Grants are awarded for work and expenses that accrue after the grant was awarded. Grants are not awarded for construction projects, or in support of the basic operations of an organisation.

The application period is from the first day of January to the last day of January each year.

Grants and financing from other funds and foundations can be reported through the grant online service even when the application period is over. Please logg in and open your application. At the bottom of the page there is a place weher you can report your grant.

The application period begins on Janurary. Please check the application period from our website.

 

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 2018. 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 after the application period has ended.

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.

It is possible to make grant applications in finnish or in english. On our website, please select righ language option (EN) and choose option “For grant applicant” in sign in -menu.

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 2018. 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.
  • invitation if congress travel
    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
  • CV (mandatory)
  • recommendation, optional
  • information of possible 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 (another working grant, salary, adult education allowance or unemployment benefit) 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.

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 (€20.461,72  in 2018). 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 Foundation’s office.

You can me a payment request in a grant service. You need your user name, password, personal information and payment code. The payment code is in your grant letter which we have sent to you. If you don’t have a code, please contact Foundation’s office.

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 have a chance to give feedback on the applications or 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.

Collectives, registered associations, and companies are eligible to apply for these grants. A working group consisting of private individuals (e.g. a research group) can only apply if the applicant is for example a university, or a registered association. Private individuals may not apply for these grants.

The grant online service opens January 1 each year and closes at 24:00 on the last day of January. The application or attachments cannot be sent by mail or email. If you are applying for a second two-year major cultural project grant, submit a final report and a new application to the foundation by the last day of January.

Major cultural projects grant may be awarded for a current research and / or cultural project. The Major Cultural Projects grant is only awarded for two-year projects. The grant is intended to be used for work and expenses incurred after the grant is awarded.

The duration of the grant is annually 1.4-31.3.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors will decide which projects will receive grants in March. All applicants are informed of the decisions via email in March.

Major cultural projects grant may be awarded for a current research and / or cultural project. Our goal is to enable a major project by either fully financing the project or acting as one of its main contributors.