Over the years the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters has received significant donations. This makes a relatively large distribution of annual research grants possible.
The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters supports research in natural sciences, biosciences, humanities and the social sciences.
The Sohlberg delegation supports postgraduate research within the geosciences (incl. geography) about the natural conditions in Finland and the Nordic countries. Grants are awarded for for conference trips, fieldtrips and purchase of programs (not purchase of equipment).
Guidelines for grants awarded by the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
The Society has approved the following guidelines, which can be found via this link.
The Finnish Society of Science and Letters next grant application period is 1-31.1.2024. The application should be made electronically through this link.
Awarded grants will be published on this website before the end of March. Applications that are not mentioned has not been granted. An award letter will also be sent to those who have been granted. The grant cannot be disbursed before the application is completed with personal identity code, home address, e-mail and bank account number.
Grants can be awarded to members of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters or other researchers. When a non-member applies for a grant, it must be endorsed by a member who serves as a co-guarantor for the application and the performance of the foreseen work. The form for the guarantor´s commitment.
Report on the use of the grant
Persons receiving grants must submit a report on the use of the grant funds as soon as possible after completion of the work, or at least once a year no later than 31 May. The report including possible receipts should be sent by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The report is reviewed by the permanent secretary and treasurer and is subject to approval by the board.
Non-members reports must be endorsed by the member who serves as a co-guarantor for the application and the performance of the foreseen work. The form for the guarantor´s statement.
Other research grants managed by the Finnish Science Society
The Ruth and Nils-Erik Stenbäck Foundation annually awards grants to young Finnish and Swedish scientists in mathematics, physics and chemistry. The grant proposal is made by the Society and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a collaboration.
The Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation awards grants for scientific research in mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry, including medical chemistry. The proposal for the annual grants is made by the Society’s board or a committee appointed by the board. Grant award policy of the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation.