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



Before submitting an application, see the FAQ on the Finnish website. Assistance and advice for grant-related matters is available from the office of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +358 (0)50 4620 889).

Some main points in English can also be found under Instructions for applicants


What kind of attachments are required?

The only required attachment is a progress report from the supervisor of PhD thesis when applying for second or third grant period. Progress report is not required if you haven’t previously received PhD grant from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

All other information is filled directly in the application form.

Do I have to send the application and attachments also by post?

No, the application is sent only electronically via the online form.

Can grant applications be submitted in languages other than Finnish?

Applications (and related attachements) can also be submitted in English and Swedish.

The application requests references. Should references be attached to the application or is there a separate system which can be used to provide references? Must references be attached to the application?

Separate references are not attached to the applications. Neither is there a separate system for providing references. The inclusion of the names and contact information of the references is sufficient (these are requested on the Application (“Hakemus”) page). The system also does not send requests to the references. Please note that the information for two references at most can be provided on the application.

What is the grant period?

In the case of Jutikkala Fund and Väisälä Fund the grant period starts January 1st the following year the earliest. The grant period need to start during next year following the application period.

In the case of Öhmann Foundation and Brusiin Foundation the grant can be paid after the grant ceremony. The grant period need to start during next year following the application period.

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

+358-50-4620 890
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Secretary General
Pekka Aula
+358-40-7030 952
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Administrative Manager
Leila Sarajärvi
+358-50-4620 890
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Science Communicator
Klaus Elfving
+358 50 5876 527
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Administrative Assistant
Nina Rapelo
+358-50-4620 889 
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Administrative Secretary
Suvi Salmi (study leave from 1 October)
+358-50-5128 830
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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)