Grants

Liikesivistysrahasto (the Foundation for Economic Education) promotes research especially in business and economics in the field of business administration. The mission of the Foundation for Economic Education is to work with close links to business life and to build channels of scientific research, education and business economics also to serve business life in practice. Most of the grants awarded annually are aimed at doctoral and post-doc studies and education. Following the criteria established by the special funds’ rules grants are also awarded for specific groups of applicants. Support for long-term studies abroad is provided, within the Foundations’ post doc pool as well as by the post-doctoral SCANCOR fellowship and Tutkijat maailmalle programmes, among others. The Foundation for Economic Education contributes to the Post Docs in Companies programme that facilitates co-operation between researchers and companies. In 2018, In 2018 the estimated grant sum total was 4 million euros.

The 2019 grant budget is 5 million euros to celebrate the centenary of the Foundation for Economic Education.

GRANT FOCUS AREAS

As defined by the Foundation for Economic Education’s board, there are focus areas applied to the grant round. The focus areas have been in use since 2016.

The 2019 focus areas are:

  • Data economy
  • Business renewal
  • Entrepreneurship, scaling and growth
  • Future-sustainable environment
  • Leadership competence

GRANT APPLICATION ROUND

The Foundation for Economic Education’s 2019 grant application round is from June 1 to August 15. The application round is announced annually on the foundation’s website and in major daily newspapers at the end of May.

The awarded grants are published on the Foundation’s website in November. The grant recipients will also be informed via e-mail.