Instructions for grant recipient

Grant declaration

Grant recipients will receive an email in November and the decisions on grants will be published around the end of year on the Research Foundation's website. In the email, we require that the grant recipients are committed to use the grant for scientific research according to research plan in the grant application or discuss the possible changes with the Foundation. We also require that grant recipients mention the Foundation in case the research is leading for publications. The commitment shall be sent to Foundation's email (tutkimussaatio(at)orion.fi).

Grants in general

Orion Research Foundation requires that grant recipients are committed to use the grant for scientific research according to research plan in grant application. In case the research is leading for publications should grant recipient mention the Foundation ”Orion Research Foundation sr”.

The grant is meant to be used during year awarded. However, part of the grant can be used during previous or next year. Grants are meant to be used up to two years after the decision and the Research Foundation can provide a year additional time with a justifiable reason. Permission for changing the use of the grant should be asked from the Foundation.

Changing the use of the grant

The use of the grant can be changed after the declarations (for example, the amount of personal grant). You can make changes by contacting the Research Foundation.

The possible changes to the grant period should be also discussed with the Foundation.

Payment of grants

In the grant decision email, grant recipients are asked to inform their payment details by signing in the application system. The grants will be paid during December.

Social security and taxation

Grants shall be insured according to the Farmers' Pension Insurance (MYEL). Grant recipients are required to fulfill this statutory requirement themselves. Orion Research Foundation will inform the Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) about the grants. More information on Mela's website.

The grants will be informed to the Finnish Tax Administration.