Foundation for Economic Education (Liikesivistysrahasto) grants for research and education in business economics are open for application from 1 June to 15 August 2024

For 105 years, the Foundation for Economic Education has supported Finnish economic development through grants for business research and education. The main goal of the grants is to promote Finland’s economic growth and enhance the competitiveness of its business sector. Grants can be applied for by individuals, research groups, and organizations. A grant applicant’s background may be from disciplines  other than business economics, embracing fresh interdisciplinary approaches.

Research groups can receive three-year grants. The thematic special project for 2024 Innovations, Commercialization and Growth focuses on a key development area for enhancing Finland’s competitiveness. Grants under this theme can be for one or multiple years. The grant round furthermore includes calls from special funds and pooled funds.

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Grant Purposes
Individuals and working groups can apply for grants for doctoral or post-doctoral research. Research groups can include doctoral and post-doctoral researchers working on grants. Besides working grants, a separate application can be made for one conference trip.

Other use: we encourage the building of international research consortia/networks, in particular through international cooperation between researchers and research groups.

Organizations can apply for targeted grants for organizing conferences or other specified purposes.

Grant Period Length
Grants are awarded for projects in 2025, either as working or targeted (expense) grants. Personal grants can last from 4 to 12 months. Research group applications cover a 36-month period from 1.1.2025 to 31.12.2027. The research group’s PI must specify the planned working periods for members, ranging from 12 to 36 months. Targeted grants for conference trips, organizing conferences and seminars, and research visits can start from 1.10.2024.