Frequently asked questions
The Research Foundation declares the grants to be applied in August. The application deadline ends in early September.
Grants are designated to support academic research for Finnish medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and natural sciences related to those, such as chemistry and physics according Orion Research Foundation’s rules
*) By completing the degree of specialist, specialized dentist or specialized veterinarian or for other special reasons (such as maternity, paternity, parental or nursing leave, conscript or non-military service or long-term sickness) applicant may extend the period of five years to maximum seven years. Applicant shall give clarification for surpassing the deadline of five years in CV.
The exact day is considered from the application deadline. Therefore, you are not able to apply for a greater grant if date of doctorate is later than that. However, you can apply for the smaller grant.
An applicant may receive EUR 50,000 grant once and maximum 5,000 grant a maximum of two times.
Grant recipients will have an email in November and the decisions on grants will be published on the Research Foundation’s website.
Certificates can be asked from the Research Foundation. (Email: tutkimussaatio(at)orion.fi)
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 out in during December.
The grants will be informed to tax authorities. More information: https://www.vero.fi/en/detailed-guidance/guidance/48885/taxation-of-grants-scholarships-awards-for-merit-and-other-awards2/
Orion Research Foundation receives over 700 applications yearly. Unfortunately, we are not able to award grants for every good applicant and we don´t state reasons for single applications. Applications are evaluated between the grant applicants each year.