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

  • Science
    – doctoral thesis work
    – post-doctoral research
    – research funding for a researcher returning to Finland after post-doctoral research abroad (homing grant).
    – research groups
  • Arts
  • 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
Email toimisto@wihurinrahasto.fi

 

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation’s Board of Trustees