The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters

Grants awarded to Ukrainian researchers

The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters has on August 22, 2022 awarded grants of totally 171 360 euro to fourteen Ukrainian researchers for scientific work at Finnish universities. The grants have been awarded to researchers who have had an acute need to flee the atrocities of Russia´s war in Ukraine or who have been unable to return home because of the war.

The grant programme for Ukrainian researchers has been closed.

More information is given by the Permanent Secretary of the Society, Professor Mats Gyllenberg, phone +358 (0)50 4332920, email

For Peace

We, the signatory academies of sciences and technology, condemn the war in Ukraine and support all efforts in advancing peace. The war not only threatens human lives and well-being but also the foundations of civil society, including prerequisites for scientific work. As representatives of the scientific community we appeal to all parties for finding way to restore peace. Our joint efforts have to be channelled towards ensuring peaceful and sustainable coexistence.

For peace, stability, and human rights.
March 1, 2022

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The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters

was founded in 1838. It is an Academy for all branches of science and scholarship. Its aim is to promote high-quality research, scholarship, networking and dissemination of information by:

  • arranging presentations, symposia and conferences,
  • publishing scholarly contributions,
  • awarding prizes,
  • providing financial support,
  • promoting national and international contacts,
  • stimulating transdisciplinary discussion.

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The Society has ordinary members, foreign members and honorary members. All members are permanent and invited by the Plenum of the Society. At the age of 67 years, an ordinary member reaches the ranks of the Seniors and a new ordinary member is invited.

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Herrar, fruar och fröknar

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När jag för ett tiotal år sedan blivit invald i Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten var jag smått road av att man vid mötena tilltalade varandra med "herr" och "fru". Jag tog för givet att orsaken var ...

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