Other Research Funding
Information on external funding bodies
On this page you will find information on funding bodies offering funding to doctoral students (and researchers), for example personal grants.
For information on open calls, please see the Bulletin Board.
Private and public Finnish research funding
On this page there are useful links to websites on Finnish funding for researchers and doctoral students (note that the information on Funds at Hanken is on a separate page). Please read each foundation's instructions carefully in order to establish to whom the funding is available (as personal grants to doctoral students, postdocs, senior researchers, or as externally funded research projects for universities / organisations which cannot be applied for directly by individual researchers).
AURORA is a comprehensive database that contains information on finnish, nordic, european and international research funding, including information on when the calls are open for applications. The database is open to all and can be used free of charge.
Some Private and Public Foundations:
- The Academy of Finland
Information on the funding sources for research, instructions, application forms
- The Finnish Work Environment Fund
The Finnish Work Environment Fund finances research and development work, which improves working conditions and promotes the safety and productivity aspects of work place activities. Please contact Research Liaison Officer Mathias Björklund prior to applications!
- Detaljhandelns Forskningsstiftelse
- Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation
- Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (State subsidy for organizing international conferences)
- The Finnish Cultural Foundation
- The Finnish Investor Relations Society (FIRS)
- Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (Jutikkala Fund)
- Fortumin säätiö
- The National Union of Students in Finland
- Hans Bang Stiftelsen
- Helsingin Sanomat foundation
- Högskolestiftelsen i Österbotten
- Nokia Foundation
- Nordea Pankin säätiö
- The OP-Pohjola Group foundations
- Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse
- Oskari Huttusen säätiö
- Otto A. Malm Foundation (scholarships for research are granted on even-numbered years)
- Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation
- Yrjö Jahnssonin Säätiö (economics & finance)
- Alfred Kordelinin Säätiö
- Bröderna Lars och Ernst Krogius forskningsfond (economics & statistics)
- Kunnallisalan kehittämissäätiö
- Niilo Helander Foundation
- Paulon Säätiö
- Foundations' Professor Pool (for professors)
- Letterstedtska föreningen (a Nordic organisation with a section in Finland)
- Sparbankernas stiftelser
- Svenska Kulturfonden
- Stiftelsen för främjandet av värdepappersmarknaden i Finland
- Saara and Björn Wahlroos Foundation
- Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Företagsekonomisk Forskning
- Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto
- Finnish Concordia Fund (mainly funding for women)
- Stiftelsernas post doc pool (funding for post doc -researchers for research work abroad)
- Sjöfartsstiftelsen / Merenkulun säätiö
- Tutkijat maailmalle (scholarships for research work abroad)
National Doctoral Programmes
The Finnish Graduate School in Stochastics and Statistics
Contact at Hanken: Gunnar Rosenqvist
The Doctoral Programme in the Built Environment
Contact at Hanken: Bo-Christer Björk and Anders Löflund
Gender Studies Doctoral Programme
Contact at Hanken: Jeff Hearn
And through Hanken's membership in the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki:
Finnish Doctoral Programme for Russian and East European Studies
Contact at Hanken: Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen
Websites with information on international research activities and funding
Useful links to websites with information on international research activities and also funding for research projects, research networks, visiting professors and for arranging conferences can be found here. Many of these funding bodies do not have personal grants available for researchers or doctoral students (only funding for so called Joint Research Projects). Those seeking information about personal scholarships for studies / research visits abroad, please see Outgoing Mobility.
Please contact the Centre for Research and International Affairs at Hanken for more information on research funding.
Search engines / databases:
- The AURORA database is a comprehensive database that contains information on finnish, nordic, european and international research funding, including information on when the calls are open for applications. The database is open to all and can be used free of charge.
The Nordic Countries:
- NordForsk - Nordic Research Board NordForsk funds Nordic co-operation within research and research training (mobility between the Nordic countries, research networks, visiting professors, organising doctoral courses and workshops). No personal grants are available, the funding is always applied for by the organising university (= Joint research projects). On the website is information on upcoming activities such as doctoral courses, seminars and conferences.
- NOS-HS NOS-HS is a cooperation between the Councils for research in the humanities and social sciences in the Nordic countries for supporting Nordic research projects and the publication of the results of the projects.
- NSFR NSFR supports Nordic research co-operation on the area of taxation
- The Nordic Innovation Centre (NIC)
NIC supports Nordic research.
- ESF - The European Science Foundation ESF is promotes European reserach programmes, networks and conferences. Visit the pages on Social Sciences (a link from the ESF website)
- Academy of Finland
Visit also the site of the Academy of Finland for information on European and other international research activities and research funding
- Europa - The European Union On-Line
Europa is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and links to the institutions and the official documents of the European Union
- ERC - European Research Council
The ERC has yearly calls for proposals. There are three types of ERC grants: Starting grants (for researchers with 2-7 years of experience after their PhD), Consolidator grants (for researchers with 7-12 years of experience after their PhD) and Advanced grants (for top research leaders with at least 10 years of experience and significant research achievements). The ERC grant is awarded to the researchers' host institution. Please contact the Research Liaison Officer before applying for funding from the ERC.
- Jean Monnet Programme
The Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission offers support for developing university-based teaching and research that relates to the European Union. The goal of the programme is to increase knowledge about the European integration by supporting education and research in the fields of history, politics, economics, EU law and EU external relations. It is possible to apply for support e.g. for arranging courses that thematically relate to the EU, development of research that relates to the EU and for organising seminars.
- NSF - National Science Foundation
The NSF is an independent agency of the U.S. Government. Researches from the U.S. can receive grants for their visits abroad, and the Foundation supports international research projects with participants from the U.S. (note that the application is always submitted by the U.S. participants).