In culture and science, grants enable you to find employment as an artist or a researcher, for instance. Grants are awarded by the state as well as private foundations and funds.
Applying for a grant for making art
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland Taike annually distributes discretionary government transfers as grants and subsidies for making art. Subsidies are granted to both individual artists and working groups and communities.
Artist grants and working grants are intended to be used for artistic work. The Arts Promotion Centre Finland also awards target grants for individual projects and grants for mobility for trips abroad to professional artists. Working groups may also receive target and mobility grants. The special subsidies and operational grants awarded to communities by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland are intended for associations, foundations, cooperatives, municipalities and companies.
The Ministry of Education and Culture awards government aid for such purposes as education, science, culture, sports and youth work. You must apply for the grants separately, and they are granted based on discretion. The ministry awards grants mainly to communities.
In addition, Finland has several private foundations and funds that award grants. Information about applying for funding at research.fi. Most grant providers have application periods, but you can apply for some grants all year round.
Applying for a grant for conducting science
If you are conducting scientific work or research, you can apply for a grant to secure your income and to cover the costs related to your research. You may be entitled to a grant if you are a student or postgraduate student pursuing a basic degree. Basic degree students are often granted a one-time grant, whereas the grants awarded to postgraduate students may be long-term grants. Working groups may also receive grants.
Information about applying for funding at research.fi. Most grant providers have application periods, but you can apply for some grants all year round.