Call for Applications
The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation awards grants for the promotion and support of cultural and economic development in Finland.
Application period 1 – 31 May 2016.
Grants are awarded for different fields of
– doctoral thesis work
– post-doctoral research
– research funding for a researcher returning to Finland after post-doctoral research abroad (homing grant).
– research groups
- Societal activities
The grant for medicine is used for the maintenance of the Wihuri Research Institute.
Grants for biomedicine are awarded for one-year full-time doctoral thesis work and research funding for a researcher returning to Finland after post-doctoral research abroad (homing grant).
Grants for visual arts are awarded mainly for art research.
The Foundations’ Post Doc Pool, which the Wihuri Foundation is a member of, funds post-doctoral research abroad (that lasts for at least one academic year). More information from www.postdocpooli.fi.
The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation awards both undefined and one-year working grants.
A one-year working grant (doctoral studies 24.000 euros and post-doctoral research 28.000 euros) is meant for one-year full-time work. During this time the grantee can’t be employed. The grant is made for one year at a time. To apply for a second and third year grant the grantee must apply for them with a new application each year. If the grantee decides to apply for a continuation grant as described he/she must provide a progress report and a statement from a supervisor to be seen as a prospective recipient.
A six-month working grant (doctoral studies 12 000 euros and post-doctoral research 14 000) is meant for full-time work lasting for six months during which the grantee must be on a leave from salaried work. Research funding for a researcher returning to Finland after post-doctoral research abroad is called a homing grant and is worth 50 000 euros.
You can apply for a grant by filling in the application form online on the Foundation’s website. The application form and its attachments will be sent to the Foundation via the application service. https://hakemukset.fi/wihhaku/UserLogin.aspx?kieli=englanti
The online application service will close down by the deadline 31.5.2016 at 24.00 (UTC +2).
More detailed information from the Foundation’s website www.wihurinrahasto.fi.
References to support the application should be given by the writer of the reference through an online reference form. https://hakemukset.fi/wihlausunto/UserLogin.aspx?kieli=eng
A list of amended grants will be published 10 October on the Foundation’s website.
Successful grant applicants will be informed by a letter.
Further information from the office of the Foundation.
Kalliolinnantie 4, 00140 Helsinki (Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00)
Tel. 09 454 2400
Fax 09 444 590
The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation’s Board of Trustees