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

Väisälä Fund


The call for applications for the grants from the Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä Fund is open yearly in August/September. The application materials and system are only available in Finnish.

In 2021 the application process was open 9 August to 20 September!

Application announcement: see announcement.

The application is made and sent electronically through online service. Please read all instructions carefully before sending the application.

Please see Instructions for applicants for further information


Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä Fund distributes grants to representatives of fields of research included in the mathematical and natural sciences. The Board of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters ensures that fields close to those in which Vilho Väisälä and his brothers worked are well represented. Those fields are physics, mathematics, geophysics, meteorology and astronomy.

A recent innovation is that the Väisälä Fund joined the post doc pool set up by the Council of Finnish Foundations to provide longer scholarships for postdoctoral research work abroad.

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)