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

Instructions for applicants


Applications for the grants awarded by the funds and foundations of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, apart from the Mathematics Fund, are made via an online application service. More detailed application instructions are always published on the Finnish website when a call for applications opens. This page includes all of the general instructions regarding applications. More detailed instructions, such as the application period, are always published with the announcement of the grant.

Please be sure to read the application instructions carefully. Application announcements are revised annually and may include changes.

Going through the FAQ page on the Finnish site containing questions regarding the application process and answer to them is also recommended.

Additional information and advice related to applications 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. or + 358 (0)50 4620 889).

Application period

In the spring, applications are accepted for grants from the Eino Jutikkala Fund and the Emil Öhmann Foundation and the Hilkka and Otto Brusiin Foundation. In the autumn, applications are accepted for grants from the Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä Fund. See detailed schedule.


No written recommendations are attached to the application or sent afterwards. Only maximum of two names of possible referees are given in the form.

Language of the application

The application materials and service are only available in Finnish. Applications can, however, be submitted in English, also including possible application appendices. Only exception is when the fields is instructed to be filled in Finnish. In that case the box can be left unfilled.

Please notice, that you don't have to be a Finnish citizen to apply.

Evaluation of applications

Applications are processed by experts in the relevant fields. The names of the people who have evaluated the applications will not be published.

Decisions regarding the grants are made by the Board of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters or in the case of foundations, the Board of the Foundation.


The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters will contact the grant recipients personally. The decisions of awarded grants are sent in writing by mail. The names of the recipients can be seen on the website of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters following the award ceremony. Detailed schedules are published on the Available grants page and with the announcement of the grant.

Evaluations of the applications will not be provided after the application process.

Grant period

The grants from the Jutikkala and Väisälä Funds are always awarded for the following year. For example, grants applied to for in 2020 are awarded for 2021 and they become available on 1 January 2021.

The grants awarded by the Öhmann and Brusiin Foundations are available immediately after the award ceremony held in October, however, they must be used within the following year at the latest.

Grants are not awarded retroactively.

Grant report

All recipients of grants from the funds and foundations of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters must submit a report for the awarded grant. Additional information regarding the report and schedule for submission can be found under Selvitys apurahasta (only in Finnish). The report should be sent within four months after the grant period has ended.

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

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Secretary General
Pekka Aula
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Administrative Manager
Leila Sarajärvi
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Science Communicator
Klaus Elfving
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Administrative Assistant
Nina Rapelo
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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
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Academy Secretary, Sofi (Science Advice Initiative of Finland)
Jaakko Kuosmanen
+358-40-0601 716
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Science Communicator, Sofi (Science Advisory Initiative of Finland)
Nanna Särkkä
+358-50-5208 366
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