Call for grants 2020

The Instrumentarium Science Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020. To celebrate the anniversary year, the Foundation has allocated 2 million Euros to support medical research, medical technology and related science and economics research. Silmu is a new form of grant designed for promoting business research, innovations and entrepreneurship.

The foundation’s primary role is to support medical, technical and scientific equipment and methods related research and economic research in these fields. The Foundation can also support other high-level basic research in medical, scientific and technological areas that promotes the Foundation's purposes. The Foundation's grants for the year 2020 are available from 10th of June to 9th of September 2019. 

1. Instrufoundation Fellow Grants (á 100 000 €, 5 pcs)

The grant is intended for a newly established independent researcher returning to Finland either to set up a research team or to strengthen a researcher's existing research team. The Fellow grant is intended for use in Finland for one year's research work.

2. Silmu Grants (á 50 000 €, 5 pcs)

The Foundation's new Silmu grant is intended for researchers and entrepreneurs with innovative projects that promote new business. Duration of the project is one year and it has to be conducted in Finland. A prerequisite for the grant is that the applicant (team) is in possession of the rights to the idea. A transfer agreement has been signed on the rights. In addition, a spin-out company that has been registered in Finland has been established for commercialization of the idea (Business ID exists). The grant will be transmitted to a company created from the research.

3. Post-doc grants

The individual grant is intended to support the research based abroad of recent doctorates for up to two years. The grant may cover all costs arising from working abroad, such as travel costs, school fees and insurance. The amount to be awarded is based on the cost estimate submitted by the applicant.

4. Grants for doctoral theses

The individual postgraduate grant is intended for full-time doctoral thesis work in Finland. The grant is awarded for one year at a time.

Applications should be submitted electrically using the link available on web site, the link will be opened on the 10th June.

Fill in the application in Finnish or English. The deadline for applications is on 9th September 2019. The name of the grantees, specific research and the amount awarded will be published in March 2020 on the homepage of the Science Foundation.

Look for more information at the ”instructions for applicants” page.

Please check out the grant form by opening the pdf file below.

Contacts for additional information:

Irmeli Kosonen
Tel. 040 778 1656

Markku Lämsä
Tel. 040 501 5800

The Board of Instrumentarium Science Foundation