Orion Research Foundation Grants for 2023: apply by 10 September 2022

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

  1. for researchers with a doctorate (completed in the five years running up to 10 September 2022 *)), for continuation of research (maximum EUR 50,000) and
  2. for young scientists without a doctorate, for scientific research (maximum
    EUR 5,000).

The Foundation does not award travel grants, for example for travel to congresses.

The smaller grants (maximum EUR 5,000) are always personal grants and not for expenditure.

Research abroad or establishing own research group with the greater grant is appreciated. Applicant shall attach the engagement letter from place of performance abroad for research of post doctorate grant.

Apply by filling in the electronic form on https://orion.apurahat.fi/haku/UserLogin.aspx?kieli=englanti.

The application form is to be filled in using Finnish, Swedish or English. The Foundation does not take additional attachments or recommendation letters into account. An applicant may receive EUR 50,000 grant once and maximum 5,000 grant a maximum of two times.

The Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) handles the statutory earnings-related pension and occupational accident insurance of those receiving a grant or scholarship from Finland. Recipients of scientific grants and scholarships have been customers of Mela as of the beginning of 2009. For more information, visit https://www.mela.fi/en/grant-and-scholarship-recipients.

The grant application period is between 1 August and 10 September 2022. It is not possible to make changes to applications after they have been submitted. The decisions on grants will be published towards the end of 2022 on the Research Foundation’s website. The grants will be paid out in December 2022. November 2022 applicants receiving the grant will have an email to the address entered in the application.

For enquiries regarding grants, please contact Anu Imppola, Manager of the Research Foundation, telephone +358 10 426 3803.

*) 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.