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Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia | Finnish Academy of Science and Letters | Academia Scientiarum Fennica

Hilkka and Otto Brusiin Foundation

The Hilkka and Otto Brusiin Foundation, which finances legal research, came under the auspices of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters at the end of 2006. It had functioned as a foundation since 1994, but it dates back to 1984, when the Otto Brusiin Scholarship Fund was created. The foundation is now administered by the Academy’s Governing Board.

The aim of the foundation is to maintain and develop interest and research in the philosophy and sociology of law and in the history of ideas in Finland by providing financial support for research work and the publicizing of its results.



Applications for grants from the Brusiin Foundation may be made in April or May each year, and the grants are distributed in October.


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Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Mariankatu 5 A, 2nd floor
00170 Helsinki, Finland

+358-50-4620 890
acadsci (at)

Secretary General
Pekka Aula
+358-40-7030 952
pekka.aula (at)  

Administrative Manager
Leila Sarajärvi
+358-50-4620 890
leila.sarajarvi (at)

Science Communicator
Klaus Elfving
+358 50 5876 527
klaus.elfving (at)

Administrative Assistant
Nina Rapelo
+358-50-4620 889 
nina.rapelo (at)

Administrative Secretary
Suvi Salmi (study leave from 1 October)
+358-50-5128 830
suvi.salmi (at)

Administrative Secretary
Emilia Lähde (from 6 September 2021)
+358-50-5128 830
emilia.lahde (at)

Academy Secretary, Sofi (Science Advice Initiative of Finland)
Jaakko Kuosmanen
+358-40-0601 716
jaakko.kuosmanen (at)

Science Communicator, Sofi (Science Advisory Initiative of Finland)
Nanna Särkkä
+358-50-5208 366
nanna.sarkka (at)