The Foundation awards grants for finalizing Ph.D. theses, and for research visits related to Ph.D. thesis work in various fields of science. A grant awarded for finalizing a Ph.D. thesis should lead to the thesis being submitted for pre-examination by the end of the grant period.
Science grants are only awarded to private individuals.
An individual grant can be applied for by Finns or by people who work in Finland for the advancement of Finnish science, culture, and civil society. The grant is intended for full-time work, performed during the calendar year that follows the year the grant was awarded. Grants are not awarded retrospectively. Work may not begin before the December of the year the grant was awarded.
Post doc grants: information on the Post Doc Pool.
The purpose of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation is to promote and support Finnish science, literature, arts, and public education. Applicants may receive grants if they, based on prior established work, are in a position to implement the plan that they have proposed. When evaluating grant applications, our experts pay attention to the significance of the topic as well as the quality, contents, schedule, and feasibility of the research plan. Moreover, the applicant’s activeness in the scientific field is taken into consideration, with things such as publications that are not related to the Ph.D. work and participation in international congresses taken into account.
Humanities, pool 1.
Natural sciences, pool 2.
Social sciences, pool 3.
In most cases, grants have a duration of 12 or 6 months. Working grants are intended for the continuous, full-time work of private individuals during a specified period of time. Grants are not awarded for part-time work. The size of a working grant is approximately €2,166 per month (Ph.D. theses).
You can include expenses such as material expenses, assistant expenses and purchased services into your work. Mela, the insurer of grant recipients, will accept expenses that account for max. half of the received grant. The grant covers employment pension insurance, occupational accident insurance, and group life insurance. More information is available from Mela.
Grants are not awarded for expenses alone. Please note that work + expenses combined may not exceed the maximum amounts listed below.
More information is available on the grant recipient page. Tax regulations may change, and their interpretation can to some extent vary. Consequently, the Alfred Kordelin Foundation cannot be held responsible for the correctness of this information, nor can it provide more detailed instructions on taxation. In any unclear instances, grant recipients should ask for instructions directly from the tax authorities (www.vero.fi).
You can direct your application to one field of science. When drawing up your application, you must select the field whose experts you wish to evaluate your application. If your application is multidisciplinary, choose the field you yourself think best fits your project, or which best represents your application.
The Foundation supports research in the humanities and the natural and social sciences (finalizing Ph.D. theses and related research visits). Select the field of science to which your application pertains to in the online grant service.
For the time being, in the field of medicine the Foundation supports only research into heart and vascular disease by awarding grants for Ph.D. thesis finalization and thesis-related research visits. All more detailed instructions for applicants are available on this page.
See also the Helinä Wähä Fund grants for research on children with heart disease.
The application period is from 1 to 15 August 2023. The application period ends on 15 August 2023 at 4 pm Finnish time. Use the Foundation’s online grant service for your grant application. Grant applications can be created and sent in the grant online service only during the application period.
Prior to applying for a new grant, submit a usage report for any grants you have previously received from the Kordelin Foundation.
Net banking identification is required for grant applications. The application and its appendices must be delivered to the online service within the application period. Statements and diplomas can be submitted to the statement service and to the online grant service up to a specified date. The Foundation will not accept incomplete or late applications or their appendices.
We recommend that you attach only the mandatory appendices to your application. If the application is incomplete, the service will prevent it from being sent until the missing information has been added.
Contact your supervisor in good time and ask them to deliver a statement to the statement online service.
Diplomas here mean a master’s diploma.
The decisions on awarded grants are made by the Board of Directors of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation in October. All applicants will receive information on the decisions in November via email.