Purpose of grants and supported fields

The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation distributes grants primarily to young postdoctoral researchers. Grants may also be awarded to complete the dissertation in the fields supported by the foundation. In this case, a written recommendation from the supervisor is desirable.


Allocation criteria

When applying for a grant, please follow the instructions below. In particular, please note the following general principles:

  • During the research, a leave of absence is required (at least in part).

  • Young researchers are prioritized.

  • The grant is primarily awarded to applicants who have already completed their PhD.

  • A statement of a grant applied for or obtained elsewhere for the same research must be attached.

  • Mainly, grants are not awarded for congress travel or for the purchase of equipment and supplies.

  • Grants will be awarded only to applicants who do not receive a "researcher salary".

The size and duration of the grant.

A full-time working grant is 26,000 € for doctoral candidates and 31,000 € for postdoctoral researchers.

A grant may also be awarded for a period of 2–3 years.

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