, mandatory only for working groups/collectives
  • report on operations, mandatory only if the applicant is a collective
  • publication agreement, optional
    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.

You may not receive another, similar type of financing simultaneously with a grant awarded for full-time work.

The grant is paid out to the account you enter to the online grant service. If the account is not your own, enter an identifier for the recipient of the payment in the ‘message’ field. Please note that the grant has been awarded to you and your working group, and a tax return for it will be filed with the tax authorities in your name.

Let us know of your changed circumstances in writing by emailing toimisto@kordelin.fi. If you have already received grant payments, also send this information via email and agree on how the grant payments that have already been made will be returned for the duration of the interruption in your grant period. You can postpone a grant for a maximum period of two years from the time you become employed.

We do not send out acknowledgements for accepted usage reports. If we have any questions or the report needs more information, we will contact you.

Grants awarded for scientific research and artistic work are exempt from taxes up to the sum that corresponds to the state’s annual artist grant (€20,117.40 in 2016). As a general rule, income tax is not paid for a grant. However, the exemption from taxes applies only to grants awarded to private individuals and working groups.  If the grant recipient is a collective, the payments the recipient makes for work done constitute a salary for which the collective must make the statutory payments of an employer.  This should be taken into consideration when drawing up income and expense estimates.

Report grant usage in the online grant service. Do this even if you delivered your original grant application on paper. Reports on the usage of grants awarded for the artists’ residence are also made in the online grant service.

You can work for a maximum of 25% of the full-time effort used for the work the grant was awarded for, i.e. approximately 1.25 days per week.  If you are working more, please contact the office.

You can ask for a form from the Foundation’s office by calling us or via email.

The report needs to be drawn up no later than one year after the last payment of the grant was paid out. The report is drawn up in online service. We do not accept reports sent via e-mail or by post.

We pay out grants once a month, usually in the beginning of the month. A payment request must be made no later than two weeks prior to the desired payment date. You can choose the size of the payments yourself.

The Kordelin Foundation receives thousands of applications each year, and there are many good candidates. The Foundation does not give feedback on the applications nor does it inform applicants of the reasons behind its decisions.

Payment requests can only be created using the same user ID with which you created your application. If you cannot remember your user ID even after trying your best, please contact toimisto@kordelin.fi.

Applications are evaluated by Alfred Kordelin Foundation’s multi-disciplinary team of experts. Decisions on projects that will receive financing are made by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

When assessing applications, we appreciate the following:

  • applicant explains the ways in which the project increases the internal strength and depth of Finnish culture.
  • the applicant has the capabilities required for completing the project
  • the applicant explains how operations (if long-term) will be financed after support from Kordelin has ended
  • the project is multi-disciplinary
  • the project description indicates how the project’s success will be measured

The application form itemizes key types of expenses: salaries, travel expenses, material and equipment purchases, purchased services, and other expenses.

Projects are required to provide a share of self-financing and itemize it in the budget. Self-financing can consist of, for example, the salaries of the project’s own personnel, rent for premises that are used by the project, etc. The Foundation’s share of a project’s total funding can be from €100,000 to €200,000 per year.

The application form itemizes key types of expenses: salaries, travel expenses, material and equipment purchases, purchased services, and other expenses.

Projects are required to provide a share of self-financing and itemize it in the budget. Self-financing can consist of, for example, the salaries of the project’s own personnel, rent for premises that are used by the project, etc. The Foundation’s share of a project’s total funding can be from €100,000 to €200,000 per year.

Applications are evaluated by Alfred Kordelin Foundation’s multi-disciplinary team of experts. Decisions on projects that will receive financing are made by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

When assessing applications, we appreciate the following:

  • applicant explains the ways in which the project increases the internal strength and depth of Finnish culture.
  • the applicant has the capabilities required for completing the project
  • the applicant explains how operations (if long-term) will be financed after support from Kordelin has ended
  • the project is multi-disciplinary
  • the project description indicates how the project’s success will be measured

Applications are made in electronic format at the online application service at www.kordelin.fi. The application service will open on 1 Jan 2017.

Grants can be awarded for multi-disciplinary projects that in innovative and sustainable ways reflect Kordelin’s idea of increasing the internal strength and depth of culture. The idea is that applicants will submit their own answers to this question. Grants can be awarded to ongoing work only if the work complies with the purpose. We appreciate applicants who have demonstrably been successful with similar projects.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors will decide which projects will receive funding in March 2017. The start date of a project can be no earlier than 1 April 2017. We do not award grants retrospectively.

Applications are reviewed by an multi-disciplinary expert team in February, and the Foundation’s Board of Directors will decide which projects will receive grants in March 2017. All applicants are informed of the decisions via email in March 2017.

Major cultural projects are mentioned already in the bylaws of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation from the year 1918. The first grant of FIM250,000 was awarded in 1927 to the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, who strived to ‘solve such problems in the field of natural sciences that, in particular, involve Finnish nature and natural Finnish products, and can, when solved, be of particular benefit or glory to our country.’  Ever since that time the Foundation has supported major cultural projects. In 2016, we updated our operational model for major cultural projects.

Now, for the first time, major cultural projects will provide full financing to a number of projects that are significant to Finnish culture. However, projects are also required to provide self-financing, and itemize it accordingly in the budget. Self-financing can consist of, for example, the salaries of the project’s own personnel, rent for premises that are used by the project, etc. The Foundation’s share of a project’s total funding can be from €100,000 to €200,000 per year.

Grants can be awarded for multi-disciplinary projects that in innovative and sustainable ways reflect Kordelin’s idea of increasing the internal strength and depth of culture. The idea is that applicants will submit their own answers to this question. Grants can be awarded to ongoing projects only if the project complies with the purpose. We appreciate applicants who have demonstrably been successful with similar projects.

Grants are not awarded to private individuals, working groups or construction projects, such as working premises. Working groups that consist of private individuals may be considered, but the applicant must in such cases be a background entity, such as a university or a registered association.

 

Projects can run for one year or for several years, and you can apply for grants from the Kordelin Foundation for one year, two years, or three years.  The Foundation will finance any individual project for a maximum period of three years. If a project receives funding for several years, applications must still be made separately for each year of operations.

In 2017, the Foundation will give out max.  €600,000 as grants for major cultural projects.  The Foundation’s share of project financing can be €100,000 to €200,000 per target. If a project receives funding for several years, applications must still be made separately for each year of operations. Generally, the Foundation reserves €1.8 million for the first three-year period (2017–2019).  The sum (in euros) that can be awarded in 2018 depends on whether the Foundation will reserve funds for the following years of the projects that it supports in their first year. Basically, this can diminish the annually awarded sum of €600,000.

Collectives, registered associations and companies can apply for a grant. The grants are not awarded to private individuals. Working groups that consist of private individuals may be considered, but the applicant must in such cases be a background entity, such as a university or a registered association.

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