Who can apply for a grant?
The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation issues grants for scientific research. The Foundation grants primarily personal grants for young post-doctoral researchers and for finalization of PhD dissertations. Please note that the Foundation primarily supports research at Finnish universities or Finnish researchers abroad.
Grants will generally not be awarded for only equipment purchases, printing costs or to cover travel expenses.
I'm researching subject X, can I apply for a grant?
Grants are awarded for all scientific disciplines except: medical research, mathematics, physics and chemistry (including biochemistry and medical chemistry).
How large grants can I apply for?
A one-year grant for doctoral students is 26 000 euros and 31 000 euros for post-doctoral students. Grants may also be awarded for 2-3 years.
In what language should I provide my research plan and attachments?
The application and all required attachments can be provided in English, Swedish or Finnish.
What is meant with young researchers?
Young researchers refers to youth as a researcher. In other words someone who is still in the beginning of once career as a researcher. Young doesn't refer to the biological age of the applicant.
My disputation is after the annual application period. May I apply for a post-doc grant?
Yes. Explain your situation in the application and provide the Foundation with additional information afterwards if necessary.
I will be notified if I'm approved into the doctoral programme after the annual application period, can I still apply for a grant?
Yes. Explain your situation in the application and provide the Foundation afterwards with additional information if necessary.
Do I need to mail my application by post to the Foundation?
No. The Foundation only processes applications that are sent through the online application system. The application is not required to be sent in by traditional mail.
In how many parts will the grant be paid? Can it be paid monthly?
The grant will generally be paid in one payment. If you want to get the grant in more than one payment, for example to divide it into two taxation years, please contact the Foundation's agent.
Can the grant be directly made out to my university/organisation?
The grant will be paid to the bank account provided by the applicant in the electronic application system. You may give your university's/organisation's bank account and other information through the system.
Please note that the Foundation doesn't pay an extra fee for the university's administration or work space.
How much am I allowed to work elsewhere with the grant?
Every case is considered individually and there is no set limit (e.g. 25%) that is automatically accepted. In general the research work financed by the grant should be considered one's main full-time job.
According to general principles, one can't simultaneously use two grants for the same research project.
Do I need to pay tax on my grant?
All grants for receivers who are subject to taxation in Finland are subject to tax for the amount of all grants exceeding the total annual highest amount of the governmental artist grant.
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How long should the research plan be? What structure should it follow?
There are no strict form requirements for the research plan. Please follow general praxis in your research field.
The length of the research plan should not exceed three pages. Bibliography or references do not need to fit on the three pages, and can be extended to following pages.